World’s Coolest Staircases

Is everyone thinking about stairs right now? We’ve tapped into some sort of zeitgeist, that’s for sure. An article in last month’s Travel + Leisure magazine showcased the “World’s Coolest Staircases.” I quote:

While staircases are fundamentally a means to get from one point to another, they become cool—and worth seeking out—when the form is made at least as important as the function. Whether in shops, museums, or the great outdoors, the staircases we’ve found are inspiring works of public art and provide interesting perspective on a destination.

Check out the online gallery of 32 extraordinary staircases. What we wouldn’t give to have access to some of these! [SH]