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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Architectural DNA

Architects have taken a metal spiral staircase salvaged from a gutted building, suspended it over an alley, and named it for the DNA strand it resembles.

121 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK
On the north side of NW 10th St. Hangs above the alley between the Buick building on the northwest corner of 10th St. and Broadway Ave. and the parking garage just west of it.
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Architectural DNA.

Floating Staircase

Behind the historic Buick Building, between the building and the parking garage.

[lindsey, 10/05/2017]

The spiral staircase was salvaged from the city's Marion Hotel. On its 110th birthday (2014) it was hauled aloft to begin a career as public art. Because of the staircase's spiral shape, the artwork was named "Architectural DNA."


Architectural DNA

Architectural DNA is an art installation by Fitzsimmons Architects of Oklahoma City. It is the original spiral staircase fire escape from the historic (1909) Marion Hotel across the street, which is currently being renovated into apartments. The spiral stair is suspended in mid-air and resembles a DNA strand.

[tsadler13, 12/20/2014]

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