blind hoistway
 n.— «He concluded that he must be on the thirteenth floor, and that, this being an express elevator, there was no egress from the shaft anywhere for many stories up or down. (Such a shaft is known as a blind hoistway.)» —“Up And Then Down” by Nick Paumgarten New Yorker Apr. 21, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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