Throughout the time humans have inhabited the planet, they have built many unique structures and achieved many incredible feats of engineering. One of these feats was the invention of the staircase. Throughout the staircase’s history it has been a way for people to move up in life and get to where they need to go. Unfortunately, not everything lasts forever and over time, many staircases have lost their strength or function.
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There are staircases that are thousands of years old, carved into rocks; ones that were once used before losing their connection to a building; and stairs that just don’t make sense at all. Here is a short collection of abandoned staircases that were photographed around the world. They are, indeed, staircases that lead to nowhere.