Originally Posted by downtown1
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
, New South Wales, Australia without
Sydney Harbour Bridge or Sydney Opera House (landmarks).
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?