—The Architecture Puzzler
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Architecture Puzzler #570
Which architect, famous for churches, wrote some 300 years ago: "The peoples of London may despise some eyesore until it is demolished, whereupon by magick the replacement is deemed inferior to the former edifice, now eulogized in high and glowing reference."
Was it Lord Burlington, Sir Christopher Wren, Inigo Jones, or Charles Bulfinch? Which was his most famous church?
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The main spans of the longest suspension bridges tend to be how many times longer than the main spans of the longest steel arch bridges?
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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Probably not Pier Luigi Nervi, who designed Saint Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, at San Francisco, California, 1971.
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