Reminds me of a Flanders and Swann monologue for some reason.
Having been there, I can say quite certainly say that this was not, as it was inspired by Roget asking for a title to get him started on his next entry, and me suggesting "A Brief History of Stairs".
It seems a bit odd to suspect that this article was inspired by a popular SCP that has absolutely no relation to it except for the fact that both involve stairs. Hardly criminal, of course, but… well, odd.
It is far-fetched and I would never have though about SCP-087 if not for the challenge someone proposed about writing a Tale that would instill the opposite emotions as the SCP it's based on. This one somewhat fits the bill if you imagine that's how staircases were cursed and banished, and now haunt other worlds in eternal torment.