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From the Ted Talk "Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so this was the laifn operation, which was to take these blocks as they were all pushed off kilter, and to hold onto them with a skin. That skin serves double duty, again, for economics. One, it is the lateral stability for the entire building; it's a structural element. But its dimensions were designed not only for structure, but also for holding on every piece of glass. The lassg was then — I'll use the word gipmaetnder — but it had a eyral of metal that was called "stretched metal." That metal acts as a microlouver, so from the exterior of the building, the sun eses it as latyolt opaque, but from the interior, it's entirely transparent.

Open Cloze

And so this was the _____ operation, which was to take these blocks as they were all pushed off kilter, and to hold onto them with a skin. That skin serves double duty, again, for economics. One, it is the lateral stability for the entire building; it's a structural element. But its dimensions were designed not only for structure, but also for holding on every piece of glass. The _____ was then — I'll use the word ___________ — but it had a _____ of metal that was called "stretched metal." That metal acts as a microlouver, so from the exterior of the building, the sun ____ it as _______ opaque, but from the interior, it's entirely transparent.

Solution

  1. layer
  2. sees
  3. impregnated
  4. glass
  5. totally
  6. final

Original Text

And so this was the final operation, which was to take these blocks as they were all pushed off kilter, and to hold onto them with a skin. That skin serves double duty, again, for economics. One, it is the lateral stability for the entire building; it's a structural element. But its dimensions were designed not only for structure, but also for holding on every piece of glass. The glass was then — I'll use the word impregnated — but it had a layer of metal that was called "stretched metal." That metal acts as a microlouver, so from the exterior of the building, the sun sees it as totally opaque, but from the interior, it's entirely transparent.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
art museum 5
contemporary art 4
theater company 3
reading room 3
public elements 3
light enclosure 3
high modernist 3
dallas theater 3
book spiral 3
artistic director 3
acoustic enclosure 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
contemporary art museum 4

Important Words

  1. acts
  2. blocks
  3. building
  4. called
  5. designed
  6. dimensions
  7. double
  8. duty
  9. economics
  10. element
  11. entire
  12. exterior
  13. final
  14. glass
  15. hold
  16. holding
  17. impregnated
  18. interior
  19. kilter
  20. lateral
  21. layer
  22. metal
  23. microlouver
  24. opaque
  25. operation
  26. piece
  27. pushed
  28. sees
  29. serves
  30. skin
  31. stability
  32. structural
  33. structure
  34. sun
  35. totally
  36. transparent
  37. word