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Old 07-07-2009, 01:33 AM
 
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No, it's because most Americans have little sense of geography, much less skylines.
LOL so true

 
Old 07-07-2009, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Actually I think Atlanta stands out particularly because it is featured in media a lot.Through CNN,Tyler Perry Productions,countless music videos(especially the hip-hop ones).It has several distinctive buildings.
191 Peachtree
The Westin
The 2 really make people recognize instantly .Not on Chicago or NYC level but nonetheless recognizable.

I think most people could recognize Atlanta's before say Boston,Baltimore and maybe Philly
 
Old 07-07-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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I think most people could recognize Atlanta's before say Boston,Baltimore and maybe Philly
You must be dreaming
 
Old 07-07-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Unless a city has a very unique landmark, such as Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Sears Tower, etc., most people would not recognize one city skyline from another.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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You must be dreaming
UHGG.....you again!!LOL
 
Old 07-07-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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No, it's because most Americans have little sense of geography, much less skylines.
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because many people out there in our country don't have maps.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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It is because southern cities are not as popular as the northern cities.
Then why are southern cities/metros seeing such rapid growth?
 
Old 07-07-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Then why are southern cities/metros seeing such rapid growth?
Here is your answer

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Houston would be a recognizable skyline if it got more publicity. People can't recognize something if there not expose to it constantly like they are to LA and NYC.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Then why are southern cities/metros seeing such rapid growth?
Only Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte are really experiencing rapid growth. Many "deep south" cities like Jackson, Memphis, and Little Rock are actually declining.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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Here is your answer
I see now. People are moving there because of a lack of publicity. Thank you for your shedding light on the topic.

Anyways. To answer the OP question, I think the usual answers you'd find. Coming of age in a suburban time. Aversion to urbanity/density, etc.
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