The construction of an “endless” ladder began in New York
The design of the staircase was proposed by the architectural company Heatherwick Studio last year, and it looked like one of the concepts that will never be realized. Nevertheless, in New York, the construction of an unusual staircase really began. Its opening should take place in 2018.
According to the New York Times, the project will cost $ 150 million. The staircase will rise to a height of 45 meters. Its steel structure will consist of 154 interconnected ladders. The total number of steps is 2500 pieces, and 80 sites will be built as rest areas between the stairways. To go through all the stairs and observation platforms, visitors will have to overcome more than a mile and a half of the way.
The shape of the structure will resemble a hive. The diameter of the structure at the base is 15 meters, and its upper part will expand to 46 meters.