Pillar 5

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Pillar 5 during the daytime

Pillar 5 contains a non-alphanumeric cipher using 'squircle' shapes (Unsolved), an alphabetic cipher (Unsolved), and a series of numbers around the bottom which probably form part of a cipher (Unsolved)..

Pillar 5 is 2432mm tall and is the second tallest of the eight pillars.

Squircle cipher

The grid of squircles
Numbering scheme based on Cartesian quadrant numbering

The squircle grid is 10 rows by 26 columns. I have transcribed each depending on the direction the corner points in line with Cartesian quadrant naming (see graphic to the right).

The transcription of the squircle grid is:

14441144144414134324224143

13121142233212222111311123

34334422412123231413111423

32432113434332114214424432

41412411141414314314334412

21343424122111312144443221

21414444343123423143341422

42212232132431333222233143

11111414133114312324241124

21441222313431443213443432

Stuart K writes "Squircles was one of the few of the labyrinth codes that was developed with a bit of encryption strategy".

Alphabetic Cipher

The lines have various offsets and spacing, with the overall pattern resembling a helix or a sine wave (see the image gallery for details).

The transcription is:

UWGHTLIYCOEYDY

RFKVOACMHPUCEAL

BANYUJHEESHABPS

NAYIDQGILTIVKTE

FAESOKTMZQDMRGH

HYLHNICNLBNWWXX

KGAPYHIIQHSKETZ

RRENUCMTVUINLZR

ICYRFFGTKDNBQSH

NLXZWKMVCICTCDD

ZAOWRSUNVMDOIXG

ZCCFCUEAKAKFSMP

YRHUUTMCYSSMPFG

TUCIESREQXAICHL

LYVBKNNZVBPKNQA

EXQSHOSGVZDHDFM

HYPHCUDQTMWVNEK

NGACBGTSACXEHRE

DUUHNQVDATWTIEK

ZRFHTOFRUPTKHNP

XYNFBBHWPVSSKIN

NOHYWLJQZKWRSQO

UIEEQKYEMPRQEDM

IVSVAPNGKDVPQME

XGCIOAVXVIGTPIQ

ORDQRJEKWFPVWZP

ECYNYRCGWWIFCYX

GVLGPLBSJGMIJCX

RHYEOHHWTXOAGYS

FSDOZGZJGNPTRUA

ESTRPYFTJVZQHOP

EQLOQRGPHPKEDEI

IQHCZYWPJZKAZQA

KSKMIPLDRGCWCAD

GZCDBB

Base

A string of numbers run in a circular pattern around the base of each pillar (see notes on the base code). On this pillar, it reads:

11 12 9 12 11 13 15 17 28 30 17 18 11 11 10 12 13 14 19 24 12 13 11 12 7 93 8 11 14 17