Can You Identify the Cities Where These Skyscrapers Are Located?
If you’re a fan of heights, you may be able to ace this quiz.
Answer: One World Trade Center, New York, New York
This iconic New York City landmark towers over Manhattan at 1,776 feet tall. It opened in October of 2004 and is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. If you want to get the ultimate view of the city, you can ride up in one of the 54 high-speed passenger elevators that will take you to the top.
This unique looking skyscraper isn’t located in America. Do you know where it was built? If you’re fascinated by tall buildings, check out these interesting facts about skyscrapers.
Answer: China Central Television Headquarters, Beijing, China
The CCTV Headquarters isn’t your average rectangular skyscraper. Instead of striving for height, the architects worked to create a 3-D experience. The first tower, Tower 1, serves as an editing area with offices, Tower 2 is where the news broadcasting takes place, and the Overhang is where the administration is housed.
Answer: Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany
From the ground to the tip the Commerzbank Headquarters measures 984 feet. The tower is the world’s first ecological office building. It has natural systems of lighting and ventilation so every office is lit by daylight and has windows that can open to let in fresh air. These eco-friendly advances allow the building to use half of the energy that conventional office towers use.
Can you guess where this funky looking skyscraper was built? Hint: If you can figure out what animal it looks like that might help.
Answer: Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Now that you know this building is called the Elephant Tower can you see how it actually looks like an elephant? The building even has tusks! The building serves as a representation of how important elephants and elephant symbols are in the Thai culture. Unsurprisingly, it is the world’s largest elephant building measuring 335 feet high and 560 feet long.
If you’ve seen Annie you should know where this building is located. You’ll also catch a glimpse of interesting buildings in the most visited cities around the world.
Answer: Chrysler Building, New York, New York
Towering 1,046 feet above Manhattan, the Chrysler Building is one of New York’s shiniest landmarks. When it was first built it won the title of the tallest building in the world, but 11 short months later it lost that title to the Empire State Building. However, it is still the seventh tallest building in New York City.