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Old 12-30-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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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.

Montreal have some noticeable landmarks

The Biosphère
Olympic stadium
Habitat 67
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Ahem... The ASTRODOME?
I just mentioned it a few pages back. Did everyone just completely forget about this place?
It looks like it could be anywhere. It's just a concrete dome, even Tacoma, WA has one of those. It doesn't scream Houston! It really isn't that remarkable.

Montreal has a dome stadium, and though I don't care for any of them it has more of a trademark look to it where it can be identified as "That's Montreal"!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canuckistan/4571995869/
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Houston has a few buildings downtown that scream Houston. BOA is one. Pennzoil used to be one. Continental another, and enron. That group of buildings viewed from the west is a landmark by itself. Easily identifiable as Houston.

Houston also has the San Jacinto monument, Williams tower, astrodome, NASA...
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Houston has a few buildings downtown that scream Houston. BOA is one. Pennzoil used to be one. Continental another, and enron. That group of buildings viewed from the west is a landmark by itself. Easily identifiable as Houston.

Houston also has the San Jacinto monument, Williams tower, astrodome, NASA...
Yes Houston has some very distinctive buildings in its skyline, especially that bronze colored terraced and angled dimensional one (BofA tower?). The astrodome has no distinctive identity to it that says only in Houston.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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I'll give Houston the Astrodome and the Space Center, but skyscrapers, as awesome as they are, are really only recognizable by those who are interested in them. I would recognize them, but most people wouldn't. The Empire State building and others are exceptions, but still, a lot of people don't know and unfortunately don't care.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:37 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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It looks like it could be anywhere. It's just a concrete dome, even Tacoma, WA has one of those. It doesn't scream Houston! It really isn't that remarkable.

Montreal has a dome stadium, and though I don't care for any of them it has more of a trademark look to it where it can be identified as "That's Montreal"!
Montreal Olympic Stadium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
They really don't look the same.... And neither does the Tacoma Dome.

I think you're not taking in what this stadium has been. It's hosted All-Star Games, "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, Selena's last concert, a Wrestlemania, it was a major shelter for refugees during Katrina, and it was THE FIRST DOMED BASEBALL PARK. Even though it may not seem like it here, I'm sure a lot of people can look at that and say, that's the HOUSTON Astrodome.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Baltimore has no notable big landmarks.

Fort McHenry?
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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It looks like it could be anywhere. It's just a concrete dome, even Tacoma, WA has one of those. It doesn't scream Houston! It really isn't that remarkable.

Montreal has a dome stadium, and though I don't care for any of them it has more of a trademark look to it where it can be identified as "That's Montreal"!
Montreal Olympic Stadium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I'm sure that Tacoma and even other cities have stadiums similar to Houston's, but I would bet you a decent sum of money that if you showed a picture of the Tacoma dome to a group of people most of them would say Houston. Same with our own Metrodome. There's plenty of inflated stadiums throughout the continent, but the Metrodome is the famous one, even though there are others.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Fort McHenry?
I've lived within 2 hours of Baltimore my entire life and never heard of it. When I think of Baltimore, I think Inner Harbor.
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I'm sure that Tacoma and even other cities have stadiums similar to Houston's, but I would bet you a decent sum of money that if you showed a picture of the Tacoma dome to a group of people most of them would say Houston. Same with our own Metrodome. There's plenty of inflated stadiums throughout the continent, but the Metrodome is the famous one, even though there are others.
The Metrodome is probably the most infamous. The Astrodome is the most famous inflatable.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Phoenix is the biggest American city with absolutely no recognizable landmark. Or skyline, for that matter.
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