Monday, January 5, 2009

Crazy staircase



I saw this at about 13th and Otis, pretty crazy. I guess there's a unit on the top floor, and the stairs are how they get there? Wild.

7 comments:

Viipottaja said...

That's nuts.. they could have easily build a bit more elegant one by having more of a spiral structure rather than those huge long sections..

Anonymous said...

That's a fire escape. The property is housing for special needs individuals, and the city required that fire escape. I don't think a spiral would have complied.

SMe said...

that is hideous, but if it really is for special needs, then I guess you do what you have to do. Gross.

Andrew said...

Ah, thanks anon. Interseting.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

The city gave them a permit for that? Insane.

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous even if it's special needs. Special needs accommodation doesn't mean to be stupid. Should have moved the person to the ground floor. That's just a common sense accommodation.

DC_Chica said...

This is stupid -- if they had converted some of the current porch space on the street-facing side of the house, they could have constructed a sensible, non-monstrous fire escape.