Fire Escapes
Provide fire egress and criminal escape. A fire escape consists of a number of horizontal platforms, one at each story of a building, with ladders or stairs connecting them. The platform and stairs are usually open steel gratings, to prevent the buildup of ice, snow, and leaves.
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Blue sky provided escape on a sunny day
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
South of Market, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
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Blue sky provided escape on a sunny day


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Handsome windows spoiled by fire escape addition
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Market Street, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
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Handsome windows spoiled by fire escape addition


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Festive lights belied a potential need for escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
North Beach, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Terry Welte
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Festive lights belied a potential need for escape


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Fire Escape poised like a high dive
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Financial District, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
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Fire Escape poised like a high dive


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Bricks surrounded a lone window
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
South Of Market, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
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Bricks surrounded a lone window


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Gray skies over a dismal fire escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
South Of Market, San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Gray skies over a dismal fire escape


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Fire Escape from whence Zorro might escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Rockridge area, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Fire Escape from whence Zorro might escape


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Fire escape oddly on a modern high-rise
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Fire escape oddly on a modern high-rise


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A fancy bronze fire escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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A fancy bronze fire escape


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Fire escapes in sun and shade
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2006)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Fire escapes in sun and shade


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Looking up at the part that drops straight down
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Looking up at the part that drops straight down


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Half a statue awaited rescue
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
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(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Terry Costales
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Half a statue awaited rescue


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Exterior of a fine old Victorian ruined by a fire escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Exterior of a fine old Victorian ruined by a fire escape


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"Pull lever to release ladder" sign
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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"Pull lever to release ladder" sign


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Fire escape appeared squeezed between two buildings
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Terry Costales
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Fire escape appeared squeezed between two buildings


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Shadowed facade with a single orange swag
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Shadowed facade with a single orange swag


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Fire escape with the chimneys that may one day ignite
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Fire escape with the chimneys that may one day ignite


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Delicate blue surrounded by gray
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 2007)
© 2008 Bryan Costales
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Delicate blue surrounded by gray


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Fire escape hidden behind facade
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 22:19:06 Saturday 18 November 2007)
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Fire escape hidden behind facade


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Fire escape hidden behind denuded tree
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Sacramento, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 12 February 2008)
(Photo taken 15:31:08 Sunday 20 January 2008)
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Fire escape hidden behind denuded tree


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A spiral fire escape
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Karlsruhe, Germany
(Photo posted Saturday 2 January 2010)
(Photo taken 13:44:12 Saturday 8 March 2008)
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A spiral fire escape


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Fire escape became a poor-man's deck
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Haight Street, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Saturday 2 January 2010)
(Photo taken 15:16:58 Sunday 14 June 2009)
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Fire escape became a poor-man's deck


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Fire exits from a theater's bare exterior wall
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
Oakland, California
(Photo posted Saturday 2 January 2010)
(Photo taken 18:49:20 Thursday 18 June 2009)
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Fire exits from a theater's bare exterior wall


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Fire escape shot to resemble a yard's gate
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Fire Escapes As Building Structures
14th Street, Oakland, California
(Photo posted Saturday 2 January 2010)
(Photo taken 14:42:06 Saturday 29 August 2009)
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Fire escape shot to resemble a yard's gate


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