On Tuesday, office workers at one of the city’s newest and tallest skyscrapers panicked when they said they felt the building shake.
In the 1,401-foot building overlooking E. 42nd St., a spokesperson said. repairs were underway when the elevator failed.
“Earlier today, the external elevator at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt failed while mechanics were performing maintenance on it, causing the building to vibrate,” said Maddy Berry.
Although no one was hurt and no property damage was done, people working in the building shared their scary experiences on Twitter.
“I was working at #onevanderbilt today and it felt like the floor dropped 5 feet and kept bouncing” written by one user. “Evacuated to Madison Avenue and several [sic] floors report it.”
The woman wrote that at least the 13th, 33rd and 60th floors felt a similar tremor.
“While they say they are investigating and there is no cause for concern,” the user continued. “It’s very scary”.
One Vanderbilt opened in September 2020 and includes a 4,000-square-foot public transit concourse with two street-level subway entrances and a walkway that connects to nearby Grand Central Station.
The building’s observation deck, which their website praises as “a three-level multi-sensory artistic immersion like no other,” is closed on Tuesdays.