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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #556

    The ratio of span to thickness in a thin-shell concrete dome is so high that these concrete shells have often been compared to eggshells. How similar are the actual ratios for concrete shells and eggshells?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #555

    Between 1505 and 1605, the replacement for the Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was built. During that 100-year period, nearly every notable Roman architect was involved. Which two famous architects were most influential?  

    Answer to Puzzler #555


     

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

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2012, Dave Guadagni.

    AW


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    Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel.
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