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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

I was wondering what the thing winding around the tower is for in this pic is? I figured the best place to show this pic is in the non av section. If anyone has some insight, I would appreciate it.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qantas/Airbus-A380-842/1510092/L/

KH


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

My guess would be a stairway (since one would be needed for a fire evacuation anyway) but done in an aesthetic and artsy form.

User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Why do I want to say it's an escalator?

And holy crap, I went to Sydney and missed visiting that beach?


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/.../facilities/towers/sydneytower.asp

" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5151 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1470 times:



Quoting Diamond (Reply 3):
" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "

shoulda made it an emergency slide - that would be far more fun!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1417 times:



Quoting Diamond (Reply 3):

" ... Architectural designers of the new tower were given the challenging brief to propose a facility that was not only functional but might also become a major Sydney landmark and one of the airport's most prominent features. The result is the striking tower that stands at 51 metres and features a central support column with a passenger lift and a spiral emergency staircase ... "

Thanks Diamond.

Hunter



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