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The Space Needle, designed as a symbol of the 1962 World's Fair, is now the most popular tourist destination in Seattle, Washington. The Needle is 605 feet tall, which made it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River when it was built. The Needle can with stand a wind velocity of 200 miles per hour. It has also with stood several earthquakes, including one in 2001 that measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. You'll learn more about how mathematics and architecture are related in Chapters 10 and 11.

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Created with Mathematica. A rectangular array of circles is progressively enlarged and rotated randomly. For more information, and for programs to construct such graphics,

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