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Old 02-15-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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And there's PNC Park

True, but at one point there was Three Rivers Stadium and now it is gone. I really try not to use sports complexes because it seems like every 50 years or so they tear them down (i.e The Civic Arena "Igloo")
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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By metro size, I'd say Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Minneapolis.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Houston
Phoenix
Atlanta

Dallas don't count cause it has that recognizable skyscraper-ball thing
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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You had me til you mentioned Honolulu which pretty much looks like every coastal resort city in the world. I've never heard of Diamondhead til now also.
I thought Diamondhead was a suburb of Biloxi on the Gulf Coast.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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I disagree with those listing the Willis Tower for Chicago. I'd presume that most don't know the Hancock building from the Willis Tower. I wonder if Married With Children has made Buckingham Fountain recognizable. How recognizable is Cloud Gate (the Bean) is as a Chicago landmark?

How many of you know of the Memphis Pyramid?

I agree that the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, and the Hollywood sign are the most well known. While the Gateway Arch is identifiable, I wonder if people know that it is in St. Louis.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:38 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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San Jose, Phoenix.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Dallas has Big Tex

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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I'm assuming landmarks are things that you could show an American a picture and they could tell you what city it's in (or at least the state). It can't just be something that people within in the city know about. So if these are landmarks:

New York - Statue of Liberty
DC - White House, Capitol Building
Los Angeles - the 'Hollywood' sign
St. Louis - St. Louis Arch
Chicago - Willis (Sears) Tower
Las Vegas - The Strip, "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign
Philadelphia - The Liberty Bell
South Dakota - Mount Rushmore
Seattle - Space Needle
SF - Golden Gate

Then Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, Minneapolis, Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Denver, Tampa, New Orleans, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indy etc. all don't have readily identifiable landmarks. New Orleans does have the French Quarter, but that's more of a destination, like Disney World.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Dallas has Big Tex
That's only 1 month out of the year & people outside of Texas wouldn't have a clue who Big Tex is.
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