MVRDV’s massive staircase made of scaffolding opens in Rotterdam
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The Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, led the celebrations yesterday at the opening ceremony of The Stairs to the public. Constructed by Dutch Steigers, the massive staircase is made of scaffolding in reference to the city’s reconstruction period following the devastating World War II bombardment that destroyed much of the city. “The stairs are a symbolic first step towards a better use of our city’s second layer, and ideally would be replaced with a set of escalators in the next step,”...