Here at Complete Stair Systems we have a real passion for all things stair related.
From outrageous designs to quirky sculptures, in our eyes each bespoke stair is a piece of art – whether we have produced it or not.
As a weekly feature we are going to prepare and publish a number of unusual and interesting staircase photos from around the world – – starting with this beauty in China.
In an attempt to boost tourist numbers in Taihang, officials decided to add a 300ft large spiral staircase to the side of a mountain for direct access to the summit and to the stunning views upon assent. Certainly not for the faint hearted ……….either to design the thing or to use it. I gather there is a good few feet lateral movement when the wind blows strong – which is fairly frequent at this altitude!!
Apparently visitors are requested to sign a form before assent confirming they have no heart or lung health issues – and no-one over 60 is permitted.
A magnificent piece of engineering – I would love to have seen the fitting sequence. Goodness – have a look at that centre column!