Stepped building facades and wall seem to be more common in the southwest than anywhere else in the US. At least to me.
In hilly areas, we see stepped rock outcroppings or built steps where people construct buildings and towns.
Walking around Marfa, I enjoyed their regional interpretation of the step.
This is quite stunning with that sky and the yucca / shadow.
Something else I’ve never noticed at the Chamberlain Building before: two sets of walking steps in front of the building.