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Old 07-08-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Boston and Philly not recognizable? Ehhhh I don't know about that. They are pretty distinct.

 
Old 07-08-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Boston and Philly not recognizable? Ehhhh I don't know about that. They are pretty distinct.
If Boston and Philly's skylines are distinct; than so are Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Miami.

None of these skylines have anything iconic or something that stands out, except Dallas.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Boston and Philly not recognizable? Ehhhh I don't know about that. They are pretty distinct.
They aren't generally recognizable though. To me, the only skylines that I would say are truly recognizable among the general population are NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, the Las Vegas strip, and possibly LA.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I don't know. Boston and Philly have been in lots of movies and TV shows so they have been out there for the general public to see.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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I don't know. Boston and Philly have been in lots of movies and TV shows so they have been out there for the general public to see.
They still don't really have anything in their skylines that make them recognizable like NYC has the Empire State Building (and Twin Towers pre-9/11), Chicago has Sears and John Hancock towers, San Francisco has Transamerica Pyramid and Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle has the Space Needle, and the Vegas strip has...the stuff that makes up the Vegas strip.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Boston has the prudential tower(which I think is ugly), but you can't mistake it for anything else. Philly has the comcast tower and that kinda pointy building.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Boston has the prudential tower(which I think is ugly), but you can't mistake it for anything else. Philly has the comcast tower and that kinda pointy building.
That would be One Liberty Place:

One Liberty Place - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 07-08-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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Boston has the prudential tower(which I think is ugly), but you can't mistake it for anything else. Philly has the comcast tower and that kinda pointy building.
Come on now, be reasonable. Those buildings aren't anywhere near as iconic or storied as the Empire State Building, Sears Tower, Space Needle, etc. Just the very names of those buildings evoke the city they're located in. I mean the Comcast Tower is only 2 or so years old, not even old enough to be an icon (unless we're talking about the Burj Dubai). Seriously, if you're mentioning those buildings, I could throw in the Bank of America Corporate Center here in Charlotte, the AT&T Tower (aka "Batman Building") in Nashville, any one of a handful of towers in Atlanta, etc., and those buildings are only local icons at most.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Come on now, be reasonable. Those buildings aren't anywhere near as iconic or storied as the Empire State Building, Sears Tower, Space Needle, etc. Just the very names of those buildings evoke the city they're located in. I mean the Comcast Tower is only 2 or so years old, not even old enough to be an icon (unless we're talking about the Burj Dubai). Seriously, if you're mentioning those buildings, I could throw in the Bank of America Corporate Center here in Charlotte, the AT&T Tower (aka "Batman Building") in Nashville, any one of a handful of towers in Atlanta, etc., and those buildings are only local icons at most.
Doesn't matter how iconic they are. When I see the two blue pointy buildings I instantly know that it's Philly. Same thing for the cylinderish building with the square windows in Boston.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 11:23 PM
 
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Doesn't matter how iconic they are.
Yes it does, since that's really what we're talking about.

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When I see the two blue pointy buildings I instantly know that it's Philly. Same thing for the cylinderish building with the square windows in Boston.
I'm talking about the general population, not those of us who frequent this subforum. We tend to be nerds about that sort of thing. Show some random person at work tomorrow a skyline picture of Philly and Boston. Unless they're into that sort of thing like we tend to be or are from there, I'll bet they would have no idea what cities those were.
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