This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.

publication date: Friday, January 1, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Architecture

clue: In addition to his flights of fancy, this architect designed (but never saw) the world's largest man-made non-parabola.

explanation: Saarinen designed the Washington Dulles International Airport and TWA Flight Center ("flights of fancy"), as well as the Gateway Arch, which is built in the form of a weighted catenary arch (not a parabolic arch, as is commonly thought). He died before construction began on the Arch. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Scott Hardie


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