UChicago stair ruts

Old stairs at the University of Chicago show wear where previous generations of students walked. Here are some stair ruts I photographed in Harper and Ryerson. Notice how the first ruts after a change in the direction of the stairs move away from the banister. Click the captions for high resolution ruts.

Harper West Tower first floor stair ruts

Harper West Tower first floor stair ruts

Ryerson first floor landing stair ruts (left side)

Ryerson first floor landing stair ruts (left side)

Ryerson first floor landing stair ruts (right side)

Ryerson first floor landing stair ruts (right side)

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