Elevator Kanji

These are kanji you will see in an elevator at the station.

Starting at the top; 改札

Reading; かい・さつ
Meaning; Ticket Gate

And below a character you will see in almost all elevators in Japan 階.
The radical on the left is hill 阝(ぎふのふ)and the remainder of the character 皆(みな、みんな) means "everybody".

Reading; かい
Meaning; Floor, story 

Both of the above kanji use gate 門 (もん), on the left  "open" which to me looks like a person with arms wide holding the gates open.  On the right "close" looks like a person running into a closing elevator.

Reading; あ(く)
Meaning: Open

Reading; しめる
Meaning; Close

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