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Cities by Skyline Silhouette - Map Quiz

Guess the city whose skyline is depicted in the highlighted silhouette.
Some are not to scale / have emphasised features. Don't complain.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: November 12, 2019
First submittedNovember 12, 2019
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Barcelona
Dubai
Johannesburg
Kuala Lumpur
New York City
Paris
Seattle
Shanghai
Sydney
Toronto
This City is:
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level 65
Nov 12, 2019
"Brilliant," as you Brits might say
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level 64
Nov 12, 2019
Cheers!
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level 43
Nov 12, 2019
Greta quiz, thank you
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level 52
Nov 13, 2019
Owowo dear, I loved it. Looking forward for it's second part
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level 60
Dec 20, 2019
Oh god, this is an amazing quiz! Deserves to be featured for sure!
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level 36
Dec 28, 2019
Nominated
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level 56
Jan 1, 2020
Is there something particularly iconic about the Johannesburg skyline that makes it recognizable? In all the other ones there were specific landmarks/buildings that helped with identification, but I don't know anything about the Johannesburg skyline.
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level 72
Jan 6, 2020
Maybe it's in for the challenge and inclusion (of Africa). I just left it down to two I wasn't quite sure of and 50% chance was enough for obtaining the perfect score.
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level 77
Jan 8, 2020
Other cities stop at one tall tower with a bulbous knob somewhere near the top. Cape Town decided they needed three. Similar approach as South Africa took to its national capitals.
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level 44
Jan 3, 2020
Every single quiz of yours is brilliant stewart. They all get featured!
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level 73
Jan 6, 2020
lol that is not remotely what the seattle skyline looks like
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level 73
Jan 6, 2020
(the space needle is the 8th tallest building in the city)
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level 64
Jan 6, 2020
See the caveat
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level 78
Jan 7, 2020
That caveat will not stop complains. Why not showing the actual skylines? I was not even sure of New York ^^.
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level 64
Jan 7, 2020
Because most skylines are very disjointed and too far apart. You'd end up with a handful of buildings per country making this quiz much less entertaining.
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level 78
Jan 8, 2020
I don't understand what you mean. The question is: how did you make (or get) the pictures for this quiz? Are they all "not to scale" or just some of them?
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level 64
Jan 8, 2020
Well some of them I found cartoonistic emphasisations online and traced around them in Inkscape to make them silhouettes. But because they were cartoonistic, they're not "accurate" or "to scale". The others I found a picture of a skyline and traced that instead. I would say at least half have emphasised features, I can't remember which though.
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level 78
Jan 8, 2020
Ok, so part of them are the actual skylines. I'm not sure for Seattle, but I guess the original complain was exagerated (the Space Needle is quite easy to recognize anyway). Toronto seems rather correct, and Manhattan is not far off either (in fact, what disturbed me is that the Empire State looks like having a dome at that size, but then I looked closely and you can see the real shape of the building). So don't get me wrong, it's fun, though ten is too few... maybe you can extend the quiz to twenty (instead of making a second one, I mean).
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level 64
Jan 8, 2020
I chose 10 due to SVG limitations and that I felt any more made the skylines too small to see clearly enough.
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level 82
Jan 6, 2020
Map Quiz? I don't see a map? A picture quiz, I'd say.
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level 64
Jan 6, 2020
"Map Quiz" is a quiz format, originally intended for maps. It is the one where you click the answers highlighted in blue, rather than typing them. Being level 82, I would've thought you'd know that already?
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level 78
Jan 7, 2020
Can't you remove "Map quiz" from the title?
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level 78
Jan 8, 2020
And it was a serious question. I'm not sure wether the tag is added automatically when you use that format or not (and if it can be removed or not).
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level 64
Jan 8, 2020
The tag in the title is not, but the actual "tag" is added automatically due to the format used. But QM normally includes "Map Quiz" in all features quizzes of this format (for example see my Monopoly "Map Quiz" features). I think I'll leave the choice up to QM due to this.
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level 67
Jan 6, 2020
Nice. Hope Hong Kong and Chicago can be added in a part 2 or something.
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level 72
Jan 7, 2020
London, Las Vegas, and San Francisco came to mind, too!
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level 26
Jan 7, 2020
One of the best quiz on JetPunk. Good work. Loved it!!! Wanna a second part ASAP.
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level 77
Jan 8, 2020
Barcelona looks like Disney Land.
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level 77
Jan 8, 2020
There's a magic castle, a rocket ship, some Arabian palaces, and an enormous duck crossbred with Alfred Hitchcock, among other oddities.
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level 76
Jan 12, 2020
Oh, my goodness, you are so right. LOL.
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level 62
Jan 16, 2020
That was something different. Really enjoyed it.