The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #202
In 1832, George Washington Snow is said to have constructed the first "balloon-frame" building out of small sticks of lumber. Requiring less lumber and fewer skills to construct, balloon framing quickly displaced timber framing. What made this possible?
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Architecture Puzzler #201
This product was developed originally in 1905 by Gustav Carlson for the Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon. It was not until 1935 that this now-common building material became widely accepted. What product is this and what happened in 1935?
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