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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

Created by Dave Guadagni

 

Architecture Puzzler #50

Match these stones with the descriptions below: slate, marble, granite, travertine, and limestone

a. Once a limestone, this stone achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth.

b. A variety of limestone formed in pools by the precipitation of hot mineral-rich spring water. The characteristic holes were created when carbon dioxide bubbles were trapped as the stone was being formed.

c. A fine-grained, metamorphic stone derived from sedimentary rock shale.

d. A sedimentary stone, formed from prehistoric skeletons and shells.

e. An igneous rock, once molten, which formed as it cooled deep within the earth.

f. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite).


 

Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #49

Who designed the Great Pyramid at Giza? How was this designer remembered among Egyptians following the pyramid's construction?  

Answer to Puzzler #49


 

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

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Taj Mahal, by Emperor Shah Jahan, at Agra, India, 1630 to 1653.
Photo: Great Buildings Photo Howard Davis

 
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