behold, the fence:
these steps are the real deal. my coworker and i decided it would be easier to turn the step sideways, because (even though you can't see it) there is a thick cable and a net that kind of get in the way if you try to take the steps the way they are now. we turned the step hoping that it would be helpful to other people, but when we came back the next morning, it was turned back this way. obviously others didn't like our suggestion.
fancy little fence, eh? and as long as i don't get to the fence at 7:55 (which happens to be exactly when trax pulls up) i'm happy to climb those stairs...no matter which way they face.