10 most difficult buildings riddlesBuildings quiz
Where is that ancient Roman theatre located?
The Roman Theatre of Orange, France was built in the early 1st century. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman theatres and is currently used as a festival site called Chorégies d'Orange. In 1981, UNESCO declared the theatre as a World Heritage Site.
What kind of stone was used for the construction of the Panthenon's dome in Rome?
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.
Which of the architectural orders was developed last?
The Corinthian order is the last developed of the three principal classical orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. It is the most ornate of the orders. Its style is characterized by slender fluted columns and elaborate capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. The oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, c. 450–420 BC.
Where is the largest known ancient Egyptian obelisk located?
The unfinished obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,090 tons.
What is the tallest man-made structure in France? (not including broadcast antennas)
Tour du Crédit Lyonnais
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.
What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?
it was built on a wooden frame
it was built with no detailed plans
it was built quickly and under budget
it was built top to bottom
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 totalled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.
This is well known Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. But what is Transamerica?
container ship operator
electric utility 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 investment
How many tunnels and bridges are on the road of the Glacier Express in the Swiss Alps?
91 tunnels and 291 bridges
9 tunnels and 152 bridges
15 tunnels and 48 bridges
121 tunnels and 86 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. .
In which Colombian canyon is the sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de las Lajas?
Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian, and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. The present church was built in Gothic Revival style between 1916 and 1949. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar to shale and slate.It rises 100 metres high from the bottom of the canyon and is connected to the opposite side of the canyon by a 50 metres tall bridge.