Archive for the ‘most beautiful spiral staircases’ Category
__SPACER__ City Hall is not the best of Fosters buildings, being one of the vogueish blob shaped jobbies that will look increasingly kitsch as they are built in abundance in oil rich states. And the stair is not as good as some similar forms such as the Reichstag ramp or the New York Guggenheim, for the matter. But they are ramps and this is a list of spiral stairs, and this is one of the best examples in recent architecture.
__SPACER__ The Lorreta Chapel stair has become legendary, with people claiming it is somehow miraculous. The truth is that it is just very efficiently and elegantly made. Instead of featuring the stair itself, we are showing a replica that took 4 years to make in the 70's and can be yours for an undisclosed price.
__SPACER__ This stair happens to be in a lighthouse in Florida, however it is chosen to represent a type rather than an individual masterpiece. Architecturally, lighthouses are often like building which consist entirely of a spiral stair and a balcony, an extreme requirement which creates some stunning examples.