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Old 01-03-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No one has mentioned Cleveland. I think the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could be the most recognizable landmark in the state of Ohio.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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No one has mentioned Cleveland. I think the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame could be the most recognizable landmark in the state of Ohio.
No, I am pretty sure this is the most famous landmark in Ohio

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_egP47Ts4kY.../s1600/TDJ.jpg
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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No, I am pretty sure this is the most famous landmark in Ohio

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_egP47Ts4kY.../s1600/TDJ.jpg
Touchdown Jesus!! I remember driving by that when I was working in Dayton/Cinci.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No, I am pretty sure this is the most famous landmark in Ohio

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_egP47Ts4kY.../s1600/TDJ.jpg
I had no idea that was in Ohio. LOL I tend to stay north of US 30
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Center City
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There have been a number of surprisingly laughable posts assuming the OP means which cities do not have nationally identifiable landmarks. Sports stadiums, brown mountains, shopping malls, local known skyscrapers and sculptures and such are not likely recognized by the average American. My list of landmarks where I feel a random person on the street has a good likelihood of placing them is very limited and includes only the following:

Statue of Liberty - NYC
US Capitol, White House, Washington Monument - Washington DC
Gateway Arch - St Louis
Hollywood sign - LA
GG Bridge - SF
Diamondhead with city skyline - Honolulu
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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There have been a number of surprisingly laughable posts assuming the OP means which cities do not have nationally identifiable landmarks. Sports stadiums, brown mountains, shopping malls, local known skyscrapers and sculptures and such are not likely recognized by the average American. My list of landmarks where I feel a random person on the street has a good likelihood of placing them is very limited and includes only the following:

Statue of Liberty - NYC
US Capitol, White House, Washington Monument - Washington DC
Gateway Arch - St Louis
Hollywood sign - LA
GG Bridge - SF
Diamondhead with city skyline - Honolulu
Fenway park is absolutely identifiable to the average American.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Fenway park is absolutely identifiable to the average American.
Your post would have a lot more credence with me if your CD name was something "kcboss," and you identified yourself as someone who is NOT a sport fan nor has ever been to Boston.

Folks can argue about their local landmarks all they want. I've stated my views. That's it for this thread.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Fenway park is absolutely identifiable to the average American.
The name "Fenway Park" is famous and linked to Boston, but most people are not baseball fans and most baseball fans have seen only the INSIDE of Fenway Park on tv. And the tv is focused on the ball field 99% of the time. Kinda like the arguement a football dome could be a landmark (as defined in this thread), well all the domes look similar, are all the same general shape and configuration and MOST Americans have seen the INSIDE only, unless it is their hometown or state. I had to go online to see a picture of Fenway and nothing about the photos IMMEDIATELY told me it was Boston, and I'm a baseball fan.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:08 AM
 
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The name "Fenway Park" is famous and linked to Boston, but most people are not baseball fans and most baseball fans have seen only the INSIDE of Fenway Park on tv. And the tv is focused on the ball field 99% of the time. Kinda like the arguement a football dome could be a landmark (as defined in this thread), well all the domes look similar, are all the same general shape and configuration and MOST Americans have seen the INSIDE only, unless it is their hometown or state. I had to go online to see a picture of Fenway and nothing about the photos IMMEDIATELY told me it was Boston, and I'm a baseball fan.
the difference is outside of lambeau field almost all football stadiums were build in the last 20 years, and they all look the same (nearly the same capacity, identical field) Fenway is 101 years old and has a unique field layout, and the seats are not radial, the green monster, an the small size of the staduim is totally unique.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Houston and Pheonix must be two of them, I'd guess.
Wrong...

Houston has the tallest building in the world outside of a CBD, the Williams (Transco) Tower. It stands at 901' or 64 stories tall & can be seen up to 30 miles away on a clear day/night. Its powerful 5,000 watt rotating searchlight on top is iconic. It looks like a very tall lighthouse at night guiding in ships across the Gulf Coastal Plains.

Houston also has the tallest monument in the US, the San Jacinto Monument. Its even taller than the Washington Monument in DC.
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