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.”
Here are 16 skylines from around the world. Can you recognize their home city? A right answer will get you more information about the skyline. (All images from iStock.)
Here’s a warm-up to see if you’re paying attention. What city is this?
Here’s another easy one. This city stole the title of the world’s tallest structure from the Eiffel Tower.
Let’s leave the U.S. of A. What city has this incredible skyline? Her majesty would approve.
Let's stay abroad. What international city, a financial capital, is home to this renowned skyline?
Let’s hop over to another Asian city. This city’s most iconic building, a pair of towers, was built shortly before a financial crisis hit.
One more Asian skyline. What is this futuristic city?
Let’s go back to the Western hemisphere. What amazing city is this?
Let’s stay in the U.S. for a bit. What city is pictured here, with its famous arch?
This city, home to what once was called the Sears Tower, was also home to the world’s tallest building in the '70s, '80s and '90s.
It seems right this this city has a flattened look, given that tall buildings until recently were required to have helipads.
This city skyline is recognizable by the pointy Transamerica Pyramid.
This city’s most recognizable feature is the CN Tower.
Heading further afield, it seems there's a new skyscraper here every few weeks. Locals affectionately call this city’s newest “the bottle opener” and “the corkscrew.”
You might think this city is close to Shanghai. Actually, it’s a 10-hour flight away.
What desert city sports this fantastic skyline?
This city has fought to keep its historic skyline low. What is it?