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Old 09-15-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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west coast cities dominate this with SF, L.A, and Seattle


there just is no competition its sad lol
 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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uhh...NY? Chicago? Miami?
Yeah there is, no one know Seattle's skyline outside of the US and Canada...
 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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uhh...NY? Chicago? Miami?
Yeah there is, no one know Seattle's skyline outside of the US and Canada...
nah....buncha ugly stinky buildings in chicago and manhattan...**** aint recognizable
 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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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?
Auckland has the Sky Tower as a possible distinguishing landmark which makes it recognizable to people, apart from that its pretty average.

 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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DC for sure...

who doesn't know the pentagon....god knows penatagon city is big enough, it melds with arlingdton. crystal city, alexandria - am i right? DC folks help me out...its on big urban traffic nightmare...much like LA..
 
Old 09-15-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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DC for sure...

who doesn't know the pentagon....god knows penatagon city is big enough, it melds with arlingdton. crystal city, alexandria - am i right? DC folks help me out...its on big urban traffic nightmare...much like LA..
As a foreigner DC ranks high up in my list (top 5).
 
Old 09-15-2008, 11:02 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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There is absolutely no way that there are ten skylines that are recognizable to most foreigners and tourists. I'd say the only ones that are easily recognizable around the world are NY and DC. Some people might get Chicago, SF and LA. Even fewer might recognize Seattle or Vegas. That's really it.

Miami? San Diego? Dallas? C'mon...would you recognize Hamburg, or Perth, or Shenzen? Didn't think so.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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There is absolutely no way that there are ten skylines that are recognizable to most foreigners and tourists. I'd say the only ones that are easily recognizable around the world are NY and DC. Some people might get Chicago, SF and LA. Even fewer might recognize Seattle or Vegas. That's really it.

Miami? San Diego? Dallas? C'mon...would you recognize Hamburg, or Perth, or Shenzen? Didn't think so.
Thats actually a really good post, not alot of people who arn't into this sort of stuff would recognize those skylines. I myself would know 10 but thats only because I have alot of knowledge of America, the average person/foreigner would not.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 05:10 AM
 
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For foreigners I would say they would be most familiar with:

1. New York
2. San Francisco
3. Las Vegas
4. Los Angeles
9. Miami


I'm surprised how few know anything about Chicago, and what a beautiful city Chicago is.
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