Rollercoaster staircase

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19 Responses to “Rollercoaster staircase”

  1. tylerkaraszewski says:

    “…walkable…”
    Requesting video of someone walking the loop portion.

  2. Chris Lites says:

    I agree, how can you walk this thing?

  3. Holger Lembke says:

    You can’t. Loops are not walkable, there is a gate barrier.
     
    You can see it just infront the person with the orange cap on the left side. Some pixels left to his cap.

  4. Matt Fisher says:

    Do you mean a barrier?  I looked through the gallery and there does seem to be an obstacle right where you describe.  It’s a shame you can’t walk the entire run somehow – I looked for some kind of shortcut between the two lowest parts of the loop, but it appears you will walk halfway, then you will turn around, then you will walk around to the other entrance, and you will walk back to the middle, and you will find it mildly amusing.

  5. chijack says:

    Couldn’t be built in the US – Not ADA compliant.

  6. bcsizemo says:

    They should have built the loops like a mobius strip, where you were walking on the outside at the top, but shift back around to the inside at the bottom…  It wouldn’t have been 100% accurate, but it would have been doable.

  7. miasm says:

    seems like there should be a couple of spiral staircases in there somewhere…

  8. neurolux says:

    I was hoping the stairs at the loop would turn into a ladder, and then monkey bars over the top.

  9. Hopeful_Greis says:

    Just wasted 20 minutes looking at pix and vids trying to figure out how you walk the loop before seeing the barrier just before the fun part. Was ein Schweinerei! At least I won’t waste a day going to Duisburg now as there is nothing else there worth seeing. Like besizemo, I thought there was  a möbius strip there with a short ladder ascent at the twist.

  10. Graysmith says:

    As quite obviously evident by all the photos of people walking around on this thing, it’s not currently under construction. It opened to the public on November 13th.

  11. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    M. C. Escher would like this.

  12. The Ouroborus says:

    If that contraption was built in America, it would be a thousand law-suits waiting to happen.

  13. FreakCitySF says:

    I would love to have a crawl space in the loop area.

  14. catonpalm says:

    This calls for the waitress from 2001: A Space Odyssey!

  15. Laroquod says:

    This would be more interesting from a walker’s perspective if the steps turned into a spiral staircase at the vertical part of the loop. However, since it is a work of art… perhaps not being able to walk the complete loop is part of the point.

  16. GawainLavers says:

    Pulled straight from a recurring nightmare of mine, except there need to be large, open gaps between the steps.

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