February 13, 2010
Though I give the place too much credit
Their cover story blown, the owners of Minas Morgul must now account for the tourists trapped in an elevator for the better part of hour 124 floors up in the world's tallest building.
The 15 people inside were trapped for 45 frightening minutes until rescuers managed to pry open the doors. One of those trapped in the elevator said that the lights went off and the car began to fall before the brakes kicked in.
Because the elevator was apparently stuck between floors, workers had to drop a ladder into the shaft so those inside could crawl out.
Judging by the comments, Daily Mail readers view the plight of the Burj Dubai with some degree of ambivalence.
- john burgess, andover ny USA, 10/2/2010
Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 13, 2010 12:28 PM