Hancock tower elevator with people falls 84 floors before rescue

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CHICAGO (AP) -- People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors.

The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that six people got into the elevator Friday after leaving a restaurant in the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, formerly the John Hancock Center.

They heard noises and experienced a faster and bumpier than expected ride.

One of several cables holding the elevator broke and the car fell rapidly, landing somewhere near the 11th floor.