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Old 01-13-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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The Strip in Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls should also be added as easily recognizable landmarks to the great majority of Americans.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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The Strip in Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls should also be added as easily recognizable landmarks to the great majority of Americans.
Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are not within major cities. I agree about the strip.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Hoover Dam is probably close enough to Las Vegas to be considered within its area. Same with Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Now, we could argue that Buffalo isn't a major city...

You're right about the Grand Canyon. We should also strike Mount Rushmore from my list.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Though under that criteria every single city in the US has some sort of recognizable landmark--though it might only be identifiable to the people that live in that city or region...

The OP seemed to be going for landmarks that are nationally recognized by a vast majority of the population.
The op just asked for biggest cities wo identifiable landmarks. Didn't say what percentage of people was there criteria.
Houston has landmarks identifiable to tens of millions of people. That is big enough. I think what the op was going for is a city like Phoenix.

I don't think the op was asking for the must identifiably marks, There are dozens of thread s like that. All the op asked for is a city without some thing grand tart you remember after you leave
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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New York City has the Empire State Building.
St. Louis has the Gateway Arch.
San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge.
Toronto has the CN Tower.
Los Angeles has the Hollywood Sign.
etc.

^These are all identifiable landmarks, but what are the 5 biggest cities in North America that do NOT have an identifiable landmark in your opinion?
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Well not identifiable to world because that would be a stretch. But identifiable to the North American population (general public).
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^I think these are much more than minor landmarks.
Clearly the op wasn't looking forthr top give land marks, just cities without anything big
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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If your city does not have a recognizable landmark, it does not mean your city is bad or your city is inferior to the next. Though it is best to at least try to get one. If this is about national identifiable landmark, than the biggest cities that do not have one are:

Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
San Jose
Indianapolis

IMO. This isn't about regional landmarks, right. Transco tower isn't a national landmark. It isnt recognizable nor identifiable. In fact, not many scrapers are except for a few. Heck if Willis tower wasn't as tall as it is, it could have made this list of cities that doesn't have a recognizable landmark. Though you make an argument for grant park. Astrodome is regional, not national. Does have a decent history though. The new Dallas bridge has a chance if thy continue to develop around it as it becomes more popular.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Whats with the houston boasters? Its like as if they think they live in a world class city. And the only city they have with any real culture (san antonio) they ignore and shun because its not dallas or houston. San Antonio's Alamo is a hundred times more known then anything in dallas and houston.

On a different note, why dont we compare cities in canada and mexico?
What was this post really necessary?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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If your city does not have a recognizable landmark, it does not mean your city is bad or your city is inferior to the next. Though it is best to at least try to get one. If this is about national identifiable landmark, than the biggest cities that do not have one are:

Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
San Jose
Indianapolis

IMO. This isn't about regional landmarks, right. Transco tower isn't a national landmark. It isnt recognizable nor identifiable. In fact, not many scrapers are except for a few. Heck if Willis tower wasn't as tall as it is, it could have made this list of cities that doesn't have a recognizable landmark. Though you make an argument for grant park. Astrodome is regional, not national. Does have a decent history though. The new Dallas bridge has a chance if thy continue to develop around it as it becomes more popular.
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
Denver
Portland
Salt Lake City
Indianapolis
Columbus
San Jose
Albuquerque
Tampa (the confederate flag doesn't count in my opinion)
Jacksonville
Raleigh
Charlotte
Memphis (I know the Pyramid but it's not nationally known)
Sacramento
Pittsburgh

Several more cities too but this is what I've got so far.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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America's two top icons:

Statue of Liberty/Empire State Building - NYC
"Hollywood" Sign - LA

Nearly just as iconic:

Golden Gate Bridge - SF
White House - DC

Other landmarks that most people can easily link to a city name:

Victorian architecture - SF (most people can identify this city simply by the pervasive architecture alone)
Liberty Bell - Philly
Space Needle - Seattle
Willis Tower - Chi
French Quarter - New Orleans
Gateway Arch - St. Louis
CN Tower - Toronto
The Strip - Vegas
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Questions like this are heavily favoured towards U.S. posters since most, judging from the comments, don't consider Canada or Mexico etc when asked about North America. Dismissing the CN tower, as some have done, or Vancouver's landmarks, because the majority in the U.S. don't a clue about these places proves that.

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