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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #241

    Alfred Moser Butts, an out-of-work architect during the Great Depression, gained fame and some wealth by doing which of the following:

    - Writing several influential books, published in the European press, criticizing the dominance of historicist architecture.

    - Inventing the popular board game “Scrabble.”

    - Through mutual friends, meeting the Rockefellers and winning the commission to design Rockefeller Center.


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #240

    True or False: a. Stairs in the landscape are typically designed flatter than stairs in buildings. b. In a flight of stairs, there is an equal number of treads and risers. c. A circular stair with a 4-inch (10-centimeter) diameter center column typically has either 12 or 13 treads per circle (360-degree turn around stair).  

    Answer to Puzzler #240


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2005, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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