Look | Elevator Time Warp

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Admit it. Captivate, the video service in many elevators catches your attention. You can't not look. But as WNYC reports on recovery from Sandy at the three month mark, at least one building in the city is trapped in a Sandy time warp.

The elevator news screen at 26 Broadway is stuck on an endless loop of Sandy-related stories as the storm approached. 

Ah, the memories.

Look at some of the screenshots taken by someone who works in the building with the elevator stuck in 2012. And for more on post-Sandy Lower Manhattan recovery, tune in to Morning Edition on Monday.

The storm halted tv and film productions. Yep, only news crews were crazy enough to be out in the storm lugging cameras.
Remember when the storm lead to the closure of the NYSE?
Flights were canceled in the run-up to the storm.
As Sandy hit, about 1 million customers were without power. After it was over that number was close to 3 million across the region.
President Obama speaks before the storm, saying the country is prepared, but clean-up may take " a long time."
And who could forget the news about the crane.
Events from Discovering Columbus to plays to tech shows were canceled in the run-up to the storm.
The best thing about Captivate, it's not all news, all the time. What better way to pass the time than with an aptly named drink.


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