Amazing Mysterious Escherian Stairwell Optical Illusion

If you haven’t heard of the Escherian Stairwell, then it’s time you should. This amazing never-ending stairway is an optical illusion created by Filipino architect Rafael Nelson Aboganda in 1968. As you can see on the video, its unique design allows you to go up but will bring you back to where you started. You can see a young lady freaking out aft she tried it.

The Escherian Stairwell is located at the Frank B. Gannett building at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Aboganda created this impossible object after being inspired with mythical Penrose stairs. The secret? Ask animation graduate student Michael Lacanilao. 🙂

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