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Buildings by Silhouette

Name these nine famous buildings and towers based on their silhouettes.
May by Kryostat, Донор, CC BY-SA 3.0
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: October 15, 2016
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First submittedOctober 7, 2016
Times taken42,876
Average score55.6%
Rating4.42
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Buildings
Burj Khalifa
Canton Tower
Chrysler Building
Buildings
CN Tower
Eiffel Tower
Empire State Building
Buildings
Petronas Towers
Taipei 101
Willis Tower
61 Comments
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Level 76
Oct 7, 2016
Good job, well done!
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2016
Thanks! :)
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2021
Only enjoys it because Sears was on there :)

I hate the cheating CN tower!

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Level 65
Oct 7, 2016
Wow.
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Finally featured! Very great quiz, surprised nearly anybody gets the Canton Tower.
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2016
I might've heard about it, but for the purpose of this quiz I didn't even know it existed. The other one I missed, 2nd in line, is just very unfamiliar. One of them I got right by guessing wildly, so I knew 6 total.
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Level 70
Oct 15, 2016
The Canton Tower, despite obscure, is actually one of the tallest towers in the world.
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Level 77
Oct 17, 2016
And it's in Guangzhou, which is the largest city/urban area in the world, yet I hadn't heard of it until taking these quizzes.
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Level 86
Nov 2, 2016
Guangzhou = Canton, one of the most famous chinese cities... Anyway, I didn't know that tower. Didn't remember the number for Taipei's either.
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2017
It was the only one I had left but saw that it began with a B or C. Assuming that it was in China, I figured that it might be named after one of the cities/regions there.
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2017
gandalf has a point for once. In fact, every other building on this quiz was at one time either the biggest building or structure in the world by some measure. Canton Tower never was.
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Level 56
May 11, 2024
It was the tallest tower (not building) in the world between 2010 and 2012. Burj khalifa is by definition a building instead of a tower.
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2019
@arp I had the opposite, I knew there was a big tower named something 101. Tried dubai 101 and simply 101 haha and I think actually first petronas 101 (then erased 101). I didnt get it unfortunately, and did ct for cn tower, and also didnt get canton tower
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2017
That's the only one I didn't immediately recognize. Because I wasn't aware it was a thing.
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Level 62
Mar 19, 2021
I got it and was suprised so few people got it, it's kinda obscure but it is super tall and one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou.
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Level 78
Apr 16, 2021
I recognized the shape and have definitely seen picture of it, I just didn't know the name
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Level 81
Apr 28, 2023
I didn't.

I was getting it mixed up with the Aspire Tower in Doha, and was never able to budge my brain off of that.

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Level 77
Oct 15, 2016
Cool!
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2016
I love works of art that look like a quiz :)
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Level 67
Oct 16, 2016
Such a cool idea! Thanks :)
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2016
Great quiz! I liked it very much
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2016
Doh, put in Taipei 1. :-/
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2017
Great quiz. I would ask you to add the Mecca clock tower but it might be too wide.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2017
Looks like everyone's doing this :)
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2017
There is no more room for adding buildings, sadly. If I make a sequel to this quiz, I will add the Mecca Clock Tower though.
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Level 67
Jan 26, 2017
Thanks.
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2017
While you're taking suggestions:

The Shard

Oriental Pearl Tower

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Level 73
Jan 26, 2017
Isn't the Chrysler building taller than the Eiffel Tower
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Level 86
Jan 26, 2017
No, the Eiffel tower is 5 meters taller. On the other hand, the shape of the Eiffel tower is slightly wrong on this picture, the part above the second floor should be higher, and thus the base should appear smaller at the scale of this silhouette. Maybe this is rather what you see when looking at the tower from the ground?
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2017
Nicely presented little quiz, enjoyable even though I only got 6. PS my favourite is the Chrysler Building, it has more 'class' then the others.
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Level 39
Jan 26, 2017
i got 100% with 30 seconds remaining
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2017
Very nice quiz. Thank you.
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2017
Great!
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2017
Good quiz. Isn't the Willis Tower taller than the CN Tower? And I think the chrysler building's top should be more serrated
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Level 44
Jan 27, 2017
I just looked it up, and discovered that the CN Tower is 50 feet taller than the Willis Tower. They are very close in height
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Level 41
Jan 26, 2017
How did I forget the Chrysler Tower?!
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Level 63
Apr 7, 2017
The Chrysler Building looks way less spectacular when you can't see the pointy parts on top. The shape looks like it could just be any building.
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Level 56
Mar 2, 2017
Thanks for accepting Sears Tower! I can never remember the new name. (Well, I mean the name they've been using for eight years.)
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Level 43
Sep 23, 2017
would've loved to see TransAmerica in SF, very unique outline.
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Level 51
Dec 22, 2017
Taipei 101 will always be my favourite
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Level 44
Nov 23, 2019
Absolutely FANTASTIC quiz, that is such a cool idea for a quiz, please make more!!!!!!!!
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2019
Much appreciated, I'll do what I can :)
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2019
Omg I just finished this quiz and started to read the comments and I look up for a second (to see if the previous program ended, I heard the narrating voice had changed), and what do I see... burj khalifa !! (And to be honest, before this quiz I knew the name but not what it looked like) I recognized the silhouet in that split second. Wow... what are the odds....
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Level 23
May 7, 2020
Canton Tower is (maybe) same what Shanghai Tower?
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Level 70
May 7, 2020
I can assure you the Canton tower is different and in the city of Guangzhou (Canton). The Shanghai Tower is impressive though and taller than Canton.
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2021
I thought chrysler was spelled chrsytler... oops
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Level 76
Apr 15, 2021
amazing quiz! would love it if the answers showed up in the same order as the buildings do, so i can easily tell which ones i missed (hovering over doesn’t really work on mobile)
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Level 70
Apr 15, 2021
Thanks for the feedback, I feel more comfortable with SVG-maps now and I will try and think of alternate ways to display the name (perhaps underneath the building would be suffice).
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Level 93
Apr 15, 2021
I would suggest accepting "khalifa" for "Burj Khalifa" since "burj" means "tower" in Arabic, and typing tower is not required for accepting any of the other towers.
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Level 47
Apr 15, 2021
100% 1:22 left. a Great quiz.
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Level 26
Apr 15, 2021
Got them all first try :D Great quiz!
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2021
Great quiz, thanks
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Level 67
Apr 15, 2021
Missed Canton. Hadn't noticed answers were alphabeticalised or might have guessed it. Would definitely have been a guess though as never heard of it.

Good quiz

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Level 68
Apr 16, 2021
After I got all the other ones easily, I was left with the Canton tower staring at me like a giant middle finger for the remaining minutes. What a rude building!
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2021
Thank you for accepting Sears Tower!!! It will NEVER be called Willis in my house! Ha Ha! How do you spell Willis? W-I-L-L-I-S

How do you pronouce Willis? "Sears"

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Level 70
Apr 17, 2021
I just had to accept Sears Tower, I mean that's the name I grew up with :)
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2021
It'll always be Sears Tower in my mind.
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2022
Sad Willis Towers Watson employee noises
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Level 52
Jun 27, 2021
Got 5 points but guessed 8 out of 9. Doesn't make sense. Otherwise a very nice quiz
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Level 59
Aug 13, 2021
7% get canton tower? Unbelievable.
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Level 81
Apr 28, 2023
Another person here that got everything except Canton Tower.

I was getting it mixed up with the Aspire Tower in Doha, and was never able to budge my brain off of that. 😕