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Skyscrapers

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  1. The skyscraper at 30 St Mary Axe in London gets this colloquial name from its resemblance to a vegetable.

    Gherkin

  2. This city, considered with Chicago and New York as the big 3 cities of skyscrapers, has more buildings higher than 500 feet (150 m) than any other city.

    Hong Kong

  3. The distinctive feature of this two tower behemoth is the double decker skybridge that connects the the 41st and 42nd floors.

    Petronas Towers

  4. Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, was renamed this in 2010 in honor of the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi.

    Burj Khalifa

  5. The Centro Financiero Confinanzas, dubbed Tower of David, is an incomplete building in this city that gained fame from its being occupied by squatters.

    Caracas, Venezuela

  6. Spanish genius Santiago Calatrava designed the tallest building in Scandinavia located in Malmö, Sweden which has this name for its twisty shape.

    Turning Torso

  7. The Bahrain World Trade Center, sure to please environmentalists, is the world's first wind-powered mega-structure, and is located in this city.

    Manama (capital of Bahrain)

  8. Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon was the architectural firm best known for this 1931 landmark.

    Empire State Building

  9. The tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline is named for this insurance company, which had its headquarters in the pyramid shaped building.

    Transamerica Corporation

  10. This South Korean company, best known for consumer electronics, constructed the Burj Khalifa, Petronas Towers, and Taipei 101, among others. Impressive resume!

    Samsung Engineering & Construction

  11. The Renaissance Center in Detroit, a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers, is the headquarters of this giant.

    General Motors

  12. Antilia, the residence of India's richest man Mukesh Ambani reportedly has a staff of 600 people and is in this city.

    Mumbai

  13. In 2009 the company Willis Group obtained the right to rename this iconic building after itself.

    Sears Tower in Chicago

  14. Originally called the Fuller Building, the skyscraper at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NY got its name from its resemblance to a house-hold object used for pressing.

    Flatiron Building

  15. Asia has outstripped Europe in the list of tallest buildings. This landmark of London currently holds the record for the tallest in the European Union, as of April 2014.

    The Shard

  16. A group of skyscrapers built in Moscow from 1947 to 1953 during the Stalinist-era are collectively called these, evoking a certain group of American women's colleges.

    Seven Sisters

  17. Because their top portions have a gap, both the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh as well as the Shanghai World Financial Center are colloquially called this. Cheers!

    Bottle opener

  18. A Chicago-based organization called CTBUH announces the title of 'The World's Tallest Building.' It stands for Council on Tall Buildings and ___ ___.

    Urban Habitat

  19. The most attractive part of this American masterpiece is its crown made of "Enduro KA-2" metal, a form of stainless steel.

    Chrysler Building

  20. This 105-story pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Pyongyang, North Korea had a stop-start construction routine and has been mocked.

    Ryugyong Hotel

  21. Name of the Bangladeshi-American architect and engineer whose idea of tubular design had an enormous influence on the construction of skyscrapers in the 20th century.

    Fazlur Khan

  22. The skyline of Shanghai is dominated by the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower, all of which are located in this financial district.

    Pudong

  23. The distinctive shape of Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010, is humorously compared to a stack of these objects that lovers of Chinese food would know.

    Take-out boxes

  24. The One World Trade Center, New York has this symbolic height in feet, referring to the birth of the US.

    1776

  25. American architect and the mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright who is called as the "father of skyscrapers." He also inspired the character of Henry Cameroon in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

    Louis Sullivan

  26. At 223 meters, Carlton Centre has been the tallest office building in Africa for 39 years. It is in this city.

    Johannesburg