Escalators of Tokyo: a Visual Encyclopedia of a City's Moving Staircases

Escalators that curve. Escalators that glow. Quadruple-decker, gold-plated, Tron-themed escalators. The moving staircase may have been an American invention, but it's the Japanese who have really perfected them. » 5/15/13 11:06am 5/15/13 11:06am

10-Storey Spiral Stairs Made with Escalators

Star Place is a new Taiwanese department store designed by Dutch architects UNStudio. Outside, the building is beautiful, with a curved façade that glows in a weird star-like moiré pattern. However, the best part of this structure is inside, in its 10-storey atrium, where the designers have constructed an spiral stair… » 11/29/08 7:30pm 11/29/08 7:30pm