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Photo of the day: Hebrew elevator

Okay, so this isn’t really a Hebrew elevator. It’s in a building in San Francisco, actually the offices of Cooper Design. I took a course there two years ago and found these buttons to be so ridiculous I just had to take a pic.

I call it a Hebrew elevator because the numbers are laid out from right to left. Did you notice that?

Could this possibly have not been an accident? What purpose would there be for arranging the floors this way? Any ideas?

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  1. rosswhiting says:

    Superstitiously Hebrew

  2. Maybe they realized that they installed it upside down and just turned the numbers around? lol

  3. I'm more concerned about what happened to floors 3-12!!!

  4. BruceEsrig says:

    Seems better as a mystery.

    Reminds me of the Fine Hall elevator prank, in which one or more enterprising students rearranged three floors in the tower by re-wiring the elevator. They also moved the directory information cards posted on each floor.

    A professor would go to their door, try the key, have it not work, check the directory, see their name, and believe that they were on the right floor. Then they would go back down to the office, get an explanation, and go on with their day.

  5. What's the score with the lower floors? Or is 12 floors considered the limit of walking…?

  6. Yuk yuk yuk.
    or should I say יק יק יק

  7. Even more strange is that there's a 13th Floor!!!! Have you visited it?

  8. David Lumerman says:

    I guess I'm not the only one obsessed with elevators:
    http://tinyurl.com/elevatorusability

  9. Gil Luchter says:

    My question: is any disclaimer attached to *1 floor?

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