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Workers inside a glitzy Manhattan skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal were shaken up Tuesday when a malfunctioning elevator sent shock waves through the Midtown highrise.
The reports from One Vanderbilt, one of the Big Apple’s newest skyscrapers alongside the historic terminal, sent workers scrambling onto Madison Avenue, social media posters said.
“Working at #onevanderbilt today and it felt like the floor dropped 5 feet and continued to bounce,” one Twitter user posted shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
“Evacuated to Madison Avenue and multiple floors are reporting this,” she said. “13, 33, and 60. So far they say they are investigating and there is ‘no cause for concern.’ It is very scary.”
Another tweeted that a “huge ‘shake’ just ran through the building.
“Felt on the 14th, 51st, and 60th floors,” he said. “What was it???? Felt like a huge sine wave running through the building. Anyone else feel it[?]”
A rep for the building told The Post that what may have felt like a tremor to some was simply the result of elevator work being done in the building — but no one was evacuated.
“Earlier today an exterior elevator at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt malfunctioned while mechanics were performing maintenance on it, causing a vibration to be felt in the building,” building spokesman Jeremy Soffin said in an email.
“SUMMIT was closed to the public at the time,” Soffin said. “No one was injured and there is no danger to the building or its occupants.”
The FDNY said the department received a report of a stuck elevator in the building shortly after 5 p.m. but that the call was closed out without incident.
Additional reporting by Joe Marino and Craig McCarthy