The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #481
True or false?
A. When the Islamic Cultural Center by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was built in 1992, it was New York's first mosque.
B. The design is based on geometric patterns of squares and has no figurative representations.
C. The building is oriented 28 degrees off of the city grid for religious reasons.
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The Great Mosque of Damascus in Damascus, Syria, dating to the early 700s.
Photo: Courtesy Library of Congress
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