THE SECOND FLOOR

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To Reach

Having entered the building, continue forward to the reception desk. You will either be required to join one of the public tours of the building or, if you have other business within the building, you'll receive a pass.

Turn left, from Reception and continue, through the short corridor (including a steep ramp), to the foot of the Marble Staircase, go up a flight of steps, turn left (west) and go up another to the first floor. Turn left (south) follow the balustrade to the corner then turn left again (east). At the end of the balustrade, turn left (north) go up a flight of steps then turn left (west) and go up another flight to the second floor.

Layout

This floor is conveniently divided into three sections:

The Atrium around the Working Staircase

As you reach the top of the stairs (not for public use) you're facing west.

Going Clockwise from the Top of the Stairs

South Side
  stairs coming up
door to the Councillors' Corridor
West Side
  blank door
glass case containing gifts to the city
blank door, Lord Provost's personal assistant's office, sofa opposite
glass case containing gifts to the city
south entrance to the Council Chamber
North Side
  ornate wall
pillar
passage north, towards Queen's Square
Pillar
ornate wall
East Side
  blank door, opposite you as you come from the west
stair well surrounded by balustrade

Queen's Square

West Side, Going North from the Atrium around the Working Staircase

  ornate sofa
glass case containing gifts to the city
ornate sofa
pillar
Pillar
ornate wall
wall retreats west, bronze sculpture in corner

North Side

  the atrium around the Marble Staircase

East Side

  entrance to toilets

South Side

  the atrium around the Working Staircase

The Atrium around the Marble Staircase

Going Clockwise from the Southeast Corner

East Side
  door to disabled person's toilet, enter facing east
South Side
  large table
north side of Queen's Square
West Side
  north entrance to the Council Chamber
south door to the Satinwood Suite
north door to the Satinwood Suite
North Side
  pillar
Pillar
Pillar
door to the Mahogany Room
East Side
  2 doors into the Banqueting Hall

The Toilets

Go through the door into a room with:

Left (North) Side

  door to ladies toilets

East Side

  Pot plant
mirror wall
pot plant

South Side

  door to gents toilets
two coat racks

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