Apr 27, 2010

25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases

 

There’s something about the spiral that captures our eye. Sometimes it’s the symmetry, sometimes they just make us dizzy. A practical designer might use one to save space while others may use them because of the beautiful patterns they create. Whatever the appeal, people love spiral staircases and I am one of them!

 

 

spiral staircase vatican museum rome double helix 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by fotopusch

Vatican Museum, Rome, Italy – Double helix designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932

 

 

spiral staircase toyo ito vivocity 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by teddy-rised

Designed by famous Japanese architect Toyo Ito. VivoCity was his first work in Asia outside of Japan

 

 

spiral staircase looking up 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by N-I-C-O

 

 

wooden spiral staircase loooking up 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Victorgil84

Wooden spiral staircase from the bottom looking upwards.

 

 

spiral staircase kvr munich 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Manuela Martin

 

 

louvre spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Paul Atherton

Spiral Staircase at the Louvre in Paris

 

 

university of newscastle armstrong building spiral 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Rusty Dragonfly

Spiral Staircase in the Armstrong Building at the University of Newcastle

 

 

spiral staircase fish hill london 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by *Tom*

From the monument at Fish Hill, London

 

 

glasgow lighthouse spiral staircase rennie mackintosh 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Hello ChateauHo

Spiral staircase at the Museum of Design and Architecture in Glasgow

 

 

spiral staircase from below 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by HannoFlickr

Bottom of spiral staircase at Castle Hartenfels in Torgau

 

 

spiral staircase from bottom looking up 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Wwwuppertal

The Municipal Administration Building in Germany

 

 

st stephens basilica budapest spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Paulc78

St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

 

 

octagon house watertown wisconsin 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Todd Klassy

 

 

french dome berlin spiral stairs 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Lumatic

 

 

Spiral Staircase Blue Carpet Laing Art Gallery
Photograph by Lucas Kao

Outdoor Spiral Staircase at the Blue Carpet Lain Art Gallery in Newcastle

 

 

most amazing spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by padraicyclops

 

 

glass spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Racket1

 

 

great monument london spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by maccath

The Monument was built in 1671 to commemorate the Great Fire of London (1666) which left much of the city in ruins after a fire broke out at a local bakery on Pudding Lane. The column is the tallest isolated stone column in the world at 61.5m. At the top of the tower is a gilded urn of fire. You can climb the 311 step spiral staircase in the center of the column to reach a viewing platform.

 

 

beautiful spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Armando Martinez

 

 

double spiral staircase reading university chemistry department 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Dave Didcot

Double Spiral Staircase at Reading University, Chemistry Department

 

 

spiral staircase from top looking down 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by N-I-C-O

 

 

grand shaft triple spiral staircase dover western heights 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Paul @ Doverpast.co.uk

Grand Shaft Triple Spiral Staircase built in 1809. Dover Western Heights

 

 

tear drop shape staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Liber

 

 

self supporting spiral staircase 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Bob Watt

Self-supporting spiral staircase. Look ma! No supporting column

 

 

spiral staircase fire exit 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases
Photograph by Jeremiah True

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoyed this article, the Sifter highly recommends: VERTICAL PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY – 15 BREATHTAKING EXAMPLES

trump international hotel and towe chicago vertical panoramic 25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases

 

 

 

 

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