Top 10 buildings facts Selected as the most interesting among buildings related questions in Buildings quiz When is the Eiffel Tower the highest?In summer. The tower stands 320 meters (1,050 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Because of thermal expansion, the height varies by 15 cm (5.9 in) due to temperature.Created by: Steve Lambertytowers facts » What kind of building is that?Solar power plant. In The PS10 Solar Power Plant, 624 movable mirrors concentrate the sun's rays to the top of a 115 meter (377 ft) high, tower where a steam turbine is located. The plant is located near Seville, Spain.Created by: globalquiz.orgelectricity facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgskyscrapers facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgconstruction facts » Which skyscraper was the longest holder of the "World’s Tallest Building" title?Empire State Building held the title for 42 years since 1931. It was surpassed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. An early-1970s proposal to dismantle the spire and replace it with an additional 11 floors, which would have made it once again the world's tallest at the time, was considered but ultimately rejected.Created by: globalquiz.orgNew York facts » How many stars does this hotel have, according to popular descriptions? 7. As no traditional organization or formal body awards or recognizes any rating over five-star deluxe, such claims are meaningless and predominantly used for advertising purposes. The Burj Al Arab hotel says the label originates from journalists and that they neither encourage its use nor do they use it in their advertising.Created by: globalquiz.orgArabia facts » 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 investmentCreated by: globalquiz.orgcompanies facts » 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.Created by: SaoriJapan facts » What kind of stone was used for the construction of the Panthenon's dome in Rome?Pumice. The porous light stone was used in the concrete of the dome to reduce its weight. Scientists estimated that, if normal weight concrete had been used throughout, the stresses in the arch would have been some 80% greater. The same technique was for the ceilings of the Colosseum.Created by: globalquiz.orgAncient buildings facts » What is the longest and deepest tunnel in the world?Gotthard-Basistunnel (Switzerland-Italy). Tunnel da basa dal Son Gottard) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland. With a route length of 57.09 km (35.5 mi),it is the world's longest and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat, low-level route through the Alps. Created by: TschukaSwitzerland facts » Play buildings quiz and see all the questions.