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Old 01-26-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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If we're talking specifically about downtown skylines, then I would agree that the downtown LA skyline wouldn't be recognizable to most people outside of the U.S. - and probably to a large number of Americans as well. But honestly the same goes for Seattle.

If people from another country were shown a skyline and photo and asked to identify the U.S. city, LA would probably be one of their first guesses.
I agree. But that's not what the comparison and this thread is about. And based on experience, almost all clueless foreigners guess NYC.

 
Old 04-16-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Unless you include the Hollywood sign, I don't think Los Angeles's skyline is very familiar. Doesn't really have any distinguishable buildings. Same with St. Louis except for the arch. New York, Chicago, D.C. (if you count it as a skyline), San Francisco and Seattly are probably the top 5 for sure.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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If you did a survey, most foreigners will probably only recognize New York, D.C.(White House, Capital Hill, etc.), Chicago cause of it's size and maybe San Fran. Sure they will have heard about other cities, but they would not recognize there skyline for the most part. As others have mentioned, L.A. would only be recognized by the Hollywood sign or walk of fame.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Unless you include the Hollywood sign, I don't think Los Angeles's skyline is very familiar. Doesn't really have any distinguishable buildings. Same with St. Louis except for the arch. New York, Chicago, D.C. (if you count it as a skyline), San Francisco and Seattly are probably the top 5 for sure.
Wow! We pretty much typed the same thing.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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LA doesn't really have a recognizable skyline. The city as a whole is pretty recognizable with the Hollywood sign and all that. But the skyline by itself is not a recognizable thing to foreigners.
 
Old 04-16-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The City
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Honestly after NYC, Chicago and I would also think SF (Transamerica building is very unigue) many other large cities would not be as identifable to those who have never been to those places.

Actually forgot one DC - Wash monument and Capital may be the most known or easily identifiable from a picture etc.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Most foreigners think Chicago is NYC

Didn't you all hear about some country in Europe advertising a trip to NYC and used a picture of the CHICAGO skyline?
 
Old 04-19-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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If a tourist was looking at a picture of Chicago they would more than likely say "is that New York"?
What a typical New Yorker thing to say.

One can tell Chicago from NYC easily, in that Chicago has several colorful buildings in modern styles, where the majority of New York's most prominent are neutral and of 30s-50s style.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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What a typical New Yorker thing to say.

One can tell Chicago from NYC easily, in that Chicago has several colorful buildings in modern styles, where the majority of New York's most prominent are neutral and of 30s-50s style.

I think the Hancock building is one of the most recognizable and city associated there is, simple and elegant and strong all at once
 
Old 04-19-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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(No Order)

NYC
Chicago
Philadelphia
Houston
Miami
Dallas
San Fransisco
Seattle
Atlanta
L.A. maybe?
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