Like walking into the world of a Lewis Carroll novel or Tim Burton film, this elevator hidden in the back corner of a building in Queens New York, would certainly be wonderful to find. Looking exactly like any other lift from the outside, passengers are treated to a mind bending, dizziness inducing ride in the brightly colored interior… complete with tilting walls, wild swirls of color and tiny monster heads made of mechanical parts. Who would have thought this was all hidden in the back corner of the former Macy’s warehouse building?
Discovered by movie location scout Nick Carr as he was searching for office space, his guide brought him to the completely unassuming elevator and surprised him with the weird world inside. The vintage metal and wood details are apparently some of the last remaining details of when the building catered to a far more artsy clientele… and the bus crash in the lobby is certainly something you can’t miss. Check out Nick Carr’s website, Scouting New York, for a look at the crazy, bus flipping, avant-garde piece. Does anyone know what artist created this captivating experience? We’d love to know.
Enjoy the images below, displayed how Carr got to experience it first hand.