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Old 09-15-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (La La Land)
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This proves your arrogance. LA is one of the least recognized skylines in the country. .

Are you serious?


Los Angeles has the most reconizable skyline ever, look at TV and Magazines and Movies and other media products, OH yeah it's there.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (La La Land)
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American television shows are syndicated to inifinity in foreign markets, often many years after they have been taken off the air here. You would be surprised at how ubiquitous American media is in foreign markets.

Yes this is why Los Angeles is almost knowed globaly by it's Skyline.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Yes this is why Los Angeles is almost knowed globaly by it's Skyline.
Are you being sarcastic??

EDIT: the only structure that would be iconic enough for foreigners to remember LA would be the "Hollywood" sign, not its skyline.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (La La Land)
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I've lived in London... So seriously... No.
yeah sure you lived in London, and Yes where did you think American Idol came from ( a previous london show called European Idol same concept)

and London and Los Angeles have connections in the media business
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (La La Land)
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Are you being sarcastic??

Yeah, Kinda
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Stumptown
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Wrong. The Sears tower is more recognizable and way more iconic than any buildings in S.F. Many foreigners around the globe know it well because it had been the world's tallest building for almost 25 years (1973-1998). You should watch the Discovery channel more often.
Sears Tower more recognizable than this?..







ALSO... Which of the following cities do you recognize?













Except for the very last city, they could all be, to the typical untrained eye: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Calgary, Montreal, Boston, Auckland, or ANY average modern city that has no distinguishing landmarks. Those cities here are, from top to bottom:

1. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2. Perth, Western Australia, Australia
3. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia without Sydney Harbour Bridge or Sydney Opera House (landmarks).
6. Sydney from a different angle with Sydney Opera House visible.

It's landmarks that make a skyline recognizable. Therefore the most recognizable US skylines to the typical tourist and/or foreigner would probably be:

1. NYC (unique density, Empire State Bldg, Statue of Liberty)
2. D.C. (Distinct architectural style, Washington Monument, White House, Capitol)
3. San Francisco (Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, TransAmerica building)
4. Seattle (Space Needle, Mount Rainier)
5. Las Vegas (the strip)? Chicago (Sears Tower, John Hancock Bldg)? St. Louis (Gateway Arch)? Miami? Los Angeles?
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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DC!
NYC
Chicago
St Louis
Vegas
maybe SF

i wasa hinking Toronto but that doesn't count..

that's it

Last edited by john_starks; 09-15-2008 at 10:03 PM..
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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Did you bother to look at the word "buildings" in my response? Are you calling Golden Gate bridge a building?


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Sears Tower more recognizable than this?..

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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People could only recognize the Hollywood sign. Don't get too confused.

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Are you serious?


Los Angeles has the most reconizable skyline ever, look at TV and Magazines and Movies and other media products, OH yeah it's there.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think people only know NYC, maybe Chicago and Los Angeles.
and a tini tiny amount with Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and stuff...
This is mostly due to TV....
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