Commercial building's elevator restricts access to lobby. Crazy right?
January 14, 2014 4:07 PM Subscribe
I work in a 6-story office building. Outside of normal hours, you can get on the elevator in an upper floor, but it won't let you out in the lobby (requires keycard). You can
take the stairs down all the floors to the lobby.
I have been told that this is a building requirement that cannot be changed. But I'm perplexed by the logic. If I'm already on an upper floor, I am in a more-secure area than the lobby. Shouldn't I be able to access the lobby freely? Especially
since I can access the lobby freely from the stairs.
posted by reeddavid to Grab Bag (16 answers total)