Last week, the plight of production manager Nicholas White's 41-hour elevator ordeal at the McGraw-Hill building was detailed in the New Yorker. After a time-lapse video of his near-two days trapped in an elevator was put online, thousands of people have watched and shuddered at the thought of being in a similar situation, allowing media outlets to call it an "Internet sensation."

White was interviewed by Good Morning America and he explained he still takes elevators: "Living in Manhattan I'd be seriously limiting my life if I didn't take elevators."