The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #222
On March 26, 2000 an implosion lasting 16.8 seconds reduced Seattle’s Kingdome to a pile of rubble. It took considerably longer to remove the pile that measured 12 to 23 feet (3.6 to 7.0 meters) deep at its perimeter. What was the approximate cost of the entire demolition contract?
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Architecture Puzzler #221
Suppose you have a 48-foot- (14.63-meter-) square section of concrete with a one-percent slope down to a center drain. If this center drain became plugged, how much water would the area contain before it flooded?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Dome demolition, the old-fashioned way.
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