Does "over" word add any additional meaning to the below statement?

Your room is on the first floor. Take the lift. It's over there.

Does the meaning of the sentence change?

Your room is on the first floor. Take the lift. It's there.

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    Possible duplicate of What we can use "there" or "over there" – user178049 Jan 27 '17 at 9:17
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    @user178049: You're pointing the questioner to a closed question. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 27 '17 at 13:04
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"Over there" refers to a horizontal distance. It doesn't make sense with the vertical, as in your example of which floor something is on.

over in "over there" refers to the fact that there is some (horizontal) distance between the speaker's location and the location he is referring to, or between your location and the location he is referring to.

But the distance is relative to the context. The location could be across the room or across the county or across the river, etc.

I was in New Jersey last week.
--What were you doing over there? (across the river)

Have you seen the newspaper?
--It's on the table over there. (across the room)

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