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Old 01-23-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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yeah only if you're an Microsoft technology programmer.

Personally, and I'm a foreigner.
I would beg to differ, simply because the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier are so unique. No other American City has those two in their skyline. Alas, it's different.


 
Old 01-23-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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I would beg to differ, simply because the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier are so unique. No other American City has those two in their skyline. Alas, it's different.
Well a spot in the top 10 ain't so bad for Seattle.

But it can't be top 5, where SF (Golden Gate), LA (Hollywood sign, even if that's not exactly in LA but still Hollywood itself is in LA) and Chicago (well this is harder, but conglomerations of skyscraper in front of the lake looks like Chicago) takes precedence.

Top 5 is all filled, and the reason some guy did it before because he forgot to list DC, which is arguably more recognizable than NYC because the White House or Capitol is on the US Dollar but not Empire States Building or Liberty.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Well a spot in the top 10 ain't so bad for Seattle.

But it can't be top 5, where SF (Golden Gate), LA (Hollywood sign, even if that's not exactly in LA but still Hollywood itself is in LA) and Chicago (well this is harder, but conglomerations of skyscraper in front of the lake looks like Chicago) takes precedence.

Top 5 is all filled, and the reason some guy did it before because he forgot to list DC, which is arguably more recognizable than NYC because the White House or Capitol is on the US Dollar but not Empire States Building or Liberty.
The Hollywood sign is not in the LA skyline. What i'm saying is, if you put these two pictures in front of a foreigner's face then they would be able to more easily identify Seattle. This is strictly about skylines. Not a city's land marks. If this was a competition about which cities are more identifiable then once the foreigner sees the Hollywood sign they would easily think LA, but this is about the skyline and that means that the Hollywood sign is out of this one.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Seattleskyline1cropped.JPG (broken link)

Here's my top five list.

1. DC
2. NYC (depends of the specific picture or viewing angle but if the angle is right NYC has a very identifiable skyline.)
3. San Francisco
4. Seattle/Chicago(I think it's debatable. The Space Needle is in your face and always the center of the picture. Sears Tower more blends with the skyline and I don't know if a foreigner would be able to identify Sears Tower easier then the Space Needle. Plus Chicago does have lake Michigan but Seattle also has the natural scenery and mount Rainier. So i'll leave this one at a tie. Again, it probably depends on the picture or viewing angle.
5. Seattle/Chicago
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Well a spot in the top 10 ain't so bad for Seattle.

But it can't be top 5, where SF (Golden Gate), LA (Hollywood sign, even if that's not exactly in LA but still Hollywood itself is in LA)
See that's just it. The Hollywood sign is a landmark, not part of the skyline. Same goes for the Golden Gate. But in SF's case the pyramid building is also a unique icon.

If the subject is "landmarks" then that changes things completely. Then you throw in Mt. Rushmore etc...
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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1.) Las Vegas
2.) New york
3.) La
4.) DC
5.) Hololulu (probably didn't spell that right)
6.) Miami
7.) New Orleans
8.) Seattle
9.) Philly
10.)Memphis
 
Old 01-23-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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The Hollywood sign is not in the LA skyline. What i'm saying is, if you put these two pictures in front of a foreigner's face then they would be able to more easily identify Seattle. This is strictly about skylines. Not a city's land marks. If this was a competition about which cities are more identifiable then once the foreigner sees the Hollywood sign they would easily think LA, but this is about the skyline and that means that the Hollywood sign is out of this one.
Ok if the Hollywood sign don't count then the Capitol Records building or "Dragnet" building will be the skylines that identify LA. LA sprawling landscape will be the one that identifies LA. Why is LA has always been more identifiable than Seattle even if with less remarkable landmarks? Because LA is in movies. TV movies, the Terminator series you name them. Seattle is barely in movies/TV and when that happens, foreigners simply won't care if Seattle has beautiful skylines or it's a birthplace of Starbucks.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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We're in a pretty sorry state as a country if we can't recognize a place if it wasn't on TV or in a movie.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Ok if the Hollywood sign don't count then the Capitol Records building or "Dragnet" building will be the skylines that identify LA. LA sprawling landscape will be the one that identifies LA. Why is LA has always been more identifiable than Seattle even if with less remarkable landmarks? Because LA is in movies. TV movies, the Terminator series you name them. Seattle is barely in movies/TV and when that happens, foreigners simply won't care if Seattle has beautiful skylines or it's a birthplace of Starbucks.
Just because a city (like LA) is in a lot of movies doesn't mean that in that movie you get clear shots of the skyline like this.



You often just get quick glances or a street view. And don't even mention the Capitol Records building or the Dragnet building. Those are not buildings that effect the skyline in any way, and are more part of the LA's land marks then skyline additions. Again, LA easily, easily win if we're listing which of the two cities as a whole is more identifiable, but this is a very specific, strict comparison of the skylines.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Seattleskyline1cropped.JPG (broken link)

As I said before, stick the two pictures above in front of a foreigner's face and I doubt they'll be able to identify LA easier then Seattle.
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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1) New York (Empire State, Chrysler, Statue of Liberty)
2) DC (Washington Monument, White House, Capitol, etc.)
3) San Francisco (Golden Gate)
4) LA (Mountains and Coast)
5) Chicago (Willis[Sears], Hancock)
6) Las Vegas (The Strip)
7) Atlanta (96 Olympics)
8) Seattle (Space Needle)
9) Miami (Condos)
10) hmm..... ... .. Orlando (Disney World)??
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Ok if the Hollywood sign don't count then the Capitol Records building or "Dragnet" building will be the skylines that identify LA.
LOLOLOL Dragnet was like 40 years ago.

Do you see either of those building in this Skyline?


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