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Rarely, if ever, is the design of an elevator central to the aesthetics of a building. Yet, rules are made to be broken, which is why certain elevators are much more than a means of transportation. Some are exceptional, with wild designs, and go far beyond your typical towers. Below, AD surveys the extravagant elevators around the world. One stretches to the top of a mountainside, while another is painted gold and dates back to the 19th century. If nothing else, these engineering marvels will prove that pressing a button is better than taking the stairs.

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