Saturday, July 12, 2008

Floating Stairs

If you have fear of height like I do, this will not be a comfortable climb down the stairs for you. The stairwell constructed with glass (or plastic) gives the feeling that one is floating on air. This staircase was installed just inside the entrance to the Apple Store on 14th Street and 9th Avenue (otherwise known as the Meatpacking District).

Walking up the stairs was surprising not as terrifying as walking down. And ladies who wear mini skirts might want to take the elevator around the corner from the stairs.

So are you an Apple or an IBM person?

21 comments:

Hilda said...

Ooh, I like it! I can conquer my fear of heights more than I can my fear of deep, dark water. ;)

Macs rule!!!

b13 said...

Mac... which can now run Windows... which I still refuse to do... But I do use my wifes' PC craptop on occasion. I do love my Macs though.

chennaidailyfoto said...

superb creation and a lovely eye for detail

Alexa said...

ming -- I am so totally a Mac person, I didn't even have to read your post to know exactly where you took this great photo!

(btw, thanks for visiting my humble blog.)

Mo said...

PC person did you go for the new phone today?

USelaine said...

Fear of heights?! You were very brave to show us those rooftop party photos, then. Thank you.

I have a PC at work, and a Mac at home. I think that makes me bi-cultural.

Anonymous said...

I could handle going up the stairs, but coming down would be frightful...I am afraid I'd miss the steps.

The photo is superb. I'm a PC person though I love Mac for the creative stuff and photos.


Doris

Gecko said...

Wow I think that would definetly freak me out! I'm not scared of heights but it'd just feel so unnatural!

Belinda said...

What an awesome concept! However, I too am scared of heights, so not sure if I'd enjoy the descent either!!

I'm a PC person, but am thinking about changing teams :o)

GMG said...

PC!

Sara said...

I don't know whether I could do those stairs or not...I have a real fear of height!!! I'm getting better about it...but, not that brave yet!

I can't do escalators going down either...I think it was because I fell when I was expecting my child - couldn't see the step because of my belly!

Knoxville Girl said...

I kinda like heights, but I'd be afraid of slipping on those stairs and bodysurfing the rest of the way down.
I have a Mac, my sweetie has a PC. Creates endless hours of pointless repartee. I Heart my Mac.

Chuck Pefley said...

I've been under the apple spell for probably 15 years.

I believe the Soho Apple store has a staircase like this as well, if memory serves. I suspect the stairs in your store weren't quite this void of people yesterday :)

citygirl15 said...

I'm a Mac and just love that store.

That stairway is kinda scary, so I usually take the elevator.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...very nice modern look.... but pretty scary...
I would have to hold on to the banister or hand rail...whatever you call it :)

Virginia said...

Oh MIng,
I so love my Mac. I have had my Mac for about 5 months. It took a while to unlearn my PC, but now, it's all behind me. In fact, I would not be blogging with you right now if the Mac guys at my one on one sessions had not helped me a LOT. I love seeing the Apple Store in the BIG APPLE. The steps probably would have freaked me out, but would have loved to have seen it first hand. Our much smaller one here in Birmingham is so lively and loud on any given day, I call it Apple Land, a Disney World for computer geeks. Me included!

sonia a.m. said...

Wonderful stairwell, but a bit dangerous I guess...

I'm a PC person.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

The stairs wouldn't bother me... Although because it's an Apple Store... I would feel nauseated.... Hehehe

Just Roaming The Cities said...

What cool stairs! I'm glad you posted this, I do so enjoy stairs. I think they'de freak me out a bit walking on them. I like that you got a person walking down them for your posted picture; helps keep the perspective right :)

magiceye said...

love this... looks so elegant!

TCho said...

IBM. I'm honestly so tired of Apple hoopla. I'm not really anti-apple though. I have both computers and use both for different things. i just cannot stand how in-your-face Apple users can be about how they think their computers are computers that God must have created himself.