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!!!

stellermatt
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2 years ago

this works on so many levels

Sasha Mirt
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2 years ago

you deserve more upvotes

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Anastasia B
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2 years ago

It's so bizarre to see New York city center as countryside.

Michaela Robbins
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2 years ago

I know! You took the words right out of my mouth.

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Nosfentor
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2 years ago

Interactive history!

Izzah
Community Member
2 years ago

If it was me, I'm going to be amazed and freak out at the same time! 😂

Calypso poet
Community Member
2 years ago

I am the one afraid of heights and elevators but last year I took my mom to NYC and it was a no to the freedom tower. The next month I took my husband and he didn’t want to go up. This elevator would terrify me but I would still go up. I have video of me going up the WTC south tower elevator and you can see the fear on my face!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Congratulations on overcoming your fears. I know it was scary. I'm also afraid of heights, as well as a lot of other things. But now you have this awesome memory of putting yourself in this amazing situation and of seeing this fantastic view. And maybe in the future, you will put yourself in another amazing situation and overcome other fears. You never know, you might develop a taste for adventure. : ) Good Luck!!! : )

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Twinkle Wolf
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2 years ago

They have this in Burj Khalifa too!

John Sebastian
Community Member
2 years ago

Look how they ruined a beautiful landscape with way too many ugly buildings. I've never understood why NYC was allowed to become so massively overbuilt and overcrowded.

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! An excellent use of technology - using it to educate!

FuzzyWuzzy
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2 years ago

Wow! It would be so cool if every city had the tallest building there do this too!

TheReader19
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2 years ago

I feel the word epic coming on

Randy Inbred
Community Member
2 years ago

That's awesome. They should put this on Google earth!

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
2 years ago

Too bad we didn't have this kind of technology (Google Earth) 100 years ago. I would have loved to see what the world looked like back then.

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Monika Napierala
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5 months ago

lift with numbers

gabiru
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2 years ago

Wow!!! Very cool!

Alexxa King
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2 years ago

That is frickin amazing!

Nostalgic Hyena
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2 years ago

Kinda reminds me of the ending of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, when they go into the glass elevator.

Pattie Kelly
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2 years ago

Taking New York City and the World Trade Center to a new level.

Elly Clifton
Community Member
2 years ago

brilliant idea!

Sue Donim
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

I took this elevator a long time ago, took us to the 107th floor. It is a memory I will never forget as it was the Feb before 9/11

Debbie
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2 years ago

Woooooowwww!

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this must be a very old footage... :(

Wendi Nichols
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2 years ago

Yikes makes me dizzy but its great

Monica Jfk
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2 years ago

Wooooow

Denise Condos
Community Member
2 years ago

Very cool

Odette Boisvert
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2 years ago

awwwww waw!!! =0)

Erin Sheppard
Community Member
2 years ago

wow.

Alia G.
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this!

Daniel Fleming
Community Member
2 years ago

I'VE DONE THAT. ITS SO FUN

Gabriel Sbárbaro
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2 years ago

What happens when in reaches 2001???

Chris Rundle
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2 years ago

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NO! Why the fuck would I want to take an elevator ride in a building that, (a) was only built for those in the states that wanted to show the rest of the world that, "Our spirit can't be broken, wah wah wah", and (b) shows us what happened to the natural timeline of the world after those stupid buckle-shoed Mayflower monkeys took over.

Juan Jacobo
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2 years ago

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I see no twin towers...

Frankenfrog
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2 years ago

That's because the gif is only a few seconds short. If you google it, you will find the entire video, including what I believe is the south tower, since your point of view is the other tower. Really shouldn't have to explain this

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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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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
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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
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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
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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
Community Member
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
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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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