Court's Glass Stairs Prompt Warnings of Peeping Toms

Ohio judge: 'If you wear dresses, you're on notice'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2011 12:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – A brand-new $105 million courthouse in Columbus, Ohio, features a prominent set of glass stairs. Ah, the aesthetics of light and air, the sensation of floating ... the potential for pervs to gather beneath and look up women's clothes. "If you wear dresses, you're on notice that you might want to take the elevator, as I will be doing," one judge tells the Columbus Dispatch.

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The building just opened this week, and the county has put guards on notice to look for people taking advantage of the view. If it becomes a problem, the glass can be made more opaque. Glass stairs are becoming more popular, as anyone who's been to an Apple store can testify. One key difference here as pointed out by the Dispatch: This is the same building where sex offenders get sentenced. (Read more peeping tom stories.)

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