A group of people who became trapped in an elevator in one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers had dropped 84 floors.
The Chicago Tribune reported earlier today (Monday) that six people, including a pregnant woman, were in the elevator on Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building.
According to the newspaper, they heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier ride than usual.
One the cables broke and the elevator descended rapidly, stopping somewhere near the 11th floor.
Firefighters had to smash their way through a wall to reach the group trapped inside.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 19, 2018
An elevator in Chicago's John Hancock building careened from the 95th floor to the 11th and stranded 6 passengers for hours. https://t.co/W0M94N9NIw
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 18, 2018
This sounds horrifying: An elevator inside Chicago's former Hancock building dropped 84 floors before trapping six people inside, local news outlets reported. https://t.co/TWRlnGxFa7
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 19, 2018