11/05/2012 11:23 am ET

Extreme Staircases That Make Us Dizzy Just Looking At Them (PHOTOS)

Staircases that are so cool they make us a little sick.

Stairs are vital architectural structures. They allow for rooms across varying planes to be connected and create a flow within the space. Normally, we’re exposed to typically-designed steps that are just meant to get us from one floor to the next. But every once in a while we see truly extreme staircases like the Spiral Staircase at the Vatican Museum, that defy normalcy and leave us in awe (and a little dizzy). Click through our slideshow to see extreme staircases -- try not to trip.

Extreme Staircases

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