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Old 09-17-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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If anything people will associate Houston with NASA.

Basically people's perceptions of places they've never been are heavily influenced by Hollywood. Part of the Dallas series wasn't even shot in Texas, and nobody under the age of 40 really remembers that series anyway. And it hardly painted the city in a positive light, such as it was

 
Old 09-17-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If anything people will associate Houston with NASA.

Basically people's perceptions of places they've never been are heavily influenced by Hollywood. Part of the Dallas series wasn't even shot in Texas, and nobody under the age of 40 really remembers that series anyway. And it hardly painted the city in a positive light, such as it was
However ,it exposed the world to its skyline.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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This thread talks about SKYLINES, but people keep mentioning MONUMENTS that aren't part of skylines at all. The top 10 most internationally recognizable monuments would be another thread.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Spain
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This thread talks about SKYLINES, but people keep mentioning MONUMENTS that aren't part of skylines at all. The top 10 most internationally recognizable monuments would be another thread.
Depending on where they're located, monuments can be included into skylines.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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If anything people will associate Houston with NASA.

Basically people's perceptions of places they've never been are heavily influenced by Hollywood. Part of the Dallas series wasn't even shot in Texas, and nobody under the age of 40 really remembers that series anyway. And it hardly painted the city in a positive light, such as it was
Every show that takes place in another city is allways done in LA. It's a fact. Look at Seinfeld, and friends and the office all done in LA even though they take place in NY.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think people are giving wayyyyy too much credit to how much foreigners recognize about American cities that probably don't even come up in conversation but maybe once every few years if ever.

People know cities from Landmarks, not buildings.
I agree and that is why I think Philadelphia should be among the most recognizable cities in the US due to its LANDMARKS. After all it was the first planned city in the United States


The Liberty Bell and Independence hall




Philadelphia City Hall-The World's tallest load-bearing masonry structure and the statue is the tallest atop any building in the world



The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the "Rocky Steps"


"Love Park" which New York totally ripped off of us
 
Old 09-17-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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If anything people will associate Houston with NASA.

Basically people's perceptions of places they've never been are heavily influenced by Hollywood. Part of the Dallas series wasn't even shot in Texas, and nobody under the age of 40 really remembers that series anyway. And it hardly painted the city in a positive light, such as it was
NASA is also in Cleveland.. and other areas too.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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NASA is also in Cleveland.. and other areas too.
But was "Cleveland" the first word uttered on the moon? Did they say "Huntsville, Alabama we have a problem?"

That line definitely got played out after the Apollo 13 movie, which actually was shot partially on location in Houston.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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Most recognizable SKYLINES, and not monuments, in order:
NewYorkCity
DC
San Fransisco
Chicago
St.Louis
Seattle
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Philly
Dallas(I guess)

Now if we included momnuments, and world famous recognizable places of intrest, and things to that nature it would go something like this:
New York City(statue of liberty)
DC(washinton monument, and countless others)
Los Angeles(Hollywood Sign)
St.Louis(Gateway Arch)
San Fransisco(Golden Gate Bridge)
Miami(South Beach, Art Deco)
Chicago(Sears Tower)
Philly(Liberty Bell)
Boston(Plymouth Rock)
Detroit(Hitsville USA)
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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YouTube - Dallas - Season Two Opening Credits

The show was shown all over the world.
But at the end of the day in 2009 maybe a few people would recognize that skyline as Dallas in the USA. VERY VERY VERY few people around the world - foreigners - have ever heard of the TV show Dallas.

It was an American soap opera.
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