The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #79
Who designed these domes and which has the longest clear span?
Saint Peters in Rome
St. Paul’s Cathedral in London
American Pavilion in the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal
Hagia Sophia: Anthemius of Tralles and Isidore of Miletus
Florence Cathedral: Filippo Brunelleschi
Saint Peters in Rome: Michelangelo
St. Paul’s Cathedral in London: Sir Christopher Wren
American Pavilion in the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal: Buckminster Fuller
Fuller's geodesic dome (now destroyed) at over 300 feet (90 meters) was, in its day, the largest clear-span structure in the world.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2002, Dave Guadagni.
Florence Cathedral, by Arnolfo di Cambio, at Florence, Italy, 1296 to 1462. (Dome added by Filippo Brunelleschi.)
Great Buildings Photo © Donald Corner and Jenny Young