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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —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?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2010, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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