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Old 09-18-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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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.
Not only that, it aired decades ago and everyone who didn't need Youtube to see it 30 years after the fact is rather getting up there in age.

For that matter, Urban Cowboy came out around the same time and featured the Houston skyline, granted it looked a bit different than it does now.

 
Old 01-22-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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I know. This "monuMENTAL1" person is just a hater, that's all. Take away her precious Space Needle and Seattle is just another uninspiring West coast downtown, simple as that.

You seem to seriously have something against Seattle. All of your posts are pointing out the negative attributes of the city. What did it ever do to you?
 
Old 01-22-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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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.


The show Dallas was famous all over the world. I think the Dallas skyline at night with all the neon lights and the reunion tower ball make is distinctive.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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. I also doubt Seattle is that well known, maybe on the east Pacific Rim, but def. not Europe.

The Space Needle is a very recognizable icon. That would be why.
 
Old 01-22-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The Space Needle is a very recognizable icon. That would be why.
Yes it is. The Space Needle makes Seattle's skyline very easily identified. And I think it would be on the top 5.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:31 AM
 
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The show Dallas was famous all over the world. I think the Dallas skyline at night with all the neon lights and the reunion tower ball make is distinctive.
I don't think the Dallas Skyline is unique enough myself. And Dallas was eons ago.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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There are not 10 that "foreigners" would recognize. Damn foreigners. I kid.

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago
4. Maybe Miami or L.A.
5. Seattle
 
Old 01-23-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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There are not 10 that "foreigners" would recognize. Damn foreigners. I kid.

1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago
4. Maybe Miami or L.A.
5. Seattle
DC can be #2 or #3. LA is certainly not #4. Seattle, yeah only if you're an Microsoft technology programmer.

Personally, and I'm a foreigner.

1. NYC
2. DC (Capitol Building, White House, that Phallic symbol)
3. LA
4. SF
5. Chicago
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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New York and Las Vegas (the strip). I think those two are the only two that are recognizable from just about any angle.

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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The topic is most recognizable. And in each of these cases, there's an icon in the skyline that sets it apart.


NYC (Empire State, and Manhattan itself)
Chicago (Sears Tower)
SF (The Topography of the City itself and the Transamerica Pyramid Building)
Seattle (The Space Needle and Mt. Rainier)
DC (The WA Monument and The Cap. Building)
Las Vegas (The MGM, The Parisian, etc)


It's the icons that set these cities apart. Skylines themselves are much harder to differentiate without an instant icon or landmark.

People reference the "Hollywood" Sign, but that's not part of the LA Skyline. So LA isn't all that easy to recognize as a result. For that same reason, the Golden Gate in SF isn't really part of the skyline either, but SF has the Pyramid Building and a unique setting.
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