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.

A recent story raises the issue of what happens as condominiums get taller, elevators more complex, and are relying on fewer elevators.  A single failure could lead to a 50+ floor building without any elevator service.  Where does that leave emergency services responding to a medical call or fire?