What an amazing idea – take a wide staircase and “overlap” a ramp for wheelchairs. Makes me want to think out of the box about using phrases like “think out of the box”.
For everyone who has ever gotten around in a or pushed around a baby stroller, you know how frustrating it is to encounter a building with stairs and no ramp. Almost as bad are the steep, poorly-designed ramps that were simply tacked on later. The McCormick Tribune Campus Center in Chicago made a stylish compromise between stairs and ramp with this staircase that incorporates a zig-zagging ramp with the stairs.