what would you do in an elevator for 40 hours?

the article itself is ridiculously long and every other paragraph seems like a tangent on elevators, but there’s an interesting idea to it

how would you spend 40 hours with yourself?

here’s the time lapse video:

here’s the article:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/21/080421fa_fact_paumgarten?currentPage=all

a fun snippet:

Loading up an empty elevator car with discarded Christmas trees, pressing the button for the top floor, then throwing in a match, so that by the time the car reaches the top it is ablaze with heat so intense that the alloy (called “babbitt”) connecting the cables to the car melts, and the car, a fireball now, plunges into the pit: this practice, apparently popular in New York City housing projects, is inadvisable.

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April 22, 2008. Tags: . human behavior, serious.

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