Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, February 17, 2017:
Final Jeopardy! category: WORLD LANDMARKS
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Gary Tse, a freshman at the United States Naval Academy from Ellicott City, Maryland
||Julia Marsan, a senior at Georgetown University from Brookfield, Wisconsin
||Zach Atwell, a senior at the University of Kentucky from Lexington, Kentucky
What is the Eiffel Tower?
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At its completion the Eiffel Tower was the world’s largest freestanding structure until the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930. The Washington Monument was 555 feet tall, while the Eiffel Tower was 986. The Empire State Building, Ostankino Tower in Moscow, CN Tower in Toronto have also held the title of “tallest freestanding structure”, and the title is currently held by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 2,722 feet.
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