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An award-winning, two storey, 4.6m diameter helical staircase designed and built by UK based Webb Yates Engineers and The Stonemasonry Company.

Under construction at a house at Formby, Merseyside, each step of the apparently floating helix (secured by two post-tensioned, 12.9-millimeter steel cables running through the centre of the stairs) is formed from a single block of stone.

MORE: See The Engineering Behind This Floating, Award-Winning Stone Helical Stair (Archdaily)



Annie West writes:

This little guy appeared in the Enchanted Bit of the new BenBulben walk on Saturday morning. Checked to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating as a crowd gathered and yes he’s definitely there. Called Sligo County Council and Coillte and they don’t know anything about it. After a bit of consultation we’ve decided to call him Dave. Also I think I saw him move.