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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Daniel Fleming
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2 years ago

I'VE DONE THAT. ITS SO FUN

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#2

This Elevator Is Out Of Service

This Elevator Is Out Of Service

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Amelia Junge
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2 years ago

My cousin works there!

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#3

Creative Poster Placement

Creative Poster Placement

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Just a Purpler
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2 years 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-
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2 years ago

That is AMAZING!

stellermatt
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2 years ago

looks a little bit fishy if you ask me...

Grace Smith
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2 years ago

Oh carp there’s so many puns on bored panda

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M P
Community Member
2 years ago

I've been there - it's in the middle of a hotel patio, so you can watch people having a nap in their underpants as well as the fish.

t i s h
Community Member
2 years ago

Its a part of seaworld and if you dont think that is cruel i'll assume you havent seena documentary called 'black fish' amoung others. Fish arent alive to look pretty for you, they belong in the ocean...

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
2 years ago

They're not fucking whales.

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t i s h
Community Member
2 years ago

Cruel

Alia G.
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is really cool. Curious as to how they feed the fish, it’s looks like the top is a bit awkward to get to

BREAK YOUr perceptions
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2 years ago

looks like there is some kind of ladder so i would assume a hatch somewhere allows for easy access.

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Barbara Baldwin
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2 years ago

Just....why?

TheReader19
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2 years ago

And now I shall use the words truly epic here

Blakkur Sverrir
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2 years ago

Upvoted because I've been there

Sarah Schmidt
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2 years ago

where is it? never seen this one

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Holly Henderson
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2 years ago

Jason Byers

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice !

Nikki Angulo
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2 years ago

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
2 years ago

Aqua Dom is so cool!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful

Johanna Kidd
Community Member
2 years ago

What a sight!

Elliana Shell
Community Member
2 years ago

can I go now please lmao

Donna Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love to ride this one

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

MY FAV! This one needs to go up a notch or two :)!

Nostalgic Hyena
Community Member
2 years ago

I want to go there!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Notice: Anyone afraid of water, fish or has motion sickness please use the stairs.

Aish Siva
Community Member
2 years ago

Could be a tourist attraction!

Signe Manat Hansen
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2 years ago

It very much is :)

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Calum Sanderson
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2 years ago

One step closer to Rapture

Alyson Sylva
Community Member
2 years ago

They don't have earthquakes in Germany do they?

Patricia Stilwell
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah, who takes care of it?

Gay Abarbanell
Community Member
2 years ago

I would just keep riding up and down

Johann Linzinmeir
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL AND ENTERTAINING RIDE!

BarryAllenTheFlash
Community Member
2 years ago

HOW CAN I GET ONE IN MY HOUSE

FuzzyWuzzy
Community Member
2 years ago

These just keep getting better than the last one!

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous!

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
2 years ago

Hmm! looks a bit fishy to me

Thundor Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

I really, REALLY wanna go in that lift..

Alexis Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s fabulous! I stayed there in September 2017!

Carol Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Love that!!!!!

❤❤❤❤❤DOGS
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like the sensory deprivation tank front Stranger Things

Ellen Felder geb Treml
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW!!! Must see this!

Ana Trampert
Community Member
2 years ago

This was the elevator in our hotel for our last trip to Berlin

Myrynn Andrea
Community Member
2 years ago

I know someone who would definitely enjoy this! ;)

Amalia Moustaki
Community Member
2 years ago

At Radisson Hotel!

Debbie
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd stop in the middle of the ride!

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
2 years ago

It does stop

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William Guzman
Community Member
2 years ago

Super

Cactuar Jon
Community Member
2 years ago

I would ride this everyday, all day!!! I'd get nothing done! O_O

Lina S.
Community Member
2 years ago

That's so cool!

Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

The only problem with this is that I wouldn't want to get out of it

Rashid Ramdan
Community Member
2 years ago

I have stayed at this hotel. It's part of Seaworld Berlin.

Glowdaddy
Community Member
2 years ago

I would never get out.

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that's one elevator I'd gladly take.

Aleksandra Kozłowska
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW! Anybody knows where exactly this elevator is and do regular people can take a ride?

Rachel Duggleby
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing

Karen Dyer
Community Member
2 years ago

I would be riding up and down in it for awhile.

Taki
Community Member
2 years ago

I've been to an elevator like this in Japan! It was an aquarium elevator and you could see all the sharks and stuff through the glass walls. Cool stuff.

Bladrim
Community Member
2 years ago

woah

Leah Forgy
Community Member
2 years ago

One tiny crack 😵

Suzi
Community Member
2 years ago

It's absolutely horrifying! animals must be free

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

strange but why subject the fish to this life?

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

no.

JoSta Urban
Community Member
2 years ago

My only good memory from Berlin

Dysania
Community Member
2 years ago

Sure, if youve spent the rest of the time sitting on your ass in hotel.

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Hans
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2 years ago

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A wet dream actually.

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
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2 years 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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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Excellent for Germophobics.

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#8

Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

Winter Wonderland Inside Of An Elevator

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Hans
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2 years 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 >_<
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2 years 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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Just a Purpler
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a great example of how powerful art can be :)

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#11

Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

Steam Powered Elevator, St Petersburg, Russia

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Jessica Gunn
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2 years ago

These are all over Europe, beautiful antiques

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#12

Elevator Floor Painting

Elevator Floor Painting

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Hans
Community Member
2 years 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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A Ghost
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2 years ago

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Yeah wheelchair users! Take the stairs!

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#14

Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

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Hans
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Rafaella Bueno
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2 years ago

I bet that leads to disappointment too, though. "But the elevator said there were boats here!"

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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
Community Member
2 years 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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Hans
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2 years ago

So you are not so surprised when you get out! ("Oh no! Rain! We are all gonna die!")

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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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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Could also be an indicator for your risk of thrombosis based on how often you take the elevator instead of the stairs...

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#20

This Elevator Door...

This Elevator Door...

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Larkin Elliott (student)
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2 years ago

Um wat

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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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David Annis
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2 years ago

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Have u never seen movie posters on elevators

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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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WaLe
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2 years ago

Meh, fine. I'll just take the stairs.

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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
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2 years ago

Howwww.. whatttt ?

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#24

This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

This Elevator Has A Shuffle Button

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not!

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#25

Superb Owlevator

Superb Owlevator

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Lady A
Community Member
2 years ago

Neat!

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#26

Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

Some Slick Bastard Defaced This Elevator

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

One button is not enough to hold the door

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#27

This Elevator Is Worthy

This Elevator Is Worthy

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SykesDaMan
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2 years ago

Is the inspired by the show "Big bang theory"?

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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
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2 years 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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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow...that's futuristic.

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#30

Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

Up We Go. Industry City Elevator Art

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

For some looking at this makes my headache much, much worse.

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#31

Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

Fun Way To Decorate Elevator's Door

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HermioneGal
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Robert Morson
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2 years ago

What does it do?

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#34

This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

This Fairytale Winter Decoration In An Elevator

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The Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Very large feed or a very small 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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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
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2 years ago

It looks like a giant pill.

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#36

Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

Colorful Balloon-Filled Elevator

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희별 송
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2 years ago

Is it just a cavity like thick wall filled with balloons?

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#37

Jump

Jump

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SykesDaMan
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2 years ago

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

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