The helical staircase at the Lighthouse.
Opened in 1999, the Lighthouse is Scotland's first dedicated national centre for architecture and design. It is housed in the former Glasgow Herald Building, remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1893-1895. One of the features of the Lighthouse is the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre, which offers visitors an the opportunity to learn more about Mackintosh's art, architecture and design, and provides information about Mackintosh-related buildings in and around the city.
A new helical staircase leads visitors from the Interpretation Centre to the top of the Mackintosh Tower (originally designed by Mackintosh as the building's water tower) where an external viewing gallery has been installed beneath the ogee (double-curved) roof to provide views across the city's rooftops.
Reproduced with the permission of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board
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