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Spiraling Out of Control: The Greatest Spiral Stairs in the World

The chimney of the old Bobila Almirall in Terrasa, Spain. The world's tallest chimney with a spiral staircase.

The Eagle monument, located at Ward Parkway and 67th Street, originally stood in the courtyard of a Japanese temple and then as a guard outside the Japanese exhibit at the St. Louis World's Exposition in 1904. It was installed in Kansas City in 1935.

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Spiraling Out of Control: The Greatest Spiral Stairs in the World

The Vatican stairs (photograph by Sebastian Bergmann) As you may be able to see more clearly here, the stairs are actually two separate helixes, one leading up and the other leading down, that twist together in a double helix formation. Little did the Vatican Museum know in 1932 that this formation would come to represent life itself, with the discovery of the double helical DNA strand.

George Peabody Library Staircase in Baltimore, USA (by burakiewicz).

Tulip staircase, Queen's house, Greenwich, London, UK. This stunning set of stairs is the Tulip staircase in the Queen's House, a former Stuart royal residence in Greenwich, London. A masterpiece of 17th century engineering, it was the first unsupported, spiral staircase built in England in 1606

Glass Encased Spiral Exterior Staircase - TUDelft Architecture

"After what seems an eternity, the heavy door of my cell is flung back.... There is a faint fire guttering on the hearth at the other end of the room, a great ironbound door of wood, and thin slits that open to the outside, windows that show only the night’s blackness. Closer to me are the instruments of pain." -- from the novel Sinful Folk http://sinfulfolk.com

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Spiraling Out of Control: The Greatest Spiral Stairs in the World

places with spiralling staircases - Contarini del Bovolo, Venice