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Guess the Architecture is a place for engineers to test their knowledge of world architecture. Each week the CR4 team will post a different piece of architecture from around the world. We're looking for guesses at where it might be, or some information regarding the structure in the comments below.

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Guess the Architecture! for 1/17/2017

Posted January 17, 2017 3:30 PM

Do any of you recognize this old building? If not, can you guess what its purpose might be?

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01/17/2017 4:35 PM

Tomb of Theodoric....

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01/18/2017 1:20 AM

Aw c'mon, make these harder! They're too easy!

Here, how's about:

"What is the name of the bell tower next to The Leaning Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta ("La Cattedrale Pendente di Santa Maria Assunta") in Tuscany and why does it remind one of a popular contemporary dish invented in Naples in 1889, often enjoyed with beer?"

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01/18/2017 5:52 AM

Ah my good fellow, you mean the belle Pork Scratchings.

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01/18/2017 11:55 AM

Indeed! They're all the latest rage!

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01/18/2017 9:02 AM

I always thought that beer could be enjoyed all by itself.

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01/18/2017 11:57 AM

Indeed it can, but sometimes it gets lonely.

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01/18/2017 2:00 PM

Much much better with food, if you choose wisely. You do not want beer with ice cream or cake, but definitely with a fire grilled steak.

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01/18/2017 9:17 AM

La torre pendente di Pisa è il campanile si fa riferimento a ...La pizza è una focaccia lievitata generalmente conditi con sugo di pomodoro e formaggio e cotto in un forno. È comunemente sormontato da una selezione di carni, verdure e condimenti. Il termine è stato registrato nel 10 ° secolo, in un manoscritto latino da Gaeta in Italia centrale. La pizza moderna è stata inventata a Napoli, Italia, e il piatto e le sue varianti sono da allora è diventato popolare e comune in molte aree del mondo....

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01/18/2017 3:21 PM

Roma potrebbe essere caduto, ma hanno lasciato dietro alcune dannatamente buoni cuochi.

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01/18/2017 9:20 AM

Piazza dei Miracoli. If you are leaning to pizza, the why is it triangular when Piazza means square? Piazza dei Miracoli: Square of Miracles.

Two pints please miss and a miracle to go. Thank you.

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01/18/2017 11:42 AM

Pi r two, but that doesn't seem to stop anyone from baking them round.

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01/19/2017 12:55 AM

It looks like a very nice pi. But what flavour

Sorry about the "U" in flavour, but in Oz. thatś the way it is. Not some country too lazy to Use it.. ;-)

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01/19/2017 4:54 PM

That would be mixed berry pi, I prefer mine to be apple pi. Cornbread are square, pie are round.

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01/18/2017 9:00 AM

How about this old building and what it's purpose might be ?

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01/23/2017 2:35 PM

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel.

Formerly the Ahwahnee Hotel.

Yes I cheated, but, as no one else was playing.

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01/23/2017 11:06 AM

Solar Eagle was right this week; this week's building was the Mausoleum of Theodoric, a tomb built circa 520 AD. The Ravenna City Guide, which provides information on the area in which this structure is located, describes the building as “an impressive sarcophagus more than 15 meters high and featuring two superimposed orders.” However, the guide also notes that “the most interesting part of the mausoleum is the single-piece dome,” which features a visible crack that likely spawned an interesting legend about Theodoric himself:

“The legend says that the great Gothic king Theodoric was [prophesied to die] because of a lightning strike. To overcome this adversity, the king ordered the construction of a place where he could seek refuge [on] every rainy day, a place protected and indestructible, [and] covered by a dome so powerful that it would never be tarnished. But the prophecy… came true anyway: [on] a rainy night… lightning fell from the sky and tore the big dome, spearing to death Theodoric who had taken refuge inside.”

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01/23/2017 11:23 AM

Interesting bathtub, or is that the actual sarcophagus?

Too bad Theodoric did not have the dome made of metal, and sublimely grounded.

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