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."