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Michelangelo’s strange stairway at the Laurentian Library, Florence

How can a stairway start an architectural revolution? When it’s designed by Michelangelo. Construction on the Laurentian Library of Florence began in 1525, and plans for the vestibule and stairwell to the reading room were conceived by Michelangelo when he was 50 years old.  Several architects continued the project, keeping with Michelangelo’s design concept, until […]