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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?


 

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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Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel.
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