The Architecture Puzzler
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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?
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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?
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Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel.
Photo: Howard Davis/ Artifice Images