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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #347

    We know that a conch is a type of shellfish. The term "conch" also describes an architectural form. What is this form?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #346

    In 1915, the Otis Elevator Company developed an automatic leveling system for its elevators in response to which of the following?

    A. A personal injury lawsuit brought by the mayor of New York City, whose wife stumbled and cracked her skull while exiting an elevator that was two inches (five centimeters) lower than floor level.

    B. The U.S. Navy's need to roll wheeled munitions carts in and out of shipboard elevators.

    C. Innovations to wing stability and flap control in the aircraft industry.  

    Answer to Puzzler #346


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2007, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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    Ocean waves wash a conch shell at Bethany Beach, Delaware.
    Photo: Joshua Davis

     
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