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Peek-a-Boo II

Franklin County, Ohio, spent $105 million on their new seven-storey courthouse. It is a sight to behold, completely covered in glass, with the central staircase that seems to almost float up from the ground suspended in a foyer of light and glass. There is one, small design problem, though. According to Judge Julie M. Lynch, “If you wear dresses, you’re on notice that you might want to take the elevator, as I will be doing.” A series of thin concrete panels make up the steps of the staircase, but the vertical gaps are covered by glass panels, perfectly situated for peepers. The county can adjust the glass to be less transparent, but officials don’t want to disrupt the “artistic integrity” of the design. Instead, security guards have been told to keep an eye out for people craning their necks. (MS/Columbus Dispatch) ...Well, at least if they’re caught, they don’t have far to go.
Original Publication Date: 26 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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