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View Poll Results: Monuments/Icons: East or West?
East Coast Monuments!! 32 76.19%
West Coast Monuments!! 10 23.81%
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Which side of the US do you think has the most/best monuments or iconic symbols? Personally, I find the West coast monuments to be more "fun" while the East coast to be more "history oriented." Which do you prefer?

EAST:
Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, The White House, US Capitol Building, etc.

WEST:
Hollywood Sign, Las Vegas Strip, Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, TransAmerica Pyramid, etc
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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No one has any input?

I guess I'll say my answer. Although I appreciate the monuments on the East, I am partial to the more "fun" monuments of the west coast.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Eastcoast, simply because the monuments have more history behind them.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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I don't think there's one answer I mean if we're specifically talking about monuments then the eastcoast wins hands down. The westcoast or "the west" really just has a lot of landmarks (Hollywood sign, Las Vegas Strip, Grand Canyon) but not really any monuments of great significance. The eastcoast has both landmarks and a plethora of historical monuments so idk maybe I do give the edge to the eastcoast.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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WEST:
Hollywood Sign, Las Vegas Strip, Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, TransAmerica Pyramid, etc
Not to mention the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Arches National Park, huge volcanos, ice glaciers, the Hawaiian islands, Redwoods(tallest trees in the world) etc.

The West has natural icons that are world famous and pretty much crumple the East in majesty and breadth.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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East coast by far! DC and NY

More history
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I don't think there's one answer I mean if we're specifically talking about monuments then the eastcoast wins hands down. The westcoast or "the west" really just has a lot of landmarks (Hollywood sign, Las Vegas Strip, Grand Canyon) but not really any monuments of great significance. The eastcoast has both landmarks and a plethora of historical monuments so idk maybe I do give the edge to the eastcoast.
Perhaps I should have used "landmarks" in the title instead of "icons"
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Gateway Arch in St. Louis trumps them all in terms of architecture, majesty, engineering and cool factor.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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All are iconic though think on the whole the East set are stronger top to bottom
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Not to mention the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Arches National Park, huge volcanos, ice glaciers, the Hawaiian islands, Redwoods(tallest trees in the world) etc.

The West has natural icons that are world famous and pretty much crumple the East in majesty and breadth.
This is a good point, though I think that it is not really what the OP was getting at.

Another one I would add for Los Angeles and the West is the Griffith Observatory. I think it is a much more worthwhile tourist attraction than the Hollywood Sign, which pretty much can only be photographed.

It's pretty tough to pick one over the other. Both sides of the country have some pretty awesome landmarks / tourist attractions.
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