The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #117
An "urban heat island" is a term describing a highly developed urban area that is warmer than the surrounding countryside. This phenomenon was noted during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta was how much hotter than the surrounding countryside?
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Architecture Puzzler #116
Match the following words with their definitions: 1) Architrave, 2) Argillite, 3) Arkose, 4) Arris, 5) Ashlar
a. A natural or applied line on the stone from which all leveling and plumbing is measured.
b. A sandstone containing 10 percent or more of feldspar. Also called feldspathic sandstone.
c. The member of an entablature resting on the capitals of columns and supporting the frieze.
d. Masonry having a face of square or rectangular stones, either smooth or textured.
e. A compact sedimentary rock composed mainly of clay and aluminum silicate minerals.
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An urban island in the 8th century.