The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #468
What would you expect to be different in the construction of a beam designed to withstand a positive moment compared to a beam designed to resist a negative moment?
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Architecture Puzzler #467
Which, if any, of these statements is true about the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy:
A. It is Europe's oldest closed-spandrel segmental-arch bridge made wholly of stone.
B. It originally housed butcher shops, but now is lined with small art and jewelry shops.
C. Across the top of the bridge, a private corridor was constructed connecting the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
Answer to Puzzler #467
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Workers guide a steel beam at a high-rise construction site.
Photo: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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