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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #400

    Why are floors called "stories" — as in a "two-story" or "multi-story" building?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #399

    Sound-absorbing structural masonry units are sometimes used in natatoriums and other building types where soft materials are not appropriate. Can you describe how these special CMUs are configured to absorb sound?  

    Answer to Puzzler #399


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2008, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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