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Tallest Buildings


  1. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is in which city?
  2. What surpassed the Washington Monument in 1889 to become the tallest human-made structure in the world?
  3. As of 2023, what's the name of the tallest building in the United Kingdom?
  4. The Egyptian Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for thousands of years until which English cathedral was built in 1311?

  5. Which 102-story building was the tallest skyscraper in the world from 1931 to 1970?
  6. Officially the tallest in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Towers are in which Asian city?
  7. In which city is Willis Tower? When opened in 1973, it became the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years.
  8. In which city did the Beetham Tower in 2006 become the tallest building in the UK outside of London?
  9. The world's tallest building, from 2004 to 2010, was located on which island?
  10. On 3 August 2013, which Chinese building became China's tallest and the world's second-tallest?
  11. Which early American skyscraper in Manhattan was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930?
  12. Once the tallest building in the UK, Canada Square is a skyscraper located in which business district of London?
  13. Germany's tallest building is the Commerzbank Tower in which city?
  14. Name the UK seaside tower completed 10 years after its Blackpool equivalent to become the tallest building in Britain?
  15. Q1 Tower, the world's tallest residential building from 2005 to 2011, is located in which country?
  16. Which Art Deco skyscraper in New York City was the world's tallest building for 11 months after its completion in 1930?


  1. Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates)
  2. The Eiffel Tower
  3. The Shard
  4. Lincoln Cathedral
  5. The Empire State Building
  6. Kuala Lumpur
  7. Chicago
  8. Manchester
  9. Taiwan (it's called Taipei 101)
  10. Shanghai Tower
  11. The Woolworth Building
  12. Canary Wharf
  13. Frankfurt
  14. New Brighton Tower, Wallasey (neglected during WWI, it was dismantled in 1919)
  15. Australia (Q1 Tower is the tallest building in Australia)
  16. Chrysler Building