The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #498
If you were providing a covered area about 60 feet wide, 120 feet long, and 37 feet tall (18 by 37 by 11 meters), you would be accommodating which of the following? A basketball court, a covered tennis court, two covered volleyball courts, and/or an indoor soccer field.
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Architecture Puzzler #497
During the late 1800s, the dumping of Chicago's industrial waste into the Chicago River caused significant downstream pollution of Lake Michigan, the source of Chicago's drinking water. In response to a series of epidemics linked to polluted drinking water, the City of Chicago did which of the following?
A. Built an underground tunnel to take the Chicago River water several miles out into Lake Michigan.
B. Reversed the flow of the Chicago river and directed it towards St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
C. Redirected the river through a series of linked constructed marshes and open water-treatment areas to Lake Michigan several miles south of the city.
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Eero Saarinen's cavernous Ingalls Rink, nicknamed the "Yale Whale."
Photo: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates