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#1 May 28th, 2008, 21:35
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Must be " stairway to heaven "
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(actually, I suspect the lower flight is becoming obsolete).

Errr... I guess it has whether they meant it to or not!

Actually we have a whole thread of this sort of stuff, so one of passing mods may well move your post there when we have an idle moment.
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Too much, a good laugh..
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omg! Definitely a must have photo if you were trying to tell the story (who would believe it).....
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I don't know whats so funny. We always go up stairs like this in India.
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Its because of stairs like this that we end up climbing a wall!!!


Its not an uncommon sight (don't be surprised), a lot of times how the final house shapes up is different from the design resulting in things like this, or it could have been an internal staircase at one point...
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I don't know whats so funny. We always go up stairs like this in India.
It's not that the stairs have no railing. But, instead imagine is a person is walking up the lower stairs, his head would butt up againt the upper stairs before we even made it to the landing. Actually there is no way for him to make it to the landing (unless he employs some acrobatics) before he can continue on the upper star case. The lower and uppoer stairs shoud be offset, instead they are both in line and built against the wall.

This is a classic..
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I think the Capt might have noticed that ...
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As a climber I find it an amusing challenge.

As an engineer, I find it somewhat disturbing!
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Ah, this is what happens when one builder starts at the top and another one starts at the bottom.

Isn't there a famous case of a British engineer who committed suicide when the two ends of a railway tunnel he was constructing near Shimla didn't meet in the middle?
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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post As a climber I find it an amusing challenge.

As an engineer, I find it somewhat disturbing!
As an Indian, I find it astonishing, but then perfectly acceptable. There must be a good reason for it.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I don't know whats so funny. We always go up stairs like this in India.
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I'm not a builder, in fact I know very little about building.

But I think that the building was originally built as a single story ( see the join!). At some point after, the second story was put on hence the second stairs. Presumably there are stairs inside to go up to the first floor.

The walls are very thin too! Stairs don't look very strong either.
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Good point sssall and leaving the first flight in place would have assisted in the construction of the second flight
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