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Math Photo: A Dodecagon of Octagons


I’d never looked closely at the Parachute Jump in Coney Island, but recently noticed the octagons at each vertex of the dodecagon 250 feet up in the sky.  It really is a beautiful structure, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not it deserves to be called “the Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn”.

Math Photo: Hotel Hexagons

Hexagonal Hotel Art

I like the multiple takes on hexagons here, both in size and orientation.  Not bad for random hotel wall art!  This was in Cambridge, though, so maybe that explains it.

Math Photo: Rectangular Disarray

Rectangular Disarray

A new favorite building, on the West side.  The strategic use and placement of non-congruent rectangles produces a pleasing result.


Math Photo: Tetradecagon


Playgrounds offer a seemingly endless supply of interesting mathematical apparatuses.  I was rewarded on this particular day, seeing a regular tetradecagon for the first time ever.

Math Photo: Stealth Cone


This cone sits in front of the engine of the SR 71 Blackbird, a retired long-range reconnaissance aircraft.  Apparently this “spike” retracts into the plane at high speeds, to favorably alter the plane’s aerodynamic properties.