Elevators are generally an under-used design space, with the vast majority of them retaining a functional, box-and-button style that offer little in the way of visual appeal. Luckily however, there are some who recognize the potential of this little room-on-the-move, and get as creative with the humble elevator as they would with any other space!

We here at Bored Panda celebrate these out-of-the-box thinkers, and have compiled a list of the coolest, craziest and cleverest elevators out there. From aquariums and shuffle buttons to scary floor designs, this list is sure to uplift you! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to upvote your favorites!

#1 The Elevator Ride At The World Trade Center Tour Shows You The Architectural History Of New York

The Elevator Ride At The World Trade Center Tour Shows You The Architectural History Of New York

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riley.girl 11 months ago

That's sooo cool!!!

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#2 This Elevator Is Out Of Service

This Elevator Is Out Of Service

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Amelia Junge 11 months ago

My cousin works there!

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#3 Creative Poster Placement

Creative Poster Placement

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Just a Purpler 11 months ago

Her expression says, "Dude, chill, I got this"

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#4 Aquarium Elevator In Berlin, Germany

Aquarium Elevator In Berlin, Germany

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-PotatoGalaxy- 11 months ago

That is AMAZING!

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#5 This Elevator With An Additional Alarm Button Near The Ground In Case You Can’t Get Up

This Elevator With An Additional Alarm Button Near The Ground In Case You Can’t Get Up

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Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

This could be a life saver!

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#6 This Elevator Sign

This Elevator Sign

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BREAK YOUr perceptions 11 months ago

dont put 200 cats in a elevator fyi, does not go well.

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#7 This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

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Dr. Cheri Hayes 11 months ago

Good idea if you have a lot of packages, etc., in your hands.

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#8 Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

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Hans 11 months ago

Probably at the DEA head office.

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#9 Came Across One Of The Most Fun Elevators I've Ever Seen

Came Across One Of The Most Fun Elevators I've Ever Seen

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Andycat >_< 11 months ago

THE TARDIS

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#10 This Centre For Long Term Ill Elders Redesigned Their Elevators To Create Less Anxiety And Avoid Patients Running Away

This Centre For Long Term Ill Elders Redesigned Their Elevators To Create Less Anxiety And Avoid Patients Running Away

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S A M 11 months ago

And AVOID PATIENTS RUNNING AWAY? Explain ???????

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#11 Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

This is just beautiful... I love how ornate it is..

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#12 Elevator Floor Painting

Elevator Floor Painting

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Hans 11 months ago

This must be a health campaign for taking the stairs...unless you do not have a heart attack before.

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#13 How Accurate Is This Elevator Claim?

How Accurate Is This Elevator Claim?

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PyroarRanger 11 months ago

Awesome!

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#14 Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

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Hans 11 months ago

I bet it often gets stuck.

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#15 My Hotel In Odessa (Ukraine) Tells You Which Day It Is By Changing The Elevator Carpet Every Day

My Hotel In Odessa (Ukraine) Tells You Which Day It Is By Changing The Elevator Carpet Every Day

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Beth Arriaga 11 months ago

A lot of cruise ships do this - vacation makes it hard to remember. That, or all the little drinks with umbrellas....

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#16 The Colorful Button Panel On The Elevators Of Our Children’s Hospital

The Colorful Button Panel On The Elevators Of Our Children’s Hospital

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Lady A 11 months ago

I can see a kid (my nephew, for instance) arguing that he wants to push the GREEN button, but we really need the pink floor.

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#17 This Elevator Has A Call Button 30 Ft Away So The Doors Will Be Open By The Time You Get To Them.

This Elevator Has A Call Button 30 Ft Away So The Doors Will Be Open By The Time You Get To Them.

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Hans 11 months ago

Lazyness rethought!

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#18 The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

The Elevators In My Office Building Have An Umbrella Sign That Lights Up If It's Raining Outside (Osaka, Japan)

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Christopher Columbus 11 months ago

So many questions! The office has no windows? The ride down is slower than the change of weather? People get to feel reassured faster that they brought an umbrella or frustrated that they didn't? Why???

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#19 This Elevator Shows How Close To Capacity It Is Based On The Weight Of The Riders

This Elevator Shows How Close To Capacity It Is Based On The Weight Of The Riders

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Andycat >_< 11 months ago

I’m so fat when I walked in front of the tv my sister missed 3 episodes of her favorite show fuller house

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#20 This Elevator Door...

This Elevator Door...

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

The "adult version " of Pinocchio....

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#21 Now That's One Ingenious And Well-Placed Movie Poster

Now That's One Ingenious And Well-Placed Movie Poster

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SykesDaMan 11 months ago

OK! I'll take the stairs!

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#22 This Elevator Wants You To Do Your Math

This Elevator Wants You To Do Your Math

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

Great idea! Until you've had a drink or 'two' in the bar and can't see straight, never mind do add and subtraction...

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#23 The Twilight Zone In East Hotel Elevator

The Twilight Zone In East Hotel Elevator

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Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Howwww.. whatttt ?

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#24 This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

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Giorgio Prodoti 11 months ago

because destination doesn't matter, but you have to feel the ride

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#25 Superb Owlevator

Superb Owlevator

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Lady A 11 months ago

Neat!

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#26 Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

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N G 11 months ago

Hodor : )

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#27 This Elevator Is Worthy

This Elevator Is Worthy

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SBW71 11 months ago

Thor forgot his hammer

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#28 Hanging On To Dear Life On The Elevator Shaft

Hanging On To Dear Life On The Elevator Shaft

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Dr. Cheri Hayes 11 months ago

Yikes! That gives me vertigo!

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#29 Elevators In The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart

Elevators In The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart

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Grazina Strolia 11 months ago

"I don't expect you to talk, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die."

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#30 Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

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Mm Hmm 11 months ago

Beautiful work but it hurts my head!

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#31 Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

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HermioneGal 11 months ago

Zipper got stuck...

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#32 Elevator Looking Like An Old Bathroom

Elevator Looking Like An Old Bathroom

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mbergen 11 months ago

This one is just odd.

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#33 My Elevator Has An Infinity Button

My Elevator Has An Infinity Button

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Wyndmere 11 months ago

-1. ... LOL.

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#34 This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

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Amy Broderick 11 months ago

I would expect for the back doors to open onto Narnia

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#35 Interesting Capsule Elevator In Terminal 2 Of Taoyuan International Airport

Interesting Capsule Elevator In Terminal 2 Of Taoyuan International Airport

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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja 11 months ago

It looks like a giant pill.

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#36 Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

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Wyndmere 11 months ago

Its a mobile party-in-a-box.

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#37 Jump

Jump

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SykesDaMan 11 months ago

The Mac Dad will make you! Daddy Mac will make you! Kris Kross will make you!

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