Friday Fun: Can You Name These City Skylines?
The Washington Post offers a pop quiz that presents 16 images of skyline silhouettes from around the world and asks you, the intrepid urbanist, to guess which city they represent.
To introduce the quiz, Ana Swanson writes: "Some city skylines are immediately recognizable by their iconic buildings, whether new or old. Paris has the iconic Eiffel Tower. London has the Gherkin, a pickled-shaped building that towers over the city’s traditional architecture. And Beijing is home to the CCTV headquarters, affectionately known as 'the big underpants.'"
For an extra challenge, take the quiz without reading the prompts, which drop some pretty unmistakable hints—beyond, of course, the silhouettes of the world's most famous buildings.