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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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Creative Poster Placement

Creative Poster Placement

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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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This Elevator Sign

This Elevator Sign

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#7

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

This Elevator Has Buttons You Can Kick

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#8

Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

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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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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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#11

Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

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Elevator Floor Painting

Elevator Floor Painting

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Hans
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 >_<
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Dr. Cheri Hayes
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting signage on the left near the buttons - "UP" says "Adderall, Ritalin, Cocaine". "DOWN" says "Xanax, Valium, Percocet".

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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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#22

This Elevator Wants You To Do Your Math

This Elevator Wants You To Do Your Math

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#24

This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

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#26

Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

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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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Elevators In The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart

Elevators In The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart

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Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

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#31

Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

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#34

This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

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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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Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

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#37

Jump

Jump

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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