Quiz . 16 October 2002                     
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Created by Dave Guadagni


Architecture Puzzler #119

Pratt, Fink, Warren, and Vierendeel might sound like the name of a law firm, but these are names of commonly designed trusses. Do you know which of these requires a moment connection between the web and chord members?


Question from Last Week:
Architecture Puzzler #118

Have you ever had a chance to design a high-profile museum, gallery, or exposition hall? If so, you are one of an elite group of architects. Match the following buildings with their architects.

1. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939

2. Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1915

3. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 1972

4. Las Vegas Library/Discovery Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1990

5. U.S. Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C., 1993

6. Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1986

7. Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, Arizona, 1989

8. Yale University Art Gallery Addition, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953

9. Rock and Roll Museum and Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, 1995

10. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1983

a. Antoine Predock

b. Bernard R. Maybeck

c. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

d. Arata Isozaki

e. Edward Durell Stone and Philip Goodwin

f. Louis I. Kahn

g. Richard Meier & Partners  

Answer to Puzzler #118


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