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View Poll Results: Los Angeles vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles 132 38.26%
San Francisco 213 61.74%
Voters: 345. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-27-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Lets not get carried away.

The Golden Gate Bridge is up there with the Eiffel Tower and The Pyramids of Egypt(for heavenssake) as far as world wide noteriety. The Sears Tower, though impressive and quite commanding, is not.
It's just as well known here in NY. Where I live, they're equally known. The tallest building in the US vs. the tallest bridge in the US (I think).

 
Old 09-27-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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It's just as well known here in NY. Where I live, they're equally known. The tallest building in the US vs. the tallest bridge in the US (I think).
Im sure what you say is true, but there are actual studies out there that would suggest otherwise, here's the results of a survey taken clear in Europe.
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Leading World Attractions, 2005

Rank/ Attraction/ City/ Awarness by Respondents
1 Eiffel Tower/ Paris/ 78.96%
2 Golden Gate Bridge/ San Francisco/ 74.47%
3 White House/ Washington DC/ 66.47%
4 Opera House/ Sydney/ 62.95%
5 Pyramids/ Cairo/ 61.46%
6 Statue of Liberty/ New York/ 54.23%
7 Edinburgh Castle/ Edinburgh/ 53.30%
8 Red Square/ Moscow/ 51.83%
9 Cristo Redentor/ Rio de Janeiro 50.59%
10 Big Ben/ London/ 46.08%
11 Colosseum/ Rome/ 44.49%
12 CN Tower/ Toronto/ 35.53%
13 Kremlin/ Moscow/ 35.02%
14 Hollywood/ Los Angeles/ 31.69%

House of Commons - Administration - Minutes of Evidence
 
Old 09-27-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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This topic is dedicated to DonJuan, a City-Data member from Los Angeles, CA.

This is for you, Donnie!
Los Angeles. +100
San Francisco. -100
 
Old 09-27-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Originally Posted by cottonwood2420 View Post
Los Angeles. +100
San Francisco. -100
???

San Francisco=46 votes
Los Angeles=15 votes

What the hell are you talking about?
 
Old 09-27-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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It's just as well known here in NY. Where I live, they're equally known. The tallest building in the US vs. the tallest bridge in the US (I think).
Of course they are equally known in New York - it's an American city. For goodness sake the first thing I knew about SF was the Golden Gate Bridge and the first thing I knew about Chicago was the Sears Tower. But, believe me, the world over, the Sears Tower is not nearly as well known as the Golden Gate Bridge.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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But, believe me, the world over, the Sears Tower is not nearly as well known as the Golden Gate Bridge.
Uh, I wouldnt go that far. BOTH are very symbolic of each city, BOTH are very well known.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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It's just as well known here in NY. Where I live, they're equally known. The tallest building in the US vs. the tallest bridge in the US (I think).
Has nothing to do with height, FutureCakes! It has to do with the overwhelming power and majesty of California, the juxtaposition of a grand piece of mythic architecture in a truly beautiful, natural setting and the fact that it is an art-deco masterpiece of success giving hope to the West coast after a low period in American life! The Gateway to the pacific, a symbol not of San Francisco only, but California and America as well. Can't say the same about a bundled-tube construction in a midwestern city. Future, please don't let the poll speak for itself, I want you to keep on keepin' on. I've been to NY, don't care for its 'nature' or what it sounds like. Come, see America's one truly great bridge! Don't slip...
 
Old 09-29-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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Wrong again, amigo. If I was to habla espanol en pilsen, Id probably be welcomed with open arms (well, maybe not literally) since I could communicate, partially, with the Spanish speaking crowd.
No steve o you were speaking spanish to make a racist joke,not to demonstrate your pathetically minimal knowledge of spanish. and the fact that you are called on it and try to deny it just to save face, shows once again that you are typical chicago.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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Why settle for second best instead of the best? San Francisco is second to L.A.
you live in neither city. i find it funny you feel you have expert opinion on the matter though.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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you live in neither city. i find it funny you feel you have expert opinion on the matter though.
Actually I said why live in the second largest metro in the West instead of living in the largest metro in the West?
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