The buildings of Princeton University house a range of stairways in vastly different styles. For example, this modern spiral staircase in Scully Hall provides a sharp contrast to the traditional winding stairs of Nassau Hall.
Photos by Neil Mills
Video feature: 'The Stairways of Princeton'
Posted May 1, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
The Princeton University campus offers a melding of traditional and modern architectural influences. Through a focus on stairways, it is possible to perceive the shifts of time through design.
"The Stairways of Princeton" also provides a metaphor for the Princeton educational journey. Generations of students have aspired to ascend toward a variety of academic and personal goals by climbing the stairs of Princeton.
Play the "Stairways of Princeton" video.
This tour of diverse stairways spans from the winding stairs of Nassau Hall — cut from dressed redstone with well-worn footfalls — to the Frick Chemistry Laboratory's state-of-the-art open curved stairways with glass railings.