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Which tower is the tallest?

CN Tower, Toronto

Willis Tower, Chicago

Stratosphere, Las Vegas

Space Needle, Seattle

Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.

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What building in Rome is known for its large dome with an oculus?

Pantheon

Colosseum

St. Peter's Basilica

Sistine Chapel

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple and since the year 609 a Catholic church.

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What style of architecture does the Chrysler Building represent?

Art Deco

Gothic

Postmodern

Brutalist

The Chrysler Building was the world's tallest building for 11 months after its completion in 1930.

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What type of rock is the Taj Mahal built of?

Marble

Limestone

Sandstone

Granite

The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completed in its entirety in 1653.

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Who designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York?

Frank Lloyd Wright

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Eero Saarinen

Frank Gehry

The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting.

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Which ruler commissioned Saint Basil's Cathedral?

Ivan the Terrible

Peter the Great

Catherine the Great

Vasily the Dark

It was built from 1555 to 1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

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What part of the Florence Cathedral is regarded as an exceptional feat of engineering?

The dome

The bell tower

The main portal

The crypt

When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world.

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Who designed the Gateway Arch monument in St. Louis?

Eero Saarinen

Philip Johnson

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Renzo Piano

The arch was built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States.

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Which is a traditional earth building in China's Fujian province?

Tulou

Hutong

Siheyuan

Pagoda

A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building.

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Who designed the Sidney Opera House?

Jørn Utzon

Le Corbusier

Oscar Niemeyer

Alvar Aalto

Jørn Utzon was a Danish architect.

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How could you describe the architecture of Pompidou Centre in Paris?

Inside out

Upside down

Skewed

Mirrored

Its structural system, mechanical systems, and circulation are exposed on the exterior of the building.

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What Manhattan building is named after its similarity to a domestic appliance?

The Flatiron Building

The Toaster Building

The Refrigerator Building

The Blender Building

It was one of the tallest buildings in the city upon its 1902 completion, at 20 floors high.
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