Michael Tauber Architecture
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striated levels of different color and texture of plantings align with concrete slab steps while rock wall provides texture.

Photo: Cesar Rubio

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March 10, 2013
dlowen7861 wrote:
Concrete Stairs - This walkway is gorgeous! Were the concrete stairs poured in place, or are they precast? Thanks in advance.
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First off - glad you like it. These were poured in place. Initially we wanted to have the edge cantilver so they looked like they were floating but the building was rightfully concerned that the things that needed to be hauled up the stairs would break off the cantilever...not that you asked but I thought I would add a little story.
Thanks again,
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August 24, 2011
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Not sure if there is a question here, but thanks for picking the photo.
If you have a question feel free to contact me.
Good Luck,
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