A Crystal Secret in the Heart of Providence

In the center of down town Providence stands grandly the Union Trust Building, and in the very heart of the Union Bank Trust Building lives quietly a crystalized secret that few in the city know, a luxurious steel and glass stair from the time of the building’s original construction, 1901. Its balustrades are elaborately decorated with floral motifs and the glass treads glows in emerald tones as the sun passes over the skylight at the very top, over the 12th floor.  Few ever see the stair now as safety codes have made this beauty to serve as a means of egress during an emergency, and the heavy doors into the emerald stairwell remain shut. At one time it was the only way to ascend to higher floors of the grand building, forcing everyone to test the delicate looking glass treads.