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Cincinnati Public Staircases: A Walking History Abandoned but not Forgotten
Geoff Bliss describes the hundreds of urban staircases in and around Cincinnati. The staircases often connected residential neighborhoods to employment centers and led to a pedestrian-scaled urban geography. Today, the staircases are viewed as eyesores and are the subject of criticism, but others view them as “lenses” through which residents and other urban explorers can see how the city has changed over time.