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!

 

 

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Photograph by fotopusch

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

 

 

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Photograph by teddy-rised

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

 

 

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Photograph by N-I-C-O

 

 

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Photograph by Victorgil84

Wooden spiral staircase from the bottom looking upwards.

 

 

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Photograph by Manuela Martin

 

 

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Photograph by Paul Atherton

Spiral Staircase at the Louvre in Paris

 

 

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Photograph by Rusty Dragonfly

Spiral Staircase in the Armstrong Building at the University of Newcastle

 

 

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Photograph by *Tom*

From the monument at Fish Hill, London

 

 

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Photograph by Hello ChateauHo

Spiral staircase at the Museum of Design and Architecture in Glasgow

 

 

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Photograph by HannoFlickr

Bottom of spiral staircase at Castle Hartenfels in Torgau

 

 

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Photograph by Wwwuppertal

The Municipal Administration Building in Germany

 

 

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Photograph by Paulc78

St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

 

 

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Photograph by Todd Klassy

 

 

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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

 

 

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Photograph by padraicyclops

 

 

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Photograph by Racket1

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Photograph by Armando Martinez

 

 

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Photograph by Dave Didcot

Double Spiral Staircase at Reading University, Chemistry Department

 

 

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Photograph by N-I-C-O

 

 

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Photograph by Paul @ Doverpast.co.uk

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

 

 

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Photograph by Liber

 

 

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Photograph by Bob Watt

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

 

 

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Photograph by Jeremiah True

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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