News media has a tendency to stick with one theme as long as it is hot.  Lately, the reliability of elevators appears to be on the hot list.
This link to a recent story raises the issue of what happens as condominiums get taller, elevators more complex and and relying on less elevators.  A single failure could lead to a 50 floor + building without any elevator service.  Where does that leave emergency services perhaps responding to a medical call or fire?