Recessed Fire Escapes (Inside-Outside) (Architecture)

Normally, these are latched onto the façade of a building. I like the unusual recessed fire escapes on a suite of old buildings (turn of the 20th C.?) on Morningside Drive in NYC, near Columbia University. Of particular note is the elegance with which egress from the building is encased inside the exterior. The inside-outside suggests a kind of third space.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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