Last Saturday, I had the task of getting a wedding shower gift....which took me to THE Macy's in Herald Square. You know, the one with the entire floor of shoes that has its own zip code??
That, however, was not the draw to Macy's for me. The escalators were. I learned about them a while back on NPR and finally saw these in person.
They're made of wood. The steps are large, grooved wood stairs that are wider than your average escalator. They're in shabby condition which adds to their charm in my eyes. They're definitely a relic of days past by.
It was funny to me because the store did nothing to preserve these or make them stand out as part of the original structure. They're just there. No pomp, no circumstance...just a part of a bustling department store. That's New York for ya!