open-well stair

open-well stair

A stair built around a well, leaving an open space.
See also: Stair

open-newel stair

A spiral stair constructed around an open cylindrical space without a central post, in contrast to a solid-newel stair built around a post.
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Designed to be flexible, the three lower storeys contain the principal public areas: reception and lending library on the ground floor, with timber-framed open-well stairs rising into the first floor reference library with an audio-visual room and record library beyond.