Monday, July 18, 2011

Frank Gehry Stairs at the AGO


This sculpture is actually a spiral staircase at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) which was installed in 2008 as part of Frank Gehry's redesign of the gallery. The Douglas Fir-clad staircase rises from the 2nd floor of Walker Court, goes out through the glass roof, and then up to the 5th floor Centre of Contemporary Art! It is great fun to walk it as each step is different and the whole structure varies in its dimensions as it rises!

13 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Oh .... I like that!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. I haven't been to the AGO since before the reno. Shame on me! This staircase is wonderful and I want to walk up the fifth floor. :)

jennyfreckles said...

That looks wonderful - how good when art and function combine.

LĂșcia said...

This sculpture is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!
I'm sure it is very fun to walk it, I'm curious, I'd love to walk it up... ;-)

Ken Mac said...

rather calm for frank!

Steffe said...

Fantastic.

Halcyon said...

Gehry is my favorite architect. I really need to get over there and see his work!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Stunning design! Would love to walk it myself... soon, I hope.
Have a great evening.

Jack said...

Pretty unusual, isn't it? I'm not a big Gehry fan, but I would like to see it any way.

Randy said...

What a great design. Almost look like duct work.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing staircase Red, sounds like it's a bit of an experience just climbing it!

Kate said...

I ADORE Frank Gehry's work! The staircase is whimsical and very sleek!

Sharon said...

I do love Frank Gehry's work so I bet I would enjoy climbing this. Wonderful.