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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler This Week

    An earthquake that is 6.3 on the Richter scale releases the energy equivalent to about 20,000 tons of TNT (slightly more than the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima, Japan). How many times more powerful would a 7.3 earthquake be?


     

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    Although "caryatid" sounds like a species of shellfish, it is a special form of column used to support the corners of some ancient buildings, such as the Erechtheum. How would you describe these columns? By the way, where is the Erechtheum?  

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2000, Dave Guadagni.

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    La Dolorosa Church, Cartago, Costa Rica, damaged by an earthquake.
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