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Old 09-17-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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So Mr. big tuff guy your geographical location somehow makes you tougher than everyone in Seattle, L.A. or the west coast. You are like the internet super thug right? I donít think you know how ridiculous you sound.

Your basis for saying Chicagoís skyline is more recognizable than Seattle or L.A.ís is purely an emotionally driven bias you have. Its simple see the Space Needle Ė thatís Seattle, see the Hollywood sign thatís L.A., see the Golden Gate Bridge Ė thatís San Francisco, see the Statue of Liberty Ė Thatís New York.

See what?????? John Hancock tower? Sears tower? Those buildings are not very popular to most tourist or foreigners. Most people donít know the name of these towers, where they are or what they are. Chicagoís skyline can easily be mistaken for New York but you could never see the Space Needle or the Golden Gate Bridge or The Gateway Arch in St. Louis and think it was another U.S. city.

Chicagoís skyline doesnít get the media attention that Seattle, L.A., San Fran, NY, Vegas or Miami get. The most popular shows on TV right now take place in these cities showing off their skylines to the world, (Greyís Anatomy, CSI Miami, etc.). I like Chicagoís skyline as I do many cities in our great nation, but as far as being the most recognizable it doesnít stack up to Seattle and other U.S. cities with more famous skylines point blank so you west coast haters can get over it now.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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And your telleing me you don't recognize THIS:




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Old 09-17-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Not really. Not the baseball stadium, although i do remember the L, but only because i visited. The Media doesn't really show off Chicago enough for it to be as recognizable as NY or LA, or even SF or Boston
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I didn't either, myself. Wrigley is iconic, but it's not automatically recognizable like Boston's Green Monster.

I don't know many skylines, though.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Obviously I recognize St. Louis' skyline because of the arch and the fact that I've been there numerous times.
I'd probably recognize Seattle due to the Space Needle.
And maybe New York just due to the sheer size of it.
And Detroit. For some reason the GM Center thing always sticks out at me.

I like St. Louis' skyline, but I might be biased. It's not near as big as Chicago's or New York's, but the city isn't either. The arch is probably very recognizable, moreso than any building. St. Louis has a lot of architectural history and variations between Downtown and the different neighborhoods.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I didn't either, myself. Wrigley is iconic, but it's not automatically recognizable like Boston's Green Monster.

I don't know many skylines, though.
Yea Wrigley is only noticeable if you see the front entrance with the red sign.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Erlanger, KY
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I'm assuming most foreigners have never visited the US, so their knowledge of the skylines are limited by the media.

Top four are definately:

NYC (Statue of Liberty, large buildings)
Washington (Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Monuments, Capital)
Las Vegas (The Strip)
San Francisco (Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Building)

St. Louis (Gateway Arch) and Seattle (Space Needle, mountains) round out my top six, but I'm not certain the average foreigner would recognize those skylines. (Apologies to the good people of St. Louis and Seattle.) It's just that those two cities haven't had that much media coverage., so foreigners haven't really been exposed to the skyline. Maybe Seattle has with "Fraser," but that's all I can think of.

About 20 or 30 years ago, I might have said my hometown of Cincinnati. It's a nice skyline, but nothing out of the ordinary; however it was featured every week on "WKRP in Cincinnati." And before that, it was shown every day at the beginning of the soap opera "Edge of Night."

Of course, the skyline has changed with two new stadiums and the Freedom Center, so it doesn't make my list.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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Not really. Not the baseball stadium, although i do remember the L, but only because i visited. The Media doesn't really show off Chicago enough for it to be as recognizable as NY or LA, or even SF or Boston
I see far more media coverage of Chicago than Boston or San Fran.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I see far more media coverage of Chicago than Boston or San Fran.
And I see More Media Coverage of Frederick (the city near me) than I do of New york I would hope you would hear more about Chicago if you Live there!!
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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And your telleing me you don't recognize THIS:



No Actually I donít recognize it and neither do most other people as you can see from their comments let alone a foreigner. Someone could easily think the train picture was New York who doesnít know.

When I was in New York a couple years ago I saw like three different huge build board signs by airlines displaying the Seattle skyline with the Space Needle for trips to Seattle. It shocked me how many people I met in New York that said they either take trips to Seattle or want to while I was in line at a Starbucks in Manhattan.
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