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World's Tallest Structures

written by: jenn454
 
It is not easy to clearly define the World's Tallest Structure. There are more than 30 different classifications, based on the material of the structure, uses of the structures, structures with or without antennas, structures built in water, etc. This is a quiz on general facts about some of these structures and their classification.

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The Petronius Platform is a deep-water oil platform located in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2,001 feet (610 meters), it is one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world. Which oil company operates it?
Chevron-Texaco
Shell Oil
BP
ExxonMobil


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The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), used for mating the Space Shuttle Orbiter with the Solid Rocket Boosters and External Fuel Tank, is one of the tallest industrial buildings in the world. At which Space Center is it located?
Stennis
Kennedy
Johnson
Michoud


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The Taipei 101, which stands at 1,607 ft (490 m) and has 101 stories above ground, can be found in three of the four categories for the world’s tallest structures, as outlined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In which country is the Taipei 101 located?
Japan
China
Taiwan
Indonesia


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This cathedral, 530 ft (161.53 m ) tall, is located in Germany, and is among the tallest churches in the world. Work on this church began in 1377 and was not completed until 1890.
St Olav Tallinn
Cologne Cathedral
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Münster Cathedral


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The Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is a huge memorial cross rising above the city of Madrid at nearly 500 ft (152 m). It was built to honor the victims of which war?
Spanish Civil War
World War II
World War I
Spanish-American War


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This bridge, located in southern France was officially opened in December 2004. Its highest pier stands at 1,118 ft (340 m).
Golden Gat Bridge
Millau Viaduct
Tower Bridge
Palace Bridge


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Constructed around 2560 BC, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the tallest tomb in the world. It is believed to have been built as a tomb for which Egyptian pharaoh?



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At a height of 2,120 ft (646 m) the Warsaw Radio Mast located in Poland was the tallest structure ever built on land, but collapsed due to an error while exchanging guy wires on the tallest mast. In what year did this take place?
1989
2001
1999
1991


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