These steps have disappeared, taken away by the Wellington Urban Motorway.
There were, once, apparently quite impressive steps, as described by Ms Irvine-Smith, before the Wellington Urban Motorway was built in the 1960s – 1970s:
Off this street [Hill Street] run several of Thorndon’s little ways. First to the right is Parliament Street from which a good view may be obtained of the group of the Houses of Parliament. It is a characteristic little suburban street of these parts, running up steeply to a summit, thence making on the other side a descent so steep that it resolves itself into a series of steps (101 of them) leading by six flights to the street below. Poor postman! (‘Streets of My City’ page 167)