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Challenge: Elevated

Offering the enemy a free elevator ride will earn you a 1.07 point modifier.

This Challenge is actually dead-easy – and you do not have to wait to set it up if you move quickly – simply dial-in on the lift in the center of the roof below and you will see that there is already a guard standing there – target the big green button interface on the left and shoot it to cause the door to open, and when the guard turns to look, but a bullet right between his shoulder blades to propel him into the lift shaft, thus completing this Challenge! Eash-peasy Lemon-squeezy!

Helping a guard into the Elevator


Useless Elevator Trivia
The first widely successful elevator tech was the “plunger” lift – which is basically an elevator car placed on a plunger rod – the drawback being that the plunger rod has to be as long as the highest destination for the lift, and has to be sunk into the ground below the shaft of the elevator. This was pre-hydraulic tech, and uses water pressure to raise and lower the lift car. The oldest example of this type of elevator in the U.S. is still in service today! The lift in one of New York City's earliest cooperative apartment buildings, the Otis Safety Elevator was installed in 1883 and still retains most of the original equipment that was on it when it was first installed in the nine-story building at 34 Gramercy Park.

If you ever wondered why some buildings in New York have more than one water tower on the roof, well this is why: the Plunger lift uses the water from the rooftop tank to push the elevator car up.

The hatches in the roof of elevator cars that you always see people in movies and on TV easily open and climb up through are actually bolted shut – to prevent people from easily opening them and climbing out. The reason for that is that you are far safer inside the lift than you are on top of it.

Statistically deaths involving elevators are more likely to feature a person falling down the elevator shaft than the person dying in the lift car itself.

The only known instances of a lift car plummeting in free-fall due to a snapped cable happened in 1945, when the pilot of a B25 Bomber lost his way while flying over New York City in low clouds and slammed into the Empire State Building; in addition to a causing a massive fire and creating a large hole in the side of the building, the wrecked plane severed the cables of two elevators in the building, one of which was occupied by a woman on the 70th floor. The lift she was in plummeted to the ground. She survived.

Now let's talk about elevators in cruise ships off of the coast of Italy...




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