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« on: June 02, 2009, 03:26:04 PM »
I shall start us off with a very familiar one to those in the USA.

The Gateway Arch in the city of Saint Louis was controversial due to its similarity with to another structure which was proposed but never built. What was this structure and what country had planned to build it?

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 03:00:55 PM »
Here is a hint: it was not a democratic country that had plans to build a similar arch.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 11:52:15 AM »
The rounded Italian arch, Italy being the country it was proposed to be built in?

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 11:55:43 AM »
Was it nazi Germany?
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 02:09:37 PM »
Cancerian Tiger is correct. It is now her turn.

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 12:20:17 AM »
This building in North America stands at 1,450 feet, is 110 stories high and is the third tallest building in the world.  What is the name of the building?

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 12:21:43 AM »
Sears Tower.. although I don't think is the third tallest anymore..
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 12:24:06 AM »
Nick22 got it before I did; it IS the Sears Tower... soon to be renamed the Willis Tower (although it will always be the Sears Tower in the hearts and minds of the people, and Sears sounds a lot better than "Willis"!) The building is the Second Tallest structure to Pinnacle height, but not by roof height.

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 12:25:41 AM »
For thousands of years the Great Pyramid was the tallest structure on earth. What finally surpassed it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009, 12:27:36 AM »
The Lincoln Cathedral.

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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2009, 01:28:57 AM »
nope, thats not it..
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2009, 01:32:06 AM »
I was looking for the Eiffel tower in Paris but since yours in technically coorrect.. you may go..
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2009, 01:33:13 AM »
What church building in Italy is Catholic, but modeled off of the Orthodox styles, and is the largest church in its city?

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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2009, 01:42:22 PM »
Here is a hint: It is in Northern Italy, and was originally built as an extension to the leader of the city's chapel, before it was rebuilt into what it is now.

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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 11:58:00 PM »
St. Mark's Basilica was the answer. Yes, this is my final attempt at saving this thread...

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2009, 08:20:06 AM »
What held the title of world's tallest man-made structure until it collapsed just 17 years after it was completed?

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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2009, 10:19:09 PM »
Did it go down to a natural disaster?

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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 10:44:54 PM »
No. I'm not exactly sure, but I think the severe lack of maintenance was a significant factor to causing it's collapse.

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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 11:11:25 PM »
Was it a Cathedral?