There are Elevators throughout many of the Tomb Raider Games.
For example an elevator is used in Tomb Raider 5 and Tomb Raider Legend to access higher or other floors of a building. In Chronicles it is used in the VCI levels, and in Legend in the Japan level to reach the top floor to Takamoto's penthouse. Another example is the elevator used in Tomb Raider 2, which is used to reach a lower section of the Opera House, and access an essential object.
Using the elevator in The Angel of Darkness in Derelict Apartment Block
Elevator in Tomb Raider Legend