The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #496
How well do you know the Chicago-area architecture? Please name these buildings:
A. A nine-sided, domed steel structure, this place of worship is clad in white quartz-embedded precast concrete, and is located just north of Chicago.
B. Now called the Willis Tower, this very tall downtown Chicago building was originally called what?
C. What gothic-revival building was the winner of a famous 1922 competition?
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Architecture Puzzler #495
You're at a construction site and about to climb the builder's extension ladder to the parapet 20 feet (6.1 meters) above. You notice the base of the ladder is about 5 feet (1.5 meters) from the wall. Do you leave it there or do you ask the builder to move it out from the wall another 18 inches (46 centimeters) or so?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Chicago's Lake Point Tower, designed by Schipporeit & Heinrich based on a conceptual design by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Photo: David Owen/ Artifice Images