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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #552

    Although "caryatid" sounds like a species of shellfish, it is a special form of column used to support the corners of some ancient buildings, such as the Erechtheum. How would you describe these columns? By the way, where is the Erechtheum?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #551

    In the metric system, the values of live and dead loads on floors, and wind loads on walls, are expressed in what units?  

    Answer to Puzzler #551


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

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    These Corinthian column capitals at the U.S. Capitol, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, are modeled after tobacco leaves.
    Photo: Architect of the Capitol

     
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