Answers to the sample trivia questions:

Ex 1: I am the World’s Tallest Completed Building.

Burj Khalifa

Where am I?

Dubai, UAE, Middle East

How many stories am I?

163 floors

What kind of spaces do I have?

Offices, hotel, observation deck, apartments

Who designed me?

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

 

Ex 2: We are skyscrapers with more than 120 stories.

What are our names?

Burj Khalifa, Makkah Clock Tower, Shanghai Tower, Lotte World Tower, Goldin Finance 117, future Jeddah Tower, if completed

Where are we located?

UAE and Saudi Arabia, Middle East; China and South Korea, East Asia

 

Ex 3: I am the city with the most Supertalls of any city in the world. What city am I?

New York City with 7 supertall skyscrapers

 

Ex 4: We are supertalls in New York City.

Empire State Building (1931), Twin Towers (1971/1973), One World Trade Center (2014), 432 Park Ave (2015), 30 Hudson Yards (2019), One Vanderbilt (2021), 111 West 57th Street (2021), Central Park Tower (2021)

Who is the tallest?

Central Park Tower and One World Trade Center

Which roof is the highest?

Central Park Tower at 472 meters

What parts do we measure to set my height?

Where in the World?

In this reimagined game of skyscraper trivia using our SUPERTALL! 2020 lineup, children and families can explore supertall buildings and skyscraper cities around the world!

Click here for an interactive chart of supertall skyscrapers!

How to play:

Although you can play the Supertall Challenge alone, it’s fun to gather a team and test your knowledge and search skills competing against other players. You can partner with friends and family virtually too! Have one player devise trivia tests based on our SUPERTALL! 2020 exhibition. Be creative! They can choose specific supertall buildings or skyscraper cities. Some sample questions include:

Ex 1: I am the world’s tallest completed building.
Where am I?
How many stories am I?
What kind of spaces do I have?
Who designed me?

Ex 2: We are skyscrapers with more than 120 stories.
What are our names?
Where are we located?

Ex 3: I am the city with the most Supertalls of any city in the world.
What city am I?

Ex 4: We are supertalls in New York City.
Who is the tallest?
Which roof is the highest?
What parts do we measure to set my height?
When was I completed?

Ex 5: I was built before 2000.
Who can I be?
Where was I built?

Other players will browse through our Supertall website to learn about various supertall buildings and skyscraper cities around the world to answer the trivia questions.

The Museum’s menu of Past Programs features videos authors’ talks, lectures, and symposia that explore tall buildings and cities – especially New York – from multiple perspectives. This page compiles past programs into curated series.

Great Streets and Public Spaces

Sustainability & Skyscrapers

New York’s Great Buildings

Jane Jacobs Birthday Week

Sweeping Surveys

Historic Preservation

Rediscovering New York

New York Icons

Skyscraper Seminars

Engineers!

Favorites

Skyscraper Syllabus

Here, we’ve put together educational activities perfect for learning and teaching about skyscrapers and cities while at home!
Here, we’ve put together educational activities perfect for learning and teaching about skyscrapers and cities while at home!
Here, we’ve put together educational activities perfect for learning and teaching about skyscrapers and cities while at home!
Here, we’ve put together educational activities perfect for learning and teaching about skyscrapers and cities while at home!
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