Weird Elevator Buttons

saw this on campus at the engineering building of all places.

old elevator

does anyone know what the “U” and “D” buttons are for?

what does U and D do?

7 Comments so far

  1. adrock2xander (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    Unilateral Direction
    Urban Destruction
    Unique Debonair


    Ok seriously, Up and Down?

  2. Aaron (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    Uh, Up and Down?

  3. Brett (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 6:29 pm

    Yeah, surely it must be Up and Down. The clincher is the switch in between the buttons: auto (presumably the normal mode of operations, where you push a button for the floor you want) and hand (where you move the lift around with the U and D buttons).

  4. neomien (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    speaking of elevators….has anyone ever ridden the middle elavator in the Nichols Building….the elevator lady is an absolute gem! Has a wall of happy pics…..gorgeous!

    Go say hey!

  5. dave (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 7:27 pm

    ahh, the old faithful engineering lifts. i was sure it was them before i read the text. out of curiosity, where’s the Nichols Building?

  6. adrock2xander (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:45 pm

    Im pretty sure Nichols Building is the one that houses Retrostar vintage clothing, off the corner of Swanston and Flinders. There’re 3 lifts that’re incredibly anachronistic in this era. They’re only serviceable with a lift person and each lift has a distinct personality.

    I could be wrong, but i’m pretty sure that’s the one.

  7. neomien (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    yup that’s the one… have to walk past the stench of subway….into the arcade where alice and genki live

    I’m pretty sure there are only two attendants out of the 3 lifts

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