Sunday, June 5, 2016

Would you set foot on this insane, beautiful staircase?

This scaffolding staircase is 95-feet tall, 187-feet long, and definitely not for people who are scared of heights. If you have ever struggled to hold down your lunch while climbing to the top of a waterslide, maybe skip it.

But it's also beautiful, and has a great backstory. The staircase was built by the Dutch architecture firm MVRDV as a month-long installation for a city-wide festival in Rotterdam, South Holland. The festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the rebuilding of the city, which was catastrophically damaged by a Nazi airstrike in 1940.

(Ossip van Duivenbode / MVRDV)

"The Stairs to Kriterion" connect Rotterdam Central Station to the roof of the Groothandelsgebouw, one of the first major...

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