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GARVAN INSTITUTE ( AUSTRALIA )
Fascinating spiral stairs at Garvan Institute in Sydney , Australia. It is five stories from top to bottom.
VATICAN MUSEUM ( ITALY )
The Vatican Museums spiral staircase is one of the most photographed in the world, and certainly one of the most beautiful.
LORETTO CHAPEL STAIRCASE ( USA )
The Loretto Chapel is a chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, known for its unusual spiral staircase that is an exceptional work of carpentry. Instead of metal nails, the staircase was constructed using dowels or wooden pegs. The wood for the staircase cannot be found anywhere in the region.
The stairs had 33 steps, the age of Jesus when he died. The mystery had never been satisfactorily solved as to who the carpenter was or where he got his lumber.
LELLO BOOKSHOP ( PORTUGAL )
This interesting grand staircase in Lello Bookshop in Portugal stands ominous and heavy. The steps are like two channels pouring and swirling to a single point.
The side view gives you a closer idea of the immense curves and giddy sinking feeling to each step.
SAN FRANCISCO'S TILED STEPS ( USA )
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, perhaps the world's longest mosaic staircase ( 163 steps, 82' high ),
UMSCHREIBUNG ( KPMG BUILDING , GERMANY )
This artistic staircase designed by Olafur Eliasson is called Umschreibung , and was completed in 2004. It's in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich.
BRIDGE - STAIR ( TRAVERSINERTOBEL , SWITZERLAND )
The bridge over the Traversinertobel, a side valley of the Via Mala, is the latest structure of this kind.The staircase replaces a rope bridge for hikers that was wiped out by a rock slide.
This suspended footbridge spans a distance of 56 metres, with a difference in height of 22 metres between the two end.