04 Oct Spiral Castle Staircase
One of the better preserved castles in Europe is the Lincoln Castle which in November 2014 had spiral castle staircase transported by crane over the 900 year old walls. Watching the following YouTube stairs video you will see how the crane is used to pick up one end of the spiral staircase from the top and slowly pulls it upward till it is standing straight. Though this is where the video clip of the spiral castle staircase ends it is showing how the crane will most likely pull the staircase upward in the sky and pull it over the castle walls. This kind of procedure in construction is not easy to do at all and can be very dangerous for the workers on site. Hopefully there were many precautionary safeguards put into place to make sure the whole procedure goes smoothly. You will notice that the spiral castle staircase that is being moved by the massive crane is indeed quite old in the YouTube stairs video..
One of the better preserved castles in Europe is the Lincoln Castle which in November 2014 had spiral castle staircase transported by crane over the 900 year old walls.
What truly is fascinating about this whole procedure is how the crane is going to be able to move the spiral castle staircase over the walls into the main courtyard of the castle. This castle is very old and being a historic site you must make sure that the whole procedure goes smoothly. These kind of castles hold great amount of significance in Europe and most of them are now museums for people to visit. Lincoln Castle is actually now a museum that people can visit. In 2012 a three year program was put in place to renovate the entire castle and bring it back to its original glory. This would most likely mean the reason for the spiral castle staircase being transferred over the castle walls is part of the renovation process for Lincoln Castle.
Lincoln Castle was built around in year 1080 and surprisingly was the sight of the First Battle of Lincoln in February 2, 1141. The Second Battle of Lincoln was in may 20, 1217 which in the following years resulted in the signing of the Magna Carta in June 15, 1215. Imagine these kind of wars back in those days being extremely horrific. Not to mention Lincoln Castle is one of the very few that still stands with two mottes which is very rare to find in a castle design. The only other remaining castles that has two mottes in the area is at Lewes. In these days spiral castle stairs were usually made of stone or wood. Depending on the era the castle was built in or how wealthy the kingdom is in its current state dictated what materials used for castle construction. After the Medieval era and into more modern times these castles were transformed into working prisons with iron made spiral castle staircase in specific areas to keep maintenance costs low..