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Blue Carpet Staircase

The Staircase (2001) was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, and is located at the eastern end of the Blue Carpet on New Bridge Street West in Newcastle. It rises to a walkway which links the city centre with Manors. "The simple broad-curving spiral gives the illusion of being light and self-supporting. The top surface is cedar, each piece individually cut and shaped by hand to the required profile."[1]

John Dobson Street Sculpture and Carvings Blue Carpet by Thomas Heatherwick
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Steps from Walkway to New Bridge Street

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Steps from New Bridge Street to walkway

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Public Art - Newcastle City Council
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