The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #67
When early American townships were being developed, it was common to offer lots of various lengths along street frontages. Depending on a personís inclinations or financial strength they might purchase a lot of 1, 2, 3, or 4 rods wide. How wide is a 4-rod lot?
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Architecture Puzzler #66
At the time the Dirigible Dock building was first built (1929), it was considered by some to enclose the largest unobstructed space in the world. Each end of the building had two doors measuring 202 feet (62 meters) high. Each door pivoted on a single pin at the top. Guess how these doors were designed to be pulled open. By teams of horses, a system of weights and pulleys, or with a locomotive?
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Map designating townships.