The Quiz: Antwerp, Belgium, home to this gleaming modern building, is known for its commerce in what?
For World Architecture Day, we’re featuring Antwerp’s striking Port House. Famed architect Zaha Hadid designed the gleaming addition to a 1911 firehouse in a style that’s intended to resemble the hull of a sailing ship with a protruding bow glimmering with diamonds, recalling Antwerp’s longtime trade in precious stones. Between 80% and 90% of the world’s rough diamonds, and 50% of its cut diamonds, are traded in Antwerp each year.
The correct answer to this quiz is Diamonds.