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FOURTH TALLEST BUILDING IN CHICAGO COLLAPSES AS SIX ESCAPES DEATH

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Pregnant woman and five others nearly died as the 95th floor of the 875 North Michigan Avenue, which is regarded as Chicago’s fourth tallest building, collapsed on Friday 16th Nov, 2018.

The six people had gotten into the elevator before it started to malfunction as Montemayor, who was visiting from Mexico City on a business trip with his wife Maña said, “At the beginning I believed we were going to die, we were going down and then I felt that we were falling down and then I heard a noise”

Mana his wife added that she noticed dust particles seeping into the elevator and then, she knew something was wrong. One of several cables holding the elevator had broken and the car fell rapidly, landing somewhere near the 11th floor as the Chicago Battalion Fire Chief Patrick Maloney recounted, “It was a precarious situation where we had the cable break on top of the elevator and we couldn’t do an elevator-to-elevator rescue we had to breach a wall”

 

Specifics of how it failed and the type of failure, is still under investigation. Meanwhile, City Buildings Department spokesman Gregg Cunningham said the elevator and two others will be closed until repairs are made and officials figure out what happened and then, visitors to the popular Chicago tower and its observatory area are using freight elevators in the meantime to reach upper floors.

 

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