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Skyscraper Quiz I

  1. The Empire State Building was built at the start of which decade?
  2. St Mary Axe, a commercial skyscraper in London, is informally known by what name?
  3. Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, is a 108-story skyscraper in which American city?
  4. Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world since 2009, is in which city?




  5. The commercial skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, has been given what nickname because of its distinctive shape?
  6. Of the ten tallest buildings in Australia, six are located in which city?
  7. The Leadenhall Building skyscraper in London is known informally as what kitchen untensil because of its distinctive wedge shape?
  8. How many floors does the skyscraper formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center have?
  9. One World Trade Center measures 1,776 feet to the top of the tower's spire, what is significant about this?
  10. The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai which has a shape resembling what sort of structure?
  11. Beetham Tower also known as the Hilton Tower is a 47-storey skyscraper in which British city?
  12. In which city is the Commerzbank Tower? It is the tallest building in Germany and was the tallest building in Europe until 2003.
  13. Which architect designed The Shard?
  14. Name the famous Art Deco skyscraper in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City?
  15. On a clear day, visitors to the top of Chicago’s tallest skyscraper can see four states at once - can you name any two of them?
  16. Which city has the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world?
  17. What's the name of the triangular 22-story building which has been called "one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City"?
  18. The Petronas Towers, the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, are in which country?
  19. The Leonardo is a 55 floor mixed-use property development in which country?
  20. 10 Holloway Circus is a 400-foot tall mixed-use skyscraper in which British city?
  21. Turning Torso is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in which European country?
  22. One Canada Square is a skyscraper in which business district of London?




Answers:

  1. 1930s
  2. The Gherkin
  3. Chicago
  4. Dubai
  5. The Walkie Talkie
  6. Melbourne
  7. The Cheesegrater
  8. 101 floors (it was renamed Taipei 101)
  9. Intended to symbolize the year 1776, when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed
  10. The sail of a ship
  11. Manchester
  12. Frankfurt
  13. Renzo Piano
  14. The Chrysler Building
  15. Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin or Michigan




  16. Hong Kong
  17. The Flatiron Building
  18. Malaysia
  19. South Africa (tallest building in Africa)
  20. Birmingham
  21. Sweden
  22. Canary Wharf, London