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
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2 years 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
Community Member
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!

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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
Community Member
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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Dr. Cheri Hayes
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2 years 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
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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 >_<
Community Member
2 years ago

THE TARDIS

Aleksandra
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it bigger on the inside?

Patricia Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

You beat me to it.

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AnonymousPanda
Community Member
2 years ago

DOOOO WEEE DOOOOOOOO

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

The number of people trying to replicate the theme song cracks me up

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Albert T. Savage
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonder WHO came up with that idea

The Timelord From Hogsmead
Community Member
2 years ago

*Starts fangirling* IT'S THE TARDISSSS

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

Where is this??

Caroline Driver
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, that was my first thought, don't leave us hanging!

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BobbyK
Community Member
2 years ago

BUT... it's supposed to be VERY BIG inside...

Will Stringer
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's the Doctor?!

A Totally Normal Cellist
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG!! DOO WEEEE OOOOOO!

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

Lucky elevator. ;-)

The Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

yes.

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

you can fit 358 people inside it too

TheReader19
Community Member
2 years ago

Please be real, please be real (crosses fingers whilst closing eyes tightly)

Jeff
Community Member
2 years ago

It has to be bigger on the inside. Is the janitor secretly a time lord?!?!?!

Marianne Davy
Community Member
2 years ago

My favorite!

Rachel Duggleby
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant idea 💡

Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG! WHERE IS THIS?!?! LOOOOOOVE!!!!

Nikki Angulo
Community Member
2 years ago

YES!

Deanna Hughes
Community Member
2 years ago

For neil.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish I knew where this was. My daughter and son-in-law are huge fans, and they like to travel. I know they would love this. If only I can find out where it is.

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder of anyone went in and then came out dressed at Superman?

Kikka io
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG I wanth go in there. were is this elevator??????

Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
2 years ago

That is totally awesome! I love it! Where is this?

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

AWESOME!

Alexxa King
Community Member
2 years ago

Eeeeeeeeee! Where is this?!I need to go there ASAP!!!!

Pattie Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

I have nothing really to add to this. It's beautiful.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
2 years ago

Where is this! I wanta ride it!

BarryAllenTheFlash
Community Member
2 years ago

AAAAAAH

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 years ago

Must be in England.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
2 years ago

Who would have guessed

Toni Carroll
Community Member
2 years ago

Will it take me through time and space?

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow!!

❤❤❤❤❤DOGS
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm in Love

William Guzman
Community Member
2 years ago

Jaaaaaaaaaaa

Lee Garig-Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Excellent!

Florence Hastings
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that’s AWESOME!

Sunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

I need to be in this building!

Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

That, right there, is awesome

Luca Gotta
Community Member
2 years ago

The only elevator that brings you up, down, before and after

Jennaral Zed
Community Member
2 years ago

Where is this?!

Scorro Drakenstein
Community Member
2 years ago

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES OH GOD YES THIS IS PERFECT!!!!

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

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I never liked this show. Always called it the re-tardis. Sorry.

Clara The Idiot
Community Member
2 years ago

Even though I love it the name re-tardis is great haha

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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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
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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PyroarRanger
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome!

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#14

Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

Fancy Elevator With Seats Inside

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Hans
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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Lady A
Community Member
2 years 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
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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Christopher Columbus
Community Member
2 years 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 >_<
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
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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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years 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
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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N G
Community Member
2 years ago

Hodor : )

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#27

This Elevator Is Worthy

This Elevator Is Worthy

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SBW71
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
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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Grazina Strolia
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
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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Wyndmere
Community Member
2 years ago

Its a mobile party-in-a-box.

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#37

Jump

Jump

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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