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Guess the Architecture for 3/13/2018

Posted March 13, 2018 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week's building? Care to take a guess?

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03/13/2018 2:34 PM

Kind of looks like North Christian Church
Columbus, IN

http://www.indiana.edu/~radiotv/wtiu/columbus/text1964.html

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03/13/2018 4:07 PM

Yeah.. might not be . The sidewalk curves a bit differently. And what about those trees!?

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03/14/2018 6:47 AM

I think it's just a different side of the church, here is one with the trees.

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03/15/2018 9:17 AM

Do I need to explain sarcasm?

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03/15/2018 9:24 AM

Sometimes subtle sarcasm can get lost.

Thumbtack.

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03/15/2018 10:49 AM

Sorry....... used to dealing with the people I work with.

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03/13/2018 8:48 PM

GA. You got here first.

I toured Columbus, Indiana a few years ago. There's a lot of great architecture there. And artworks, too.

A business leader - the owner of Cummins Engines, if I recall correctly - put up a chunk of money to pay the architects' salaries for any public building built in the town. It attracted a lot of famous architects.

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03/14/2018 12:36 PM

Wasn't there a thread about the architecture in Columbus, Indiana, a while back? I remember browsing through some stuff about Columbus sometime in the last year or two. Beautiful buildings.

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03/14/2018 12:45 PM

Saarinen also designed IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. I had the privilege of working there for a few months, and I learned that the architecture of a place can have a sort of subconscious effect on people, or at least on me. No one got a window office -- not even the VP for Research. But every office could see out the floor-to-ceiling windows on the long side of the arc (see picture). I loved that people like Benoit Mandelbrot turned up in the cafeteria now and then.

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03/14/2018 1:12 PM

He designed a lot of stuff. Here is a list.

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03/14/2018 2:45 PM

Oh my goodness! I should have known he designed the Tanglewood shed ... it's a smaller version of the arc design used at IBM. I've spent 19 summers going to Tanglewood and this is the first I knew about the shed's architect. Not in the program. Thanks!

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03/13/2018 3:47 PM

It could be a transmission device to be used to call Decepticons to converge on Earth, again?...

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03/13/2018 4:08 PM

Deceptive

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03/14/2018 12:14 AM

Early entry into contest for Seattle space needle.

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03/14/2018 6:53 AM

The same architect, Eero Saarinen, also designed the St. Louis Arch.

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03/14/2018 11:18 AM

That's not a building. That's a lightning conductor.

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03/14/2018 11:57 AM

That's not a building. That's the world's largest thumbtack.

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