10 most difficult skyscrapers riddles A list of skyscrapers related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Buildings quiz This is well known Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. But what is Transamerica?Insurance company. Although the tower no longer serves as the Transamerica Corporation headquarters, it is still strongly associated with the company and is depicted in the company's logo. In 1999, Transamerica was acquired by Dutch insurance company Aegon. When the non-insurance operations of Transamerica were later sold to GE Capital, Aegon retained the building as an investmentvery hard 36% airlinesairlines25%insurance companyinsurance company36%container ship operatorcontainer ship operator20%electric utility companyelectric utility company16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4885 answers in 2 languages »companies riddles » What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.very hard 38% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame13%it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans22%it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget38%it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12260 answers in 2 languages »construction riddles » This tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Lisbon. What was it used for?It is a lift. The Santa Justa Lift connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Carmo Square. Since its construction, the Lift has become a tourist attraction in Lisbon. Among the urban lifts in the city, Santa Justa is the only remaining vertical one.very hard 39% it is a watchtowerit is a watchtower17%it is a water towerit is a water tower26%it is a liftit is a lift39%it is an execution towerit is an execution tower16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8422 answers in 2 languages »towers riddles » Which company built Burj Khalifa in Dubai?Samsung (Korea). Samsung C&T Corporation (Construction and Trade), established in 1938, is the origin of Samsung Group. Samsung C&T was the primary contractor of 3 worlds tallest skyscrapers: Burj Khalifa, Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.hard 40% Hochtief (Germany)Hochtief (Germany)18%Vinci (France)Vinci (France)9%CCCC (China)CCCC (China)32%Samsung (Korea)Samsung (Korea)40%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 12236 answers in 2 languages »Middle East riddles » Which city has the largest number of buildings taller than 100m?Hong Kong lost its leadership to Dubai if only high-rise skyscrapers above 300m are counted. But in category "over 100m", its position is safe with over 2300 buildings. It is followed by New York City with less than 800.hard 41% New YorkNew York27%DubaiDubai22%Hong KongHong Kong41%TokioTokio9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15448 answers in 2 languages »geography of China riddles » This is the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Where is it?In New Zealand. The Sky Tower in Auckland (pictured) is 328 meters or 1,076 ft tall. It has become an iconic structure in Auckland's skyline.hard 43% in Brazilin Brazil12%in South Africain South Africa21%in Indonesiain Indonesia22%in New Zealandin New Zealand43%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9724 answers in 2 languages »New Zealand riddles » What is the tallest man-made structure in France? (not including broadcast antennas) Millau Viaduct. Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world. The P2 pier of the Viaduct is 343.0 meters (1,125 ft) tall, 19 meters taller than the Eiffel tower.hard 43% Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower31%Millau ViaductMillau Viaduct43%Tour MontparnasseTour Montparnasse9%Tour du Crédit LyonnaisTour du Crédit Lyonnais16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16429 answers in 2 languages »buildings riddles » Which European city has the largest number of skyscrapers?Moscow. In 2012, seven of the fifteen tallest skyscrapers in Europe were located in Moscow. There are also several high-rise buildings under construction there.hard 45% LondonLondon25%FrankfurtFrankfurt22%MoscowMoscow45%MadridMadrid6%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 33747 answers in 2 languages »cities of Europe riddles » How is this architectural style called?Chicago school. The distinguishing features of the Chicago School are the use of steel-frame buildings with masonry cladding, large plate-glass window areas and limiting the amount of exterior ornamentation. Many Chicago School skyscrapers contain the three parts of a classical column.hard 53% Chicago schoolChicago school53%New YorkerNew Yorker15%neoclassicismneoclassicism13%postmodernismpostmodernism18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16816 answers in 2 languages »architecture riddles » What is the world's second tallest structure? (after Burj Khalifa in Dubai)Tokyo Skytree (pictured) reached its full height of 634.0 meters (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world.hard 53% Petronas Twin TowersPetronas Twin Towers11%CN TowerCN Tower10%Taipei 101Taipei 10124%Tokyo SkytreeTokyo Skytree53%Created by: Saori. Statistics based on 21395 answers in 2 languages »Japan riddles » Play buildings quiz and see all the questions.