Buildings and Architecture: 10 questions

  1. In which German city would you find the tallest Gothic building in the world?
  2. Which European capital city is served by Atocha railway station?
  3. What was London’s O2 Arena originally known as?
  1. Which architect, much more famous for another iconic 19th century building, designed the framework which supports the Statue of Liberty?
  2. In terms of floor area, which US governmental building is the largest in the world?
  3. Which architect links the Gherkin in London, the HSBC Building in Hong Kong, and the Millau Viaduct in southern France?
  4. In which English city would you find the Spinnaker tower?
  5. The Golden Pavilion, Himeji Castle, and the rock garden at Ryoan Temple are World Heritage Sites in which country?
  6. Which biblical construction is said to be the origin of all the different languages of the world?
  7. Which New York building was the tallest in the world for just 11 months before the Empire State Building was completed in 1931?

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  1. In which German city would you find the tallest Gothic building in the world?
    A: Cologne
  1. Which European capital city is served by Atocha railway station?
    A: Madrid
  1. What was London’s O2 Arena originally known as?
    A: The Millennium Dome
  1. Which architect, much more famous for another iconic 19th century building, designed the framework which supports the Statue of Liberty?
    A: Gustav Eiffel
  1. In terms of floor area, which US governmental building is the largest in the world?
    A: The Pentagon
  1. Which architect links the Gherkin in London, the HSBC Building in Hong Kong, and the Millau Viaduct in southern France?
    A: Norman Foster
  1. In which English city would you find the Spinnaker tower?
    A: Portsmouth
  1. The Golden Pavilion, Himeji Castle, and the rock garden at Ryoan Temple are World Heritage Sites in which country?
    A: Japan
  1. Which biblical construction is said to be the origin of all the different languages of the world?
    A: Tower of Babel
  2. Which New York building was the tallest in the world for just 11 months before the Empire State Building was completed in 1931?
    A: Chrysler Building

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