Cast In Place (CIP) Concrete stairs tend to be the earliest extant public stairs in the City, as they were designed and built in a time when walking was still a main mode of transportation for people around the Hill. These stairs also tend to be the most attractive ones on The Hill.
On Queen Anne hill these stairs pull a double duty. They not only serve pedestrians but also act to stabilize the hill and resist the small land slides that result from the loose soil, steep slope, and (often) saturated ground common to hills in Seattle”
Examples include 6th Ave. West at West Highland, The Comstock Stairs, and the Galer Crown.