The Paternoster Is the Scariest Elevator I've Ever Seen

By Jesus Diaz on at

Maybe it's just me, but as I watch people jumping in and out the Paternoster — an elevator made of chained car, that never stops — I can envisage myself being crushed between the car and the floor. Or losing a foot. It's terrifying.

This one is the largest in the world, located in the Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield.

How has this got past the HSE? I mean, can you imagine what a mess that thing could make, and of drunken students? Like our own Brent Rose just said: "it's just a big old-person trash-compactor." [Tested via Twitter]