Staircase tower

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Floor plan and side elevation of a staircase tower
External staircase tower at Bocholt water tower

A staircase tower is a wing of a building or an enclosed room within it that houses a staircase linking the various storeys to one another.

A staircase tower enables the various floors of a multi-storey building to be connected vertically to one another. It is thus a functional component of the building. In modern buildings, the staircase tower often has access to lifts on each floor.

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