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Old 12-30-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Oh and if this thread is about North America in general (I assume US and Canada and not including Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean) I'd say most Canadian cities do not have landmarks. The only cities in Canada I think have noticable landamrks are TOronto and Quebec City. Vancouver looks like Seattle without the Space Needle.

Also Portland, Oregon is devoid of landmarks too. If we are to include the rest of what is technically North America, Cancun and Acapulco have very recognizable skylines and cityscapes, Cancun also has the Tulum ruins in its vicinity. There is the Atlantis Resort in Nassau and the Panana Canal in Panana City plus Aztec ruins outside Mexico City. I guess the Mexico welcome sign in Tijuana counts as a landmark.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Here&There
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Boston
I disagree.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Oh and if this thread is about North America in general (I assume US and Canada and not including Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean) I'd say most Canadian cities do not have landmarks. The only cities in Canada I think have noticable landamrks are TOronto and Quebec City. Vancouver looks like Seattle without the Space Needle.

Also Portland, Oregon is devoid of landmarks too. If we are to include the rest of what is technically North America, Cancun and Acapulco have very recognizable skylines and cityscapes, Cancun also has the Tulum ruins in its vicinity. There is the Atlantis Resort in Nassau and the Panana Canal in Panana City plus Aztec ruins outside Mexico City. I guess the Mexico welcome sign in Tijuana counts as a landmark.
I believe Mt Hood is considered a Portland OR landmark. More recently "The Big Pink" aka The US Bank Building. Possibly "Portlandia" the statue, not the TV show.

These are things tourists always make a point to view and are featured in photographs as representative of the city.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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I'd say Centennial Park and Turner Field are considered landmarks especially the former, plus Stone Mountain which is part of the Atlanta region. I'd probably go with:

San Diego
San Jose
Pittsburgh
Phoenix
Albuquerque
Kansas City
Denver
Milwaukee
Norfolk
Minneapolis
Not sure if this counts as a landmark, but the confluence of the three rivers is pretty iconic.
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Phoenix-Cant think of anything
Houston-Cant think of anything
El Paso-Nothing
Columbus-Nothing
Jacksonville-Beaches possibly but many cities have beaches. Some better so then jacksonville.
When I think of Jackonville, I think of those lighted bridges they have.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Oh and if this thread is about North America in general (I assume US and Canada and not including Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean) I'd say most Canadian cities do not have landmarks. The only cities in Canada I think have noticable landamrks are TOronto and Quebec City. Vancouver looks like Seattle without the Space Needle.
Vancouver looks like Seattle w/o the Space Needle? No... it doesn't. Its got the Stanley Park, the Lions Gate bridge, and even the Science World. The Science World landmark is the kind of art work that Seattle should be looking into creating. A very beautiful, especially at night.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Oh and if this thread is about North America in general (I assume US and Canada and not including Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean).
It's not ... it says U.S.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore has no notable big landmarks.
Baltimore has the white house, Washington monument, Lincoln memorial, US capitol building, the Pentagon.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Houston = the Astrodome (first indoor baseball park ever).... LBJ NASA Space Center.... the former Enron Building
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Those names certainly identify Houston no doubt. Though visually I can't say the buildings themselves aestheticly indentify....This is Houston! Many cities including Houston itself have ditched the dome stadium concept from the 70's, good thing too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Oh and if this thread is about North America in general (I assume US and Canada and not including Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean) I'd say most Canadian cities do not have landmarks. The only cities in Canada I think have noticable landamrks are TOronto and Quebec City. Vancouver looks like Seattle without the Space Needle.
Calgary has one of those observation towers kind of like the Space Needle, though not as aestheticly cool.

Ottawa has the parliament buildings which to me are very distinctively recognizable.

Vancouver doesn't look like Seattle. Look at all those glass boxes that Vancouver has block after block in downtown and I'd say the city cores look very different. Seattle certainly doesn't have anything that looks like this. http://www.flickr.com/photos/design_ev/4747781973/
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I disagree.
Ughhh!!! with all the beautiful architecture in Boston you had to point out that ugly Soviet cold war style monstrosity and one of the ugliest city halls in the country. Dallas has one of those too. I hate that building, and so does the mayor of Boston.
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