Architecture General Knowledge #3

Can you answer these random questions about architecture?
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What temple in Athens is dedicated to goddess Athena?
Parthenon
In what architecture style was the above built?
Classical
What was world's tallest building between 1931–1970?
Empire State Building
What landmark is depicted by this emoji: ?
Tokyo Tower
What is world's largest temple?
Angkor Wat
What monument became the smallest U.S. national park in 2018?
Gateway Arch
What city's lighthouse used to be one of the Ancient Wonders of the World?
Alexandria
Who was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize?
Zaha Hadid
In what religion is "torii" a gateway of a shrine, with two uprights and two crosspieces?
Shinto
It has been claimed that Latvia's capital, Riga, has the largest collection of buildings
built in what architectural style?
Art Nouveau
What spiritual leader used to reside in the Potala Palace?
Dalai Lama
What is the name for a bridge built to convey water to cities in the Roman Empire?
Aqueduct
What vegetable do the domes of Moscow's St. Basil's Basilica and
Agra's Taj Mahal resemble, architecturally?
Onion
What is the tallest tower in Toronto?
CN Tower
What architect famously said that "less is more"?
Ludwig Mies van
der Rohe
What school of architecture was founded by the German architect Walter Gropius?
Bauhaus
What religious complex is located in Beijing?
Temple of Heaven
What architecture style was introduced by the Catholic Church, as a means to combat
the Reformation and the Protestant church?
Baroque
What is the term for an exterior side of a building, usually the front?
Facade
What city's unfinished Tower of David skyscraper was home to 2,500 squatters until 2015?
Caracas
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