Which of these U.S. cities has no skyscrapers?

Here is the question :


Here is the option for the question :

  • Pittsburgh
  • Minneapolis
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Jersey City

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Washington, D.C.


[STC00934] There is no shortage of great architecture in the nation’s capital; but, there is one thing that is lacking? Skyscrapers. Buildings in Washington, District of Columbia, were not allowed to be any taller than the width of the street that they faced according to the Height of Buildings Act that was passed in 1910. Since then, the typical maximum height for a structure is roughly 130 feet, which is equal to 11 floors. The ordinance was an attempt to maintain the urban character of the nation’s capital, which is characterized by wide streets and vast views of government buildings. It was passed in part due to citizen opposition that resulted from the construction of the Cairo Hotel in 1894, which stands 164 feet tall and has 12 floors. The hotel continues to be the city’s tallest private building, although the Washington Monument, which was finished in 1848 and stands 555 feet tall, is still the city’s tallest structure overall.