The previous poster who claims we have no idea of the amount of damage, etc in the buildings that day is not completely correct, also.
I don't have the information in front of me but there was a specific person in one of the buildings who knew the architecture and engineering well. He went from being in one of the upper floors down to the lower sky lobby (I can't recall if he was able to escape or not but I think he did not). He did inspect the elevators and was able to contact building ops via radio and report that the elevators were severely damaged / unusable at least in that building and location. He told them that at least two of them were about to collapse completely (machinery, cables etc were going to fall down the shafts).
Based on that story and the damage seen, you could present a theory based on halfway decent evidence that the impact of the planes was severe enough to cause the type of damage that would cause most of the elevators to stop working which seems to fit the information we have. (Most elevators failed completely and some became "stuck" despite power / backup power being on). A movement of the elevator shafts consistent with the damage this person reported would cause all kinds of problems, especially in the safety systems and components which require very tight alignments.
Originally posted by 4hero
Originally posted by Havick007
reply to post by kdog1982
It;s not worth watching as you understand how elevators work in an emergency situation... don't worry too much about it.
Let people decide for themselves, anyone would think you were deliberately trying to put people off watching it.
People do watch it, leave no stone unturned...