10 most difficult skyscrapers riddles A list of ten (out of 17) skyscrapers related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Skyscrapers 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 5194 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 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 13009 answers in 2 languages »construction 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 12769 answers in 3 languages »Middle East 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 8982 answers in 2 languages »towers 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%DubaiDubai21%Hong KongHong Kong41%TokioTokio9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 16416 answers in 2 languages »geography of China 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 Tower30%Millau ViaductMillau Viaduct43%Tour MontparnasseTour Montparnasse9%Tour du Crédit LyonnaisTour du Crédit Lyonnais16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17620 answers in 2 languages »buildings 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 43% 1 year and 35 days1 year and 35 days43%2 years and 6 months2 years and 6 months25%4 years4 years17%27 years27 years13%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 2718 answers in 3 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 44% in Brazilin Brazil12%in South Africain South Africa21%in Indonesiain Indonesia21%in New Zealandin New Zealand44%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10317 answers in 2 languages »New Zealand 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 35355 answers in 4 languages »cities of Europe riddles » Which European city has the most skyscrapers?In Moscow. In 2012, seven out of the fifteen highest skyscrapers in Europe were in Moscow. Another few high-rise buildings are under construction.hard 45% in Londonin London25%in Frankfurtin Frankfurt22%in Moscowin Moscow45%in Madridin Madrid6%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 35350 answers in 4 languages »technical riddles » Play skyscrapers quiz and see all the questions.