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Old 09-17-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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You mean other than the hundreds of thousands of them who live here, right? Perhaps.

LOL

living there is different then visiting..... of course if you live somewhere it's gonna have recognition.... the topic is talking about tourist and foreigners, not residents...

 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Heres a new list with thought

New York
San Francisco
Seattle
LA
Chicago
Miami
Las Vegas
Washington D.C.
Philadelphia
Boston

Much better.

At least you had the good sense to leave off St. Louis. I don't think anyone really knows about the Arch outside of the US.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Spain
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There's a difference between recognizability and identifiability. People might recognize a skyline but it's a whole new matter for them to be able to identify what city it is.

This is a list of the most recognizable skylines assuming that EVERY recognizable feature of the skyline is present in the view the foreigner is seeing (Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood sign, Space Needle, Statue of Liberty, etc):

1. New York
2. Las Vegas Strip
3. Los Angeles
4. Chicago
5. San Francisco
6. Miami
7. Seattle
8. St. Louis

I left off D.C. because I don't think it really has a skyline to speak of, although the city itself is very recognizable.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Much better.

At least you had the good sense to leave off St. Louis. I don't think anyone really knows about the Arch outside of the US.
Thanks the other list was with no thought
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC
Chicago
Philly
Boston
LA
Sacramento
Atlantic city
Seattle
DC
Miami
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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LOL

living there is different then visiting..... of course if you live somewhere it's gonna have recognition.... the topic is talking about tourist and foreigners, not residents...
Fair enough. However, some of the foreigners do go back to where they came from, and people may visit them.

Houston IMO would belong near the bottom of the list, but still be noteworthy. I can't see how, say, Dallas or Atlanta would be more distinctive.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Do you people actually really think the average person could recognize/identify more than 3 or 4 skylines, if that? Maybe it's easy to forget that this forum attracts people that are into cities, skylines, density, urbanity, etc.. A LOT MORE than the average person.

Back in a college one of my professors began class showing different skylines and asked what city they were. The only ones people's recognized were SF, Seattle and Chicago and 1/2 the class was urban panning students. I don't think SF or NYC were shown though. I was the only one to actually guess them all correct, nobody knew Houston, Miami, Philly, or Boston, etc.. I remember I was looking at a pic of LA with the snow capped mountains in the background and two of my friends asked me if it was Denver.
Most people could give a crap about skylines let alone actually identify what city it belongs to.

I think some people forget that the general public does NOT view cities, skylines, etc.. the same way the majority of the people on here do. This site attracts certain types of people.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Do you people actually really think the average person could recognize/identify more than 3 or 4 skylines, if that? Maybe it's easy to forget that this forum attracts people that are into cities, skylines, density, urbanity, etc.. A LOT MORE than the average person.

Back in a college one of my professors began class showing different skylines and asked what city they were. The only ones people's recognized were SF, Seattle and Chicago and 1/2 the class was urban panning students. I don't think SF or NYC were shown though. I was the only one to actually guess them all correct, nobody knew Houston, Miami, Philly, or Boston, etc.. I remember I was looking at a pic of LA with the snow capped mountains in the background and two of my friends asked me if it was Denver.
Most people could give a crap about skylines let alone actually identify what city it belongs to.

I think some people forget that the general public does NOT view cities, skylines, etc.. the same way the majority of the people on here do. This site attracts certain types of people.
Agreed. People on here need to think more realistic and quit only thinking about what they are familiar with.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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NYC
Chicago
Philly
Boston
LA
Sacramento
Atlantic city
Seattle
DC
Miami
Cool putting Boston on that list
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Chicago may have one of the greatest skylines in the world, but I would bet a foreigner would have a very hard time identifying it if shown a random picture.

This only goes to show how few American cities would be recognized. NYC,SF,Vegas,LA, and DC possibly. Chicago and Seattle are only maybes.
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