For your records I submit proof:
Somebody was up to deck 1 of the NYSP today. There is no "bird crap" in sight if you step on the sides of the steps and use the handrails. They are the same as they were years ago.
To get to the top deck you climb into staircase 1 up to deck 1 then cross over to the deck 2 staircase walk up to deck 2 and cross to the deck 3 staircase.
There is no staircase in the highest tower 3. It was filled with counterweights and cables. I do not believe Estelle Cooper ever stepped into this structure. Estelle's been fibbing or reading made up stories.