Central Pole

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Ise Grand Shrine - Shrine Architecture
... the way around the building and a staircase leading to a single central doorway ... left totally empty apart from the oi-ya, a small wooden hut containing a wooden pole a little over 2 metres in height called the shin-no-mihashira (sac ... When a new shrine is built, it is built around the sacred central pole before the removal of the oi-ya, so that the central pole is never seen ...
Forms - Spiral and Helical Stairs
... Spiral stairs wind around a newel (also the central pole) ... the outer side only, and on the inner side just the central pole ... A tight spiral stair with a central pole is very space efficient in the use of floor area ...

Famous quotes containing the words pole and/or central:

    Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
    Beloved from pole to pole!
    To Mary Queen the praise be given!
    She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
    That slid into my soul.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Friends serve central functions for children that parents do not, and they play a critical role in shaping children’s social skills and their sense of identity. . . . The difference between a child with close friendships and a child who wants to make friends but is unable to can be the difference between a child who is happy and a child who is distressed in one large area of life.
    Zick Rubin (20th century)