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Old 07-17-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: KC Area
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Do you think the arch is known around the world? St. Louis at one time was known around the world. It hosted the Olympics and World's Fair. If I showed someone in let's say... Argentina, do you think they would have seen it before. What about in Europe? The Arch is definitley a widely reconized monument in America and probably North America. Internationally????
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Do you think the arch is known around the world? St. Louis at one time was known around the world. It hosted the Olympics and World's Fair. If I showed someone in let's say... Argentina, do you think they would have seen it before. What about in Europe? The Arch is definitley a widely reconized monument in America and probably North America. Internationally????
Bump. I am curious myself.

The Arch has been shown in a couple of movies over the years. So I figure there has to be at least some international recognition. It is also pretty unique.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Depends on how educated one is on America.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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i lived in oslo and most people associated st. louis with the arch. some recognized it but didn't know where it was, some had heard of st. louis but didn't know what the arch was. most educated people who see a picture of it will recognize it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Based on my experience while stationed in Germany and interacting with locals, no. St. Louis is just not one of the U.S. cities that registers with most outside the U.S. Many in other countries associate just a handful of well-known cities (NYC, Chicago, Miami, LA, SF, etc.) and geographic areas (e.g. Florida, California) with the U.S. Obviously, someone who is well-educated about the U.S. would likely recognize it, but that doesn't reflect the majority of the population outside the U.S.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Most of my relatives and friends overseas know what the Arch is, Some (not all) are not really sure what city it is in.. Take the Arch away and St. Louis has a very unimpressive skyline.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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The Arch is not even all that well known in the US
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: KC Area
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The Arch is not even all that well known in the US
You can't be serious. The Arch is widely recognized in the US. It is one of the greatest landmarks, if not the greatest in the US. When people think American landmark, they think: Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Gateway Arch. I bet you can ask anyone over the age of 7 and they will tell you what the arch is, and maybe even the city.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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You can't be serious. The Arch is widely recognized in the US. It is one of the greatest landmarks, if not the greatest in the US. When people think American landmark, they think: Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Gateway Arch. I bet you can ask anyone over the age of 7 and they will tell you what the arch is, and maybe even the city.
The Arch is not that well known across the U.S.. You truly think so?
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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I recognize the Gateway Arch, but just because I'm interested in / been to the U.S. I doubt that most people over here would recognize it.
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