Yet another scandalous abuse of public money - for which no one will be held responsible. Again. Perhaps Mr Greenhouse is on the receiving end of karma. If he is in any way accountable then he should be stuck in the lift for as long as it takes for him to lose continence..... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4351452.stm A man is trapped in the lift at Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower - on the day it finally opened to the public. The external glass lift jammed about 100ft (30.5m) from the ground trapping the city council's project manager, David Greenhouse. Abseiling engineers are working to fix the lift and to release Mr Greenhouse, who has been trapped for an hour. Problems with the external lift had earlier delayed the opening of the tower - which is five years late. The tower is massively over budget at a cost of Â£35.6m, with taxpayers to foot an overspend of at least Â£11.1m. On Sunday, a service was held to bless the tower, just days after its operators announced it was to open. Overlooking Gunwharf Quays, the tower was not intended to cost local council taxpayers anything but costs spiralled.