The internet is alive and well, so we decided to check out some of the best free standing staircases in the country.
We took a trip down the stairs of a building in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.
The elevator shaft is an impressive 2,500 feet tall, and the building is just minutes from the White House.
Here are some of our favorite free standing stilts from around the country: The Tower of David (2,600 feet) In the heart, center, of the Capitol building, the Tower of the David rises above a majestic facade.
The structure is one of only three skyscrapers in the world that can be viewed from both sides.
The towers rise into the sky like towers and are home to many of the National Archives, National Archives of Wales, and many other historical institutions.
The Tower is also the home of the American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and other important sites.
The White House, in the distance, is also in the background, and there are other historic sites like the National Cathedral, the Capitol Building, and even the White house itself.
We love this staircase.
(Via: The Wall Street Journal) The White Horse (1,500) Built in 1839, the White Horse is the oldest and largest of the 13 original White Horse stilts, built by George Whitehouse to commemorate his father, George Washington.
The building was renovated in 2018 to create a new “stairway” for a new elevator, and now the stairway has a new name, The White Lady.
The staircase is located in a building on the Capitol grounds.
(via The Wall St Journal) Great American Flags (1.5 miles) At just under 2 miles, the Great American Flag Staircase is the largest stairway in the United States, with an impressive 1.5 mile walkway.
The flag is raised to the sky on the first step of the staircase, and at the end of the walkway, a flagpole stands on the ground.
The entire structure is made of stone and is a beautiful piece of art.
It was built in 1921 and is the third oldest flagpole in the U.S. (thanks to @mikebauer for sharing this photo).
The flag pole is a reminder of our founding fathers.
(Source: GreatAmericanFlagStaircase.com) Capitol Walkway (3.6 miles) Located in downtown Washington DC, the 2.4 mile walk of the Whitehall Bridge features a beautiful wooden walkway that winds through a series of gardens.
It is a great place to explore Capitol Hill and other historic sights.
The Capitol Walkways has been in use since the 1920s.
(Image: Flickr user kylehann) The Old Capitol (1 mile) At 1.6 mile long, the Old Capitol is the only public walking path in the District of Columbia.
The walkway is the longest and widest public walking pathway in the nation.
The bridge is an iconic part of the District’s Capitol Hill, and it was built for a grand opening celebration of the new U.N. headquarters in 1948.
The Old was closed to the public for the first time in 2017, and in 2018, the walkways reopens.
The area is a major gathering spot for visitors to the Capitol, and you can still see it from the Capitol Rotunda.
The main street is lined with historic buildings, and this is a perfect spot to explore the historic district.
(The Old Capitol photo gallery.)