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Click Timeline: Famous Buildings

Can you link each of these famous buildings and structures to their date of opening?
Date of opening, not the start of construction
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Quiz by Elboy
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Last updated: August 17, 2022
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First submittedAugust 15, 2022
Times taken37,556
Average score54.5%
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Buildings
Big Ben
Burj Khalifa
Eiffel Tower
Empire State Building
Forbidden City
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Petronas Towers
St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow)
Sydney Opera House
Taj Mahal
White House
This Buildings is:
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Level 70
Aug 26, 2022
Want more challenge? Don't forget to try the U.S. Buildings Edition!
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Level 70
Aug 28, 2022
Note: Big Ben stands here for the Clock Tower building, not only the Bell Tower, like it is commolny the part taken for the whole.
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Level 69
Aug 15, 2022
Excellent idea as always !
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Level 70
Aug 15, 2022
Thank you Phytox!
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Level 84
Aug 15, 2022
Super cool idea and execution! These timelines really put things in perspective. The leaning tower is older than I thought. Where did you get those images? They're great. :)
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Level 70
Aug 15, 2022
Thanks dug! Personally, it is the Taj Mahal that I imagined to be older :)

The small images are made by me, based on free "flat icons" models found on The Noun Project.

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Level 64
Jan 20, 2023
Even if you don't know that the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughals, you can still figure it out by its architecture; it doesn't look remotely like anything built in India before the Mughals arrived. Islamic styles of architecture had been introduced by the Delhi Sultanate, but native Indian styles continued to prevail until the arrival of the Mughals. The Mughals only conquered India in the mid-16th century, so by its very design, you can figure out that the Taj Mahal cannot have been much older than it actually is.
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Level 70
Jan 21, 2023
Thank you for sharing this insightful comment! It is indeed a clever way to deduce the approximate date of building of the Taj Mahal.
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Level 84
Aug 15, 2022
Another great entry in the series. Good level of challenge and love the little images! Had to retake it as I just had to complete the full set :)
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Level 70
Aug 17, 2022
The little images make an extra "collect them all" challenge.

Thanks for your comment :)

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Level 57
Aug 15, 2022
Another great quiz in the series!
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2022
The execution of these quizzes is so stunning!
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Level 77
Aug 18, 2022
Holy cow...never knew St. Basil's was so old.
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2022
Amazing, as always. I love these quizzes! I look forward to Part II of all these, timeline of inventions, timeline of fashion… it’s such a great format you’ve come up with!
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Level 70
Aug 19, 2022
I also have many ideas for this format and I am sure this one won't be the last in the series :)
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2022
These are great to test your knowledge in a different way than most quizzes go about it. More please!
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Level 78
Aug 19, 2022
Great idea!!! And love the images. Just wondering though, why the Leaning Tower of Pisa ends up falling down once the quiz is submitted. :-)
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2022
The picture temporarily disappears when it is telling you the answer for that time point.
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Level 81
Aug 19, 2022
Just to be pedantic, please note that "Big Ben" is not a building, it is a bell inside the clock tower.
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2022
Great quiz . I only got 6 . mixed up burj with hagia sophia was wondering why it was not appearing in early dates and wasted many seconds . Doh .
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2022
Great quiz thanks. Perhaps just correct “This Buildings is …” which should read “This building is …”.
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Level 76
Aug 27, 2022
Great quiz! Maybe include the correct years in the answer stats?
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Level 73
Aug 28, 2022
Yet another quiz where I was aided by Civ knowledge
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2022
That was fun, thanks. I think it'd be improved by going in reverse-chronological order, but that's just my .02.
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2022
Great idea - loved the graphics when you get a correct answer. Minor point, Big Ben is actually the name of the bell and not the tower (building) it is housed in allthough they have become synonomous. It was originally called the (the Palace of Westminster) Clock Tower but rechristened the Elizabeth Tower in 2012. Might want to call it Big Ben Clock Tower to prevent other pedantic fools like me commenting.
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Level 58
Aug 28, 2022
You're right. Big Ben is not even the official name of the bell, which is "Great Bell".
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Level 70
Aug 28, 2022
You are right: I will add a sticky comment about Big Ben to prevent other "pedantic" yet polite comments like yours or FatDad's ;)
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Level 57
Aug 28, 2022
Amazing quiz, as always! Loved the little buildings when you guessed it! Also, when I read Petronas Tower, I immediately thought of Harry Potter yelling Expecto Patronum lol
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Level 70
Aug 28, 2022
Expect-Towers-Petronas! I love the play-on-words ;)
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Level 75
Aug 28, 2022
I checked the wikipedia page and noticed that you're correct about the official opening of the Petronas Twin Towers. This confused me though, since I was there in early 1998 and the towers were definitely open. (My first time in KL, a 12-story tower just fell over the day I arrived. I think all Malaysians of a certain age remember that one.)
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Level 77
Aug 28, 2022
I was just going to comment on the earlier presence of the Petronas Towers, as I was also in KL in Jan./Feb. 1998. I do not recall the mishap of that other tower though. Must have happened after my visit.
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2022
A little word to clarify the dates: the structure of the Petronas Twin Towers was completed in 1996, and although they were occupied and visitable in since 1998, I decided to follow the date of the declared official opening as you found it on wikipedia.
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2022
Ooh. I like this quiz. Even if I didn't get them all right! Timelines. Little building images. And the right balance of challenging but doable. Had no idea about the Sydney Opera House (although I did somehow get it right by process of elimination!). The opening decade of the Sydney Opera House is what I learned about today. All I knew was that it had been around all my life. I love days when I learn something new. ;)
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2022
Love how the little silhouettes show up when you click the answer.
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Level 54
Aug 30, 2022
I just redid the quiz several times in order to see all images, they are great.
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2022
Please make more in this format! I love it!