The Architecture Puzzler
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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?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Great Pyramid of Khufu at El Giza, Egypt.
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