Six rescued unhurt after Chicago skyscraper elevator plummets 85 stories
- One of several cables holding elevator broke and car fell rapidly
- Six people including pregnant woman rescued by firefighters
People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors.
The Chicago Tribune reported on Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the elevator early on Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, formerly the John Hancock Center. They heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride.