Let’s just say the stair case truly will be unique in the city and challeneged RJC engineers in the structural design of the stair. There will be no stringer and the lower run of stairs is curved with the upper run, crossing over the lowered curved portion.
Truly, it will be centre piece in interaction.]]>
NAIT asked my office to come up with a proposal to replace that stairway. It was submitted about a year ago. I kind of like the single person stairway but then again I don’t have to deal with waiting around.]]>
For me, this is along the same lines as Holly White’s observations about New York pedestrians. In a high-density situation, New Yorkers are extremely skilled at taking subtle cues from other people and making tiny adjustments at the last possible moment. One would think that pedestrian traffic would fail, would break down in New York, and yet it works like a machine. Honestly I think the impatience that some New Yorkers feel toward tourists stems from the tourists’ lack of practice with this fine dance that is walking along a New York City sidewalk. Because they lack practice, most tourists don’t read the cues well, and cause jams.