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1. Once the tallest structure in France, the Eiffel Tower became one of that nation's most iconic constructions and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. In 1968, it was painted a new colour. Of which was it a shade?
2. In 2010, the Tokyo Skytree became the tallest structure in Japan. Which of these was not one of its core functions?
3. Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, the 'Space Needle' allows breathtaking views out across a wide area of a north westerly state of the United States. In which city is it located?
4. In the 15th century, by an act of Parliament, watchtowers were built in England to provide warning of invasion. Who were the invaders that the Parliamentarians feared?
5. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognisable structures in the world. Symbolically, it welcomes people to liberty in a new world. From what material was its highest elevations constructed?
6. In the 1960s, a fortified border was constructed that divided a city and isolated a huge part of it from its ideologically different hinterland. Along its length more than 300 watchtowers were constructed. What was this boundary familiarly known as?
7. In 2015, the city of Perth, Australia, erected several watchtowers at Cottesloe Beach. What were they designed to help spot?
8. Desolation Peak is one example of the many hundreds of watchtowers that were built in the USA to provide lookout points against forest fires. Probably the most noteworthy fact is that it was brought to fame in the writings of a beat generation author. Who was he?
9. Sitting on a plane waiting to take off, you are going nowhere until the control tower gives the pilots permission. In 2005, the new tower at Suvarnabhumi International Airport set a new record for the tallest control tower of any international airport. Where is it?
10. Until it was demolished in 1990, a security checkpoint guarded by high watchtowers was located at Strabane, Co Tyrone, on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. What was it called?
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