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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #42

    The slopes of Egyptian pyramids mimic the slopes of mountains in that the main force acting on both is the "dead load" of their own weight. What is the angle of the typical sloping face of the pyramids? Care to guess how much the pyramid at Gizeh weighs?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #41

    What do San Francisco, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Sydney, Mexico City, Rio De Janeiro, and Johannesburg have in common?  

    Answer to Puzzler #41


     

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

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    AW


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    Great Pyramid of Khufu at El Giza, Egypt.
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