Lift in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before rescue
The occupants heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride as the lift fell
People rescued from a lift in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learnt they had dropped 84 floors.
The Chicago Tribune reported on Monday that six people, including a pregnant woman, got into the lift early Friday after leaving a restaurant on the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue building. They heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride.
One of several cables holding the lift broke and the car fell rapidly, landing somewhere near the 11th floor.
Firefighters broke through a wall more than 10 stories above ground from a parking garage to reach the people who were trapped inside.
The elevator and two others will be closed until they are repaired and officials figure out what happened.
Updated: November 20, 2018 03:07 PM