Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

John Hope Gateway

Spiral Staircase

'Spirit' - A Chinese Spring Lantern Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  -  March 2008

  Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England                                           Photograph taken 2010

 

Royal Botanic Garden

John Hope Gateway

The new 15.7m John Hope Gateway visitors' centre at the western gate to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh in October 2009.

I have appreciated the design of the building and the natural materials used.  However, Allan Dodds has mentioned a problem.

Alan wrote:

Spiral Staircase

"Here is a photo of the beautiful spiral staircase, just newly installed in the new Botanics centre, after it split and had to be repaired/camouflaged

You can see the temporary wooden props in place which have since been replaced by ghastly black iron girders.

It was designed to be free-standing!"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  December 30, 1010

 

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