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Dear ZZ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building

Is it possible to construct a Building i.e. residential or commercial complex without Staircase ?. Is it feasible to built ?.

The people will always use Lifts / elevators instead of alternative of staircase.

i.e. The space occupied by the staircase will be replaced by additional Lifts / elevators.

What are the pros (advantages) and cons (disadvantages) if such a building model is constructed without staircase (if feasible) ?.

Examples : 10 floor commercial complex, 6 floor residential complex etc.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Didn't I answer this question previously?

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/pros-and-cons-of-spiral-staircases#b

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/pros-and-cons-of-spiral-staircases#b

Their are reasons to enjoy and appreciate stairs in some cases.

Some buildings have structures that bend and leave the elevator shaft inoperative in cases of strong winds or earthquake; therefore,  breakout  places are needed to allow for exiting of human bodies on upper floors.

I know of no buildings with 6 floors or more that do not have stairs; that is not to say the technology may change that.  

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

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Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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