10 most difficult buildings riddles A list of ten (out of 29) buildings related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Buildings quiz What country has got the most permanent research stations in Antarctica?Argentina mantains the most permanent polar stations - 6|Chile - 5|Russia - 5|Poland - 1very hard 26% ArgentinaArgentina26%ChileChile13%PolandPoland15%RussiaRussia45%Created by: lukasz Poland. Statistics based on 892 answers in 3 languages »Chile riddles » How many tunnels and bridges are on the road of the Glacier Express in the Swiss Alps?91 tunnels and 291 bridges. The Glacier Express is an express train connecting railway stations of the two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. The train has the status as "the slowest express train in the world", covering 291 km or 181 mi, 91 tunnels, and over 291 bridges. .very hard 32% 91 tunnels and 291 bridges91 tunnels and 291 bridges32%9 tunnels and 152 bridges9 tunnels and 152 bridges12%15 tunnels and 48 bridges15 tunnels and 48 bridges27%121 tunnels and 86 bridges121 tunnels and 86 bridges27%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 496 answers in 3 languages »Switzerland riddles » 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.very hard 33% marblemarble21%sandstonesandstone29%granitegranite16%pumicepumice33%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 3634 answers in 4 languages »Ancient buildings riddles » 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 5120 answers in 2 languages »skyscrapers 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 39% 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 budget39%it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom24%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12853 answers in 2 languages »construction riddles » How many steps are there to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower?1710 steps. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Climbing from ground level to the last level is 1710 steps,very hard 39% 1520 steps1520 steps7%1710 steps1710 steps39%1843 steps1843 steps38%1921steps1921steps14%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 925 answers in 2 languages »Paris 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.hard 40% it is a watchtowerit is a watchtower16%it is a water towerit is a water tower26%it is a liftit is a lift40%it is an execution towerit is an execution tower16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8856 answers in 2 languages »towers riddles » Which New York districts connects the Verrazano-Narrows bridge?Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. The bridge is named for the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who in 1524 became the first documented European explorer to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River.hard 41% Staten Island and BronxStaten Island and Bronx10%Staten Island and BrooklynStaten Island and Brooklyn41%Manhattan and BronxManhattan and Bronx21%Manhattan and BrooklynManhattan and Brooklyn26%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 152 answers in 2 languages »New York riddles » How long were the construction works of the Empire State Building?1 year and 35 days. The construction lasted only one year and 35 days. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, the building has a roof height of 380 m, and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 443.2 m tall. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname for New York. As of 2017 the Empire State Building is the fifth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States and the 28th-tallest in the world. hard 42% 1 year and 35 days1 year and 35 days42%2 years and 6 months2 years and 6 months25%4 years4 years18%27 years27 years13%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2507 answers in 2 languages »the United States 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. 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