The Trex electric attic stairs tattoo, which was designed by local artist and architect Paul Daley, was the inspiration for his upcoming design.
“The stairs are electric, so you get more of the energy from the street and the air and that’s what makes them so effective,” Daley told Mashable.
“They’re not just going up and down but also getting to the top of the building and it’s an elevator.”
He explained that the design uses the same materials and techniques as the other electric stairs on the block.
“We built it using the same material and the same methods,” Dales explained.
“You don’t just put metal on the inside of the stairs and then paint them black and white.”
The stairs were originally built in the 1950s by a building owner to serve as an extension of a staircase in the home.
“He put them up because he thought the staircase was a good idea,” Dara explained.
The stairs now serve as a reminder to residents and visitors alike to be mindful of air quality.
“When you’re walking through the street, you have to be careful not to get too close to a fire hydrant,” Dalia said.
“A lot of people don’t know that air pollution is killing us and is destroying our cities.”
The electric stairs were designed to be a “social experiment” to show residents what they can do to fight air pollution, according to Daley.
“This is a social experiment, a social act,” Dali said.
The designer also added that the electric stairs have a positive effect on the environment as well.
“It means you’re not going to have to worry about the air quality, you’re going to be able to walk up the stairs,” he said.
Daley’s design is also being featured on a new series of Instagram photos, where he’s taking a look at his newest project.
“I love doing these kinds of things,” he told Mashably.
“But when I see these kinds [of] designs and images of these amazing things happening, it’s a real pleasure to me.”
The TreX electric attic stair tattoo is scheduled to open on March 14, 2018, with a grand opening expected in the fall.
You can view more of Daleys designs on his website.