London's Tall Buildings

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Buildings Quizzes & Trivia

To mark the spire going on to the Heron Tower, this week's quiz is themed around tall buildings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these buildings has not, at some time, served as London's tallest structure?
    • A. 

      Tower of London

    • B. 

      The Monument

    • C. 

      Southwark Cathedral

    • D. 

      The Clock Tower (commonly called Big Ben)

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not the name of one of the three 123 m residential towers at the Barbican complex?
    • A. 

      Cromwell Tower

    • B. 

      Fairfax Tower

    • C. 

      Lauderdale Tower

    • D. 

      Shakespeare Tower

  • 3. 
    Which tall building remained an official secret until 'confirmed' in the House of Commons in 1993?
    • A. 

      Euston Tower

    • B. 

      BT Tower

    • C. 

      Natwest Tower

    • D. 

      Millbank Tower

  • 4. 
    Watkins' Tower, an attempt to build a structure to rival the Eiffel Tower in London, reached only 47 metres (see pic) before funds ran out. What is now built on the site of this stillborn landmark?
    • A. 

      Twickenham

    • B. 

      Tate Modern

    • C. 

      Broadgate Tower

    • D. 

      Wembley Stadium

  • 5. 
    The name of which bank, whose global headquarters are located within, is emblazoned on the top of Norman Foster's 8 Canada Square, the joint-third tallest building in London?
    • A. 

      Barclays

    • B. 

      HSBC

    • C. 

      Bank of England

    • D. 

      Royal Bank of Scotland

  • 6. 
    How many passenger capsules does the London Eye normally carry?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      42

  • 7. 
    Which of these towers was not designed by Colonel Richard Seifert?
    • A. 

      Centrepoint

    • B. 

      King's Reach Tower, Southbank

    • C. 

      Tower 42

    • D. 

      Guy's Hospital

  • 8. 
    Which of the following has not been widely used as a nickname for a proposed London tower?
    • A. 

      Mad Hatter

    • B. 

      Cheesegrater

    • C. 

      Can of Ham

    • D. 

      Helter Skelter

  • 9. 
    On which street would you find New London Architecture, the museum/gallery of the built environment that includes a huge model of London?
    • A. 

      Goodge Street

    • B. 

      Rathbone Street

    • C. 

      Store Street

    • D. 

      Newman Street

  • 10. 
    The Gherkin stands on the site of which historic building, severely damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992?
    • A. 

      St Mungo-the-Elder's church

    • B. 

      The Baltic Exchange

    • C. 

      Bedlam Hospital

    • D. 

      Dick Whittington's House

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