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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #568

    Match these stones with the descriptions below: slate, marble, granite, travertine, and limestone

    a. Once a limestone, this stone achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth.

    b. A variety of limestone formed in pools by the precipitation of hot mineral-rich spring water. The characteristic holes were created when carbon dioxide bubbles were trapped as the stone was being formed.

    c. A fine-grained, metamorphic stone derived from sedimentary rock shale.

    d. A sedimentary stone, formed from prehistoric skeletons and shells.

    e. An igneous rock, once molten, which formed as it cooled deep within the earth.

    f. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite).


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #567

    Who designed the Great Pyramid at Giza? How was this designer remembered among Egyptians following the pyramid's construction?  

    Answer to Puzzler #567


     

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

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    Translucent stone infill panels are used in the walls of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (1963) at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut.
    Photo: Lauren Manning

     
     
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