Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Monday Quiz XXII

Extremely Tall Buildings


1. This was the tallest buiding in the world from 1931 to 1967. What's it called?


2. This was the tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931. What's it called?

3. These two buildings were, by some measures -- this stuff can get pretty arcane -- the first and second tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. What city are they in?

4. This building was, by some measures, the tallest in the world from 2004 to 2007. What city is it located in?

5. The building in the first picture, though still unfinished, is by most measures already the tallest in the world as of this posting. It is in a city that is also home to the extremely tall hotel shown in the second picture. What is that city?

Submit your answers in the comments.

20 comments:

karmasartre said...

1 / Empire State
2 / Chrysler
3 / Kuala Lumpur
4 / Shanghai
5 / Dubai

Karin said...

1. The Chrysler Building
2. The Empire State Building
3. Kuala Lampur
4. Mexico City
5. Dubai

Cartophiliac said...

1. Empre State Bld
2. Chrysler Bldg
3. Bangkok
4. Taipei
5. Dubai

The Calico Cat said...

1. Chrysler
2. Empire State
3. Kuala Lumpur
4. Dunno
5. Dubai

d said...

1 empire state
2 chrysler
3 some asian city bangkok?
4 mexico city?
5 dubai

Elizabeth said...

1. Empire State Building.
2. Sears Tower?
3. Kuala Lumpur (sp?) - Petroinus towers or something like that?
4. That looks like Mexico City.
5. Dubai. Is that a city or a state? But that's my answer.

DrSchnell said...

1. Empire State Building
2. Chrysler Building
3. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur (sp?)
4. Jakarta??
5. Any building that weird has to be in Dubai

mrs.5000 said...

1 The Empire State Building
2 The Chrysler Building
3 Kuala Lampur
4 No idea. Shanghai.
5 Oh, I like the sailboat hotel. Oh, it's probably Southeast Asia, but they're doing a lot in Dubai these days, so I'll say Dubai. Except what's the city? Dubai City? Just chalk it up to Display Your Ignorance Monday.

Nichim said...

1. The Empire State Building
2. The Chrysler Building
3. These are so rad but I'm not sure where they are, gotta be southeast asia: Kuala Lumpur?
4. Wow I never even saw this one before, but it looks Chinese. Shanghai?
5. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

fingerstothebone said...

Oooh, I'm late to the game.

1. The Empire State building
2. The Chrysler building
3. Kuala Lumpur
4. Taipei
5. Dubai

CPM said...

1. The Empire State Building
2. The Chrysler Building
3. Kuala Lumpur
4. Singapore? (not sure here)
5. Dubai

Rebel said...

1 Empire State Building
2 Chrysler Building
3 Petronass Towers (sp?) in... Kuala Lumpor?
4 no idea - Jakarta?
5 Dubai?

Rebel said...

I saw most of these in a PBS special about the biggest office buildings in the world. There was a surprise ending though - the Pentagon is the *largest* office building even though it's not that tall.

Wait... that might have been Inspector Gadget. In anycase it was really cool.

jennyj said...

i know the answer to 4 only, but i am still going to post because not only do i know that #4 is in Taipei, but i have been in that there building during the time that it was the tallest in the world. (though sadly, i did not go to the top.)

Dan said...

1. Empire State Building
2. Chrysler Building
3. Kuala Lampur
4. Jakarta
5. Sao Paolo

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Chance said...

empire state
chrysler
kuala lumpur
taipei
dubai

Michael5000 said...

...and another Monday Quiz stumbles to its completion. Here's the answers:

1. The Empire State building
2. The Chrysler building
3. Kuala Lumpur
4. Taipei
5. Dubai

Michael5000 said...

and here's the damage:

Exclamation Points to two perfect entries today.

Fingerstothebone, scoring her second MQ bling in three weeks, breaks the logjam at tenth place in the all-time standings and moves up into a new snarl, a five-way tie for sixth.

MQ perenial Chance bags his sixth Exclamation Point; that moves him into undisputed second place on the leaderboard.

Well done. You should both feel extremely tall. Metaphorically speaking. As should all who gave it a shot.

G said...

1. Empire State building
2. Chrysler Building
3. ? No idea. Canada somewhere?
4. Again, no clue, but it sure is pretty and green!
5. Dubai!! I've been there!!

G said...

...Isn't Kuala Lumpur in Canada? In Queensland, right?



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