It sounds like one of those 1950′s psychological experiments that scientific ethics boards no longer allow: Nicholas White was trapped in an elevator in New York City’s McGraw-Hill building for forty-one hours. Just thinking about such an ordeal gives me shivers of claustrophobic anxiety. Forty-one hours! In a suspended box!
Thankfully, security cameras caught the whole thing on tape:
And then read the article, which is fascinating throughout.