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Old 09-17-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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To be quite honest I really don't think someone from another country is going to recognize the El train. Maybe the Baseball Field, but even thats a far stretch. Skyline wise Chicago is recognized worldwide, People might complain and be like those buildings aren't "iconic" or "there just office buildings". Were the WTC's not "office buildings", NYC's skyline is not the same without them (good thing Freedom Tower is also so iconic it should really boost NYC).

I actually have a funny idea, why not ask people what skyline they think is most iconic on the World Forum.

 
Old 09-17-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Miami? San Diego? Dallas? C'mon...would you recognize Hamburg, or Perth, or Shenzen? Didn't think so.
yes, yes, and yes...btw it's ShenZHEN
I did this without researching (believe it or not)
Hamburg Germany, Perth Australia, and Shenzhen, PRC...

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And your telleing me you don't recognize THIS:



no...I don't mean to be rude... people outside of this forum don't go around looking at Chicago's skyline.
Chicago is known but I mean really... the world doesn't revolve around it.
It is a known city, don't get me wrong.
But no...most people wouldn't know what the heck your pictures are.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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I really don't think those were the best examples of Chicago, most people do not know what those things are.

They do reckognize these I would hope:

Sears Tower - Released Copyright by DDima of wikicommons


Aon Center - Released by Knowledge Seeker of wikipedia


John Hancock - Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 by User:Cacophony
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:31 PM
 
Location: moving again
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i recognize them easily, but they're just not Iconic enough to be on a level of NYs Empire state building for example. hancock is the most recognizable though because it doesn't just look like any other office tower
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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i recognize them easily, but they're just not Iconic enough to be on a level of NYs Empire state building for example. hancock is the most recognizable though because it doesn't just look like any other office tower
No way are these buildings any bit as historic as Empire State building. They are still great examples of Chicago landmarks
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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hancock is the most recognizable though because it doesn't just look like any other office tower
Its mostly residential. Chris Farley died in there, remember?

I would also like to add that in Chicago the Marina City Towers are VERY recognizable, you wont mistake those for anything else in the country.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: moving again
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No way are these buildings any bit as historic as Empire State building. They are still great examples of Chicago landmarks
Yea that's true! I can't beleive some people find them ugly!!

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Its mostly residential. Chris Farley died in there, remember?

I would also like to add that in Chicago the Marina City Towers are VERY recognizable, you wont mistake those for anything else in the country.
Yea I knew it was residential mostly, but he did??

And Yea, Marina city is a classic, I love them. What Would the Chicago river be without them??? i couldn't even imagine! May i also add the Wrigley building and the Tribune tower as iconic beauties??
 
Old 09-18-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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You gotta love Wrigley Building so much of Chicago's architecture stems from it. And how could I forget Marina City (aka the honeycomb buildings) plus don't forget the New Trump hotel look how far its come <b>Trumpcam: </b>Watch the building of a skyscraper -- chicagotribune.com.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I would say it's a stretch to think foreigners would recognize 10 of our skylines. I believe the typical foreigner would recognize...

1) NYC - Global City
2) LA - Global City
3) Chicago - Global City
4) San Francisco... topography+Coit Tower (sp?)+Transamerica
5) Seattle... maybe because of the Space Needle
 
Old 09-19-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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What about Pittsburgh? I would think that most Americans know Pittsburgh's skyline at the convergence of the three rivers....

I would think Philadelphia is on that list as well....definitely ahead of Boston, Miami, Los Angeles. I know Los Angeles is a city known around the world, but there's nothing really unique about its skyline.

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