The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #557
How tall is the Empire State Building? In what year did King Kong climb to its top?
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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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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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The Empire State Building, as seen from from Queens, New York.
Photo: Yang Shen/ Artifice Images
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