The wedding cake rose gracefully in three tiers, graced with crystal staircases and small cakes on either side.
When the railway lies below the surface level the bulk of the offices are often placed on a bridge spanning the lines, access being given to the platforms by staircases or lifts, and similarly when the railway is at a high level the offices may be arranged under the lines.
Ancient staircases leading to the first storey.
To these stormy periods we may safely assign the alterations which may be traced in the staircases, which a.re sometimes abruptly cut off, leaving a gap requiring a ladder, and the formation of secret passages communicating with the arenariae, and through them with the open country.
It consists of a series of apartments approached by staircases, Bulletino di archaeologia cristiana, 1865.