Edifice Wrecks by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

MartaMJackson


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

Was this quiz just an excuse to use that title? Maybe.

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1 MartaMJackson 460 99 15
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2 LuskT 430 97 15
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4 NelsonE 361 93 15
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5 BeningoS 359 91 15
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6 IngramB 353 89 15
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7 GrahamJ 352 87 15
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8 UllspergerA 350 85 15
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9 AinslieM 346 83 15
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10 MyrowitzJ 345 81 15
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11 DugglebyB 342 79 15
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16 GoodmanDL 304 70 15
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17 CoenM 301 68 15
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18 OBrienJ 299 64 15
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18 HallR 299 64 00
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22 RobinJRichards 288 58 00
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23 KroegerJ 283 56 15
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32 BoyerA 256 39 15
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Questions:

In November 1940, a bridge spanning and named for what strait (which separates its namesake city from the Kitsap Peninsula) dramatically failed on a windy day just four months after it opened?

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Tacoma Narrows

A 1303 earthquake off Crete initiated the destruction of which wonder of the ancient world, which finally vanished in 1480 after the Egyptian sultan Qaitbay used its remaining stones to construct a citadel on the island?

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Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos)

On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam failed, resulting in the release of millions of gallons of water from Lake Conemaugh. The resulting flood, which killed more than 2,200 people, is most associated with what west-central Pennsylvania city?

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Johnstown

Thirteen people died when a bridge over the Mississippi River's Saint Anthony Falls collapsed during rush hour on August 1, 2007. The bridge carried traffic on, specifically, what interstate highway?

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Interstate 35W

A temporary roof collapsed in high winds at the Indiana State Fair on August 13, 2011, killing seven and injuring dozens more. What country duo fronted by Jennifer Nettles, at the time touring in support of their album "The Incredible Machine," were preparing to take the stage at the time of the collapse?

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Sugarland

The second-tallest structure ever built, a radio mast located about 50 miles from and named for what Eastern European capital city collapsed on August 8, 1991, ending its run as the world's tallest structure that had begun in 1974?

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Warsaw

The collapse of Rana Plaza, one day after its owner assured workers that the building was safe, killed more than 1,100 people on April 24, 2013. Garment workers, the industry most affected by the collapse, subsequently rioted, demanding (among other things) an increase in their minimum wage to 8,114 takas a month. In what South Asian nation, home to many unsafe and low-wage factories for US companies, did this tragedy occur?

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Bangladesh

In 2003, the Queen Isabella Causeway's name was changed to the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge - commemorating not the queen but the eight people who died two years earlier when part of the bridge collapsed after being hit by barges. The bridge connects the Texas mainland to what barrier island, a popular vacation destination in the state?

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(South) Padre Island

An amphitheater hosting gladiatorial combat collapsed in the Roman town of Fidenae in 27 AD, killing tens of thousands of spectators according to contemporary accounts. The stadium was packed with people excited by the recent lifting of a ban on gladiator games by what emperor, the stepson of his predecessor Augustus (and great-uncle of his successor Caligula)?

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Tiberius

Built in 1899, Ibrox Park saw the death of 25 people during a match in 1902 when a terrace collapsed. The stadium was later significantly renovated - although this did not prevent a worse tragedy in 1971 when 66 fans died in a stairway crush. What venerable Glaswegian football club calls Ibrox home?

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Rangers FC

A dam in the Hollywood Hills is named for him - fitting as he was largely responsible for the Los Angeles water system, but ironic as his career essentially ended after the fatal collapse of the St. Francis Dam in March 1928. What Belfast-born engineer's name also appears on two streets that intersect each other in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of northwest LA, as well as in the titles of two films released in 1996 and 2001?

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William Mulholland

The first completed project of Helmut Jahn, its roof partially collapsed under heavy rains in 1979; twenty years later, it was also the site of the accidental death of wrestler Owen Hart in a fall from the rafters. What midwestern arena, no longer in significant use, is also known for hosting the 1976 Republican National Convention, the 1988 Final Four, and the Big Eight/Big 12 basketball tournament for more than 25 years?

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Kemper Arena