Thursday, November 21, 2013

Math Question

Recently I met a friend for drinks at a 12th floor restaurant overlooking Washington, D.C. Of course, one wall was all windows. The view was gorgeous (although I never fully adjusted to the Washington Monument surrounded by scaffolding, no matter how they lit it).

This wall of windows was not just a straight line. The windows were sort of a zig zag set. Two windows, set at about a 30 degree angle, then two more windows in the same way. I was left wondering, does this set up make for a better view? Or is it just that it fits the architecture of the rest of the building? (I never saw that side of the building from outside.) Anyone know enough about architecture and/or math to figure this one out?

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