photorick : Photo Keywords : 0039 : 39, The curved track of the elevator is seen in this photo next to the emergency ladder. If the elevator fails to operate the emergency ladder is your escape route (remember 6 stories). One night I thought we would have to use the ladder because we couldn’t get the elevator to move. We discovered that one of the safety gates at the end of the elevator wasn’t closed all the way and an interlock switch was preventing the elevator from moving. Notice that the windscreen is up in this photo because the shutters were open.