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Tall Building Cities - United States

Try to name the American cities with a building at least 700 feet in height.
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Last updated: April 6, 2021
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First submittedNovember 7, 2011
Times taken50,966
Average score69.6%
Rating4.42
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Building
City
1,776
One World Trade Center
New York City
1,451
Willis Tower
Chicago
1,121
Comcast Technology Center
Philadelphia
1,099
Wilshire Grand Center
Los Angeles
1,070
Salesforce Tower
San Francisco
1,023
Bank of America Plaza
Atlanta
1,002
JPMorgan Chase Tower
Houston
947
Key Tower
Cleveland
933
Columbia Center
Seattle
921
Bank of America Plaza
Dallas
900
99 Hudson Street
Jersey City
871
Bank of America
Corporate Center
Charlotte
Feet
Building
City
868
Panorama Tower
Miami
844
Devon Energy Tower
Oklahoma City
841
U.S. Steel Tower
Pittsburgh
830
Salesforce Tower
Indianapolis
792
IDS Tower
Minneapolis
790
John Hancock Tower
Boston
745
RSA Battle House Tower
Mobile
735
The Drew
Las Vegas
727
Renaissance Center
Detroit
718
Ocean Resort Casino
Atlantic City
714
Republic Plaza
Denver
38 Comments
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Level 21
Jul 20, 2013
100% with 7 seconds left. Nice quiz!
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Level 60
Jul 6, 2015
Miami Beach should also be accepted for Fountainbleau
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Level 28
Jul 28, 2015
One way to make it harder would be to go by rooftop. Chase Tower in Indianapolis is really only 700 ft tall, likewise Freedom Tower is the same height as the old World Trade Center. Slapping a big spire on a building really shouldn't count especially since a TV tower isn't considered a building.

Another way to make it harder is take the tallest buildings regardless of what city they're in and highlight the answer to the yellow box.

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Level 82
Feb 23, 2016
it always seemed silly to me that spires and statuary count but radio antennas and flag poles do not. By this standard the Sears Tower always got short changed versus many other spire-y buildings like the Petronas Towers. Though there are other ways to measure, such as the height of the highest inhabitable floor of the building.
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2016
I have to admit it bothered me too when the Petronas Towers "surpassed" the Sears Tower thanks to hundreds of feet of decorative spire.
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Level 89
Jul 17, 2018
It's become almost standard design now just for the prestige of false height. It's like men saying they're 6'1" because they're wearing hiking boots when they're really under 6', just braggadocio. Some, like the Conde Nast in NYC look thoroughly ridiculous on a silhouette chart ahead of other buildings.
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Level 82
May 28, 2021
I sometimes say I'm 6'5" even though I'm really more like 6'6" or 6'7" to feel less like a freak and mitigate the reaction that is likely to come after. I think depending on how much sleep I get and how much I'm slouching I could be 6'5"
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Level 61
May 28, 2021
go chicago
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Level 71
May 28, 2021
I'm 6'3." Can I say I'm 7' if I wear a top hat? What about my kid who is only 45"? Can he ride a ride with a 48" height requirement if he puts on the right hat?
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2018
Well technically the definition of a building or Skyscraper is that at least half of the buildings height is habitable so.........
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2022
That's a terrible definition for skyscrapers. They have got to change that.
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Level 51
Feb 5, 2016
Try my quiz http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/83438/cities-with-the-most-high-rise-buildings
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Level 77
Nov 8, 2016
Should be with yellow highlited boxes. Got 19/23 without even looking at clues by just typing in large US cities.
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2017
Seconded!
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Level 75
Mar 18, 2017
Yep. I would have gotten six on a yellowbox quiz. Only missed Mobile on this one.
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Level 59
May 28, 2021
I don't think so. The name of the quiz is "Tall Building Cities", not "where are those tall buildings located".

In fact, listing the tallest building of each city is some sort of help for those who know where they are located. It would make more sense not to list any specific buildings at all if you want to make it (a little) more difficult.

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Level 29
Mar 18, 2017
Chase Tower in Indianapolis is now Salesforce Tower ... I think.
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Level 56
Apr 18, 2018
Los Angeles is the Wilshere Grand Center, Miami is the Panorama Center
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Level 77
Sep 9, 2018
I'm not complaining, because at least my hometown is on the list, but there are two different Salesforce Towers and ours isn't even the tallest... :(
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2018
Fontainebleau Resort is now called The Drew Las Vegas.
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Level ∞
Sep 9, 2018
Updated
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Level 36
Sep 9, 2018
I can't believe I actually got mobile even though I live in South Carolina but i missed Detroit.
+1
Level 79
Sep 9, 2018
Revel Casino is now called the Ocean Resort Casino.
+2
Level ∞
Sep 9, 2018
Updated
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Level 36
Sep 13, 2018
Detroit will need to be updated soon. An 800+ foot building is under construction downtown.
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Level 66
May 28, 2021
The tower isn't expected to be finished until ~2023, and it's not supposed to reach anything over 700 feet.
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Level 73
May 28, 2021
Why on earth do I ALWAYS forgot on every single quiz that bloddy city of Philadelphia ??!?!
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Level 59
May 28, 2021
I tend to forget about Phoenix - wich is funny, since the company I work for is named "Phoenix"
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Level 66
May 28, 2021
Yellow box needed, otherwise its largely a name a big US city quiz?
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Level 58
May 28, 2021
In most quizzes, "Oklahoma" is accepted for Oklahoma City; when it didn't accept it, I didn't bother to type the whole name. Maybe change?
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Level 70
May 29, 2021
Try OKC
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Level 66
May 28, 2021
Got all except Mobile, Jersey, and Atlantic. I've been to two of them too!
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Level 70
May 29, 2021
It'll always be the Sears Tower to me.
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2021
It is still a crime to me that the spires on 1wtc, Wilshire Grand and a few others count.
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Level 65
Jun 1, 2021
Hancock Tower in Boston is now officially known as 200 Clarendon St. Hancock insurance moved out.
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Level 41
Sep 27, 2022
Today I Learned: The John Hancock Tower and The John Hancock Building are two separate things, in two separate states.
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Level 53
Mar 9, 2023
mobile!!
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Level 78
Jan 9, 2024
The Battle House Tower belongs in a tower defense game