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Which is a stronger/stabler structure: A pyramid or a monolithic dome?

Asked by vitro (369points) March 26th, 2012

In terms of longevity and general resistance to extreme weather, which structure is stronger/stabler? Doesn’t matter on what material is used, but as an example, let say both structures are built from granite.

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ragingloli's avatar

The dome. Sharp edges and corners are the first thing to erode.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Dome, it won’t blow away in a wind.

blueiiznh's avatar

Monolithic dome is strong, hands down.

It is the most disaster resistant building that can be built at a reasonable price without going underground or into a mountain.

josie's avatar

The Egyptian pyramids are about 4500 years old. How old is the oldest monolithic Dome?

RocketGuy's avatar

As the pyramids erode, they will start looking like domes…

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