Old school Polish elevators are something of a curiosity. They are prevalent in the old blocks, even if one thinks that they violate basic safety codes. Instead of two doors, these old lifts have a single door that opens outward (it's kind of like walking into a small closet that ascends.) When the door closes, the elevator rises without an inner door, so you can see the wall climb. A favorite pastime is to see how fast you can write graffiti on the space between floors before it pass you by.
The new elevators are pretty typical, like you would see anywhere. Like most things these days—from your toaster to your fridge to your car—they are controlled by microchips that run certain algorithms. These algorithms, however, are actually pretty shitty and could use a good tune up (imagine your toaster either scorching your bread or barely warming it. You would say, "What a crappy purchase. I need a new one.") Many times have I encountered two elevators side-by-side, that respond to the same button. Ideally, you would press the button and the elevator that would take you to your destination the quickest and most efficiently would open up and take you (e.g. if you wanted to go down, an already-descending one would pick you up on the way.) That's not how it works. Press the button and usually nothing will happen for a space of time, before the least logical choice slowly comes to your floor. Have an elevator that's one floor away and not carrying anyone? You're going to have to wait for the one that's thirteen floors away go up in the opposite direction, pick someone up, and then go down to the parking garage, then come to you, all the while the other elevator patiently waits at its floor. As I said, these elevators need tune ups.