Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About Skyscrapers and Towers In The World
Skyscrapers are tall, continuously habitable buildings with multiple floors. There is no universally accepted definition of skyscrapers, but modern sources define them as 100 meters or 150 meters high.
In the 1880s, when these types of buildings were constructed, the term was used to refer to buildings between 10 and 20 stories. There are skyscrapers that contain offices, hotels, residences, and shops.
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What was Gherkin in London officially named?
It’s the Gherkin, aka 30 St. Mary Axe, in London, England! The building was officially named 30 St. Mary Axe, but its more popular nickname is "The Gherkin" because it is believed to resemble that particular food. There's a bar on the 40th floor - a panoramic view of London is available to workers and their guests.
The Willis Tower is located in which US city?
Formerly known as the Sears Tower, it towers over Chicago at 442.1 metres. When construction finished, it overtook the World Trade Center as the world’s tallest building, a record it held for 24 years until the Petronas Towers were completed in 1998. Over one million people a year visit the observation deck of the Willis Tower.
Where is Europe’s tallest building?
The Lakhta Center is situated in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. It measures 462 metres and is the highest building in Russia. The construction began in 2012 and was completed in 2018. It is also the world’s most northernmost skyscraper.
Umeda Sky Building in Osaka has the world’s highest what?
It has the world’s highest Glass escalator. The complex was initially conceived as a series of four skyscrapers connected at the top. Designed by renowned architect Hiroshi Hara, the two skyscrapers comprising the Umeda Sky Building were completed in 1993.
The Burj Khalifa appeared in which popular movie franchise?
The Dubai landmark – the world’s tallest building since 2009 at 829.8 metres high – has a key role in the 2011 movie Ghost Protocol, the fourth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. A stomach-churning scene in the movie that sees Tom Cruise appears to be free climbing the giant structure. It remains the world’s highest skyscraper in 2020.
Where would you find the Makkah Royal Clock Tower?
It is located in Mecca as part of the Abraj Al Bait complex of government-owned skyscraper hotels, located a few metres from the Great Mosque of Mecca. The tower has the world’s largest clock face and was the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world in 2020. It contains a clock museum over the top four floors. It is also the most expensive building in the world, constructed at a cost of $15 billion.
Which of the below mentioned places has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world?
In December 2019, Hong Kong had 355 buildings over 150 metres tall. This was almost double that of mainland Chinese city Shenzhen, with 287, and slightly ahead of New York, with 284 points. It is one of the densest populated areas on earth, with an estimated population of 7.4 million in a small area of 426 square miles. Little wonder perhaps Hong Kong has chosen to use the space wisely by building into the sky.
What is the location of Latin America's tallest skyscraper, which is part of Torres Obispado or Bishop's Towers?
Torres Obispado, Spanish for Bishop’s Towers, is a skyscraper complex in Monterrey, Mexico, consisting of a 305.3m mixed-use supertall skyscraper called T.Op Torre 1. 156m residential skyscraper called T.Op Torre 2. Upon completion, T.Op Torre 1 became the tallest skyscraper in Latin America.
This building can be seen in which city?
This is Magnolias Waterfront Residences ICONSIAM luxury Bangkok condominium. It is located on Charoen Nakhon Road on Thonburi's side of the Chao Phraya River. Magnolias Waterfront Residences is one of the most sought-after locations in Bangkok. It is a 70-floor building with 379 units, including 1,2, 3, and 4-bedroom apartments. Each residence offers spectacular views of the city and river. The city views showcase the increasingly impressive skyline of Bangkok, while the river views reveal the culture and heritage of generations of river life in the city.
This tower, is shaped like a fish tail. Where can you find it?
Grand Lisboa hotel is located in Macau, China. The property belongs to Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau and was designed by Hong Kong architects Ng Chun Man and Dennis Lau. While the hotel was opened later in December 2008, its casino and restaurants were opened on 11 February 2007. There are 800 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines at the casino. A total of 430 hotel rooms and suites are available at the hotel. The Grand Lisboa is Macau's tallest building and its most distinctive landmark.
Identify this tower?
It’s the Q1 Tower, aka Queensland Number One, in Queensland, Australia! Standing tall at 1,058 ft this skyscraper in Surfers Paradise. The Q1 officially opened in November 2005. From 2005 to 2011, the Gold Coast residential tower was the tallest building in the world. According to the World Tower Height Register of 2021, it is the eleventh tallest residential tower on earth.
What do we find in Marina Bay Sands's horizontal section?
One of Singapore's first integrated resorts, Marina Bay Sands, was selected in the competition to compete with Resorts World Sentosa, which incorporates a Universal Studios Theme Park (Universal Studios Singapore). The two large resorts are designed to meet Singapore's economic and tourism objectives for the next decade and will have exclusive casino licenses for the first ten years of their operation.
The Sky Bridge of the Lotte World Tower is 541 meters above street level. Which country is it in?
Sky Bridge Tour was opened on 24 July 2020. The Seoul Sky Observatory is connected to the second and third structures of the Lotte World Tower by a bridge. The bridge provides visitors with amazing views. With 123 stories and a height of 555 meters, Lotte World Tower has Korea’s tallest observation deck (at 500 meters), Seoul Sky. Lotte World Tower also houses Signiel Seoul, Korea’s newest luxury landmark hotel.
Can you tell the name of this building in Beihai, China?
The Beijing-based design firm MAD completed the first phase of their latest major project in December 2016. Beihai, China's coastal city, is famous for its ridiculously undulating, rollercoaster-like facade, which is what made Fake Hills so popular. The 492,000 sq m complex is situated along an 800 m-long narrow oceanfront site inspired by rising and falling topography. A ground scraper and a high rise were combined to balance out the opposite yet common architectural typologies.
Taipei's tallest skyscraper, once the world's tallest, has how many floors?
Taipei 101, formerly Taipei Financial Center, office building in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China). Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners, a local architectural firm, the skyscraper has 101 stories and reaches a height, including the spire, of 1,667 feet (508 metres). The Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010, when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa. Currently, it is ranked 10th.
In which city would you find Africa’s tallest building?
The Leonardo holds the honour of being the highest building on the continent of Africa. Work began on it in November 2015 before being completed in April 2019. Measuring 234 metres, it has overtaken its city neighbour the Carlton Centre which is 223 metres topped out.
Besides Shanghai World Financial Centre, what is the nickname of this building?
The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is a super tall skyscraper in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area. An observation deck, offices, hotels, and shopping malls are on the ground floor of the mixed-use skyscraper.
Why did Frenchman Philippe Petit achieve fame in 1974?
Petit and his team illegally put on an astonishing high-wire act between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. He walked between the buildings on 7 August 1974, spending 45 minutes performing his act 410 metres above the ground. He only got off the wire when it started to rain. Cleared by the local authorities, he was only required to perform a free aerial show for children as an act of penance.
What is the city in which the Petronas Twin Towers are located?
Once the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers stand as a memorial. The Petronas Twin Towers are strategically located in the KL city centre. Its architecture is Islamic-inspired and the buildings primarily house the corporate headquarters of the Petronas Company and other offices.
Al Hamra Tower is located in which Middle Eastern country?
Kuwait’s tallest building, this award-winning skyscraper reaches a height of 412 meters. One of the tower’s main features is that it anchors a commercial complex alongside offices, a spa, and a mall.
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Steel frameworks that support curtain walls are a common feature of skyscrapers. Instead of resting on the load-bearing wall of a conventional building, these curtain walls either rest on the framework below or are suspended from the framework above.
Skyscrapers built in the early 1900s often had steel frames that allowed taller walls to be constructed in steel than in reinforced concrete.
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