Glass staircase presents problems

The Columbus Dispatch
June 8, 2011
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The central stairs of the new Franklin County Common Pleas Courthouse seem almost to float up from the ground floor, suspended in a foyer of light and glass.

However, the aesthetic appeal of the stairway has an unfortunate side-effect: People can see up a woman's skirt from the busy walkway under the stairs, according to a June 8 Columbus Dispatch report.

For now, security guards have been told to keep an eye out for people craning their necks. If the design becomes a problem, the county can adjust the glass to make it less transparent, but officials are hoping not to disrupt the artistic integrity of the building, wrote the Columbus Dispatch's Elizabeth Gibson,

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