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View Poll Results: Most recognizable city landmark
US Capitol Dome/Bldg. - Washington, DC 9 6.67%
Miami Beach - Miami 0 0%
Statue of Liberty - New York City 91 67.41%
Hollywood Sign - Los Angeles 12 8.89%
The Alamo - San Antonio 0 0%
French Quarter architecture - New Orleans 0 0%
Gateway Arch - Saint Louis 6 4.44%
Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) - Chicago 2 1.48%
Space Needle - Seattle 3 2.22%
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco 12 8.89%
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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Which landmark is the most recognizable for its city... Meaning, if most people were to see that landmark in the background of a TV show or in a picture, they instantly know exactly where (what city) they are in?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The following are the most recognized landmarks in the world, listed in order of how recognizable they are. It's arguable that everyone knows what cities they represent and the history behind them:

Statue of Liberty
Hollywood Sign
US Capitol Building
Golden Gate Bridge

The following are recognizable landmarks, but not as unanimously known. These landmarks are known by everyone on this forum, but in real life some regular people may be at a loss for naming what city they are located in:

Willis Tower (urban enthusiasts will know, but people who don't give a darn about cities wouldn't know what one skyline is to the other)
Space Needle
French Quarter
Gateway Arch
miami beach
the alamo
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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The following are the most recognized landmarks in the world, listed in order of how recognizable they are. It's arguable that everyone knows what cities they represent and the history behind them:

Statue of Liberty
Hollywood Sign
US Capitol Building
Golden Gate Bridge

The following are recognizable landmarks, but not as unanimously known. These landmarks are known by everyone on this forum, but in real life some regular people may be at a loss for naming what city they are located in:

Willis Tower (urban enthusiasts will know, but people who don't give a darn about cities wouldn't know what one skyline is to the other)
Space Needle
French Quarter
Gateway Arch
miami beach
the alamo
Agreed, good post.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Statue of Liberty should win this by a pretty large margin.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Originally Posted by GatsbyGatz View Post
The following are the most recognized landmarks in the world, listed in order of how recognizable they are. It's arguable that everyone knows what cities they represent and the history behind them:

Statue of Liberty
Hollywood Sign
US Capitol Building
Golden Gate Bridge

The following are recognizable landmarks, but not as unanimously known. These landmarks are known by everyone on this forum, but in real life some regular people may be at a loss for naming what city they are located in:

Willis Tower (urban enthusiasts will know, but people who don't give a darn about cities wouldn't know what one skyline is to the other)
Space Needle
French Quarter
Gateway Arch
miami beach
the alamo
Welp, that about sums up this thread.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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has to be statue of liberty
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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the lady with the torch.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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Hollywood Sign.

I mean, for Pete's sake, it's a landmark that literally spells it out for you, and at the same time, indicates (again, literally spelling it out) the location and the industry. Can't get any more easily recognizable than that.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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Hollywood Sign.

I mean, for Pete's sake, it's a landmark that literally spells it out for you, and at the same time, indicates (again, literally spelling it out) the location and the industry. Can't get any more easily recognizable than that.
This is true, but the Statue of Liberty is an older and iconic symbol of American freedom and immigration, as well as being in America's largest and most popular/visited city.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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1.Statue of Liberty (New York City)
2.Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
3.Hollywood Sign (Los Angeles)
4.US Capitol Dome (Washington D.C.)
5.Gateway Arch (St.Louis)
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