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Old 01-10-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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As a companion thread to another one on the opposite side, which cities have the most identified landmarks?

Here are mine:

1. New York City...Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building

2. San Francisco...Golden Gate Bridge

3. Seattle...The Space Needle

4. Chicago...Willis (former Sears) Tower and the Hancock Building

5. St. Louis...The Arch
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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Top 5 seem right to me

6. Philadelphia...Liberty Bell and "Rocky" steps

7. DC...Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument and Capital Building

8. Los Angeles...Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood sign

I tried hard to reach 10, but was unable.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Houston has that one dome that hosted an all-star game and looks like all the other domes; and Houston has that one stadium that hosted a Super Bowl, and Houston has that famous I-10/I-45 stack interchange. Houston should probably have been ranked first, actually.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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This again? Didn't we already have this discussion last week?

Anyways, I nominate Providence, RI for the Giant Termite landmark for the exterminator company as seen from I-95. An honorable # 1 landmark!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/image415/153628085/
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11598

or how about the giant Pedro in South of the Border, SC?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrysti/223014351/
right up there in the ranks of the Golden Gate Bridge or St. Louis Arch

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Houston has that one dome that hosted an all-star game and looks like all the other domes; and Houston has that one stadium that hosted a Super Bowl, and Houston has that famous I-10/I-45 stack interchange. Houston should probably have been ranked first, actually.
At first I was thinking of a snarky reply to this, but then...



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This again? Didn't we already have this discussion last week?
Nope, last week was about the top cities WITHOUT a landmark. This one is the top cities WITH a landmark.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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Las Vegas and Chicago are also fairly easily recognizable.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Las Vegas and Chicago are also fairly easily recognizable.
Chicago is #4. I was tempted to make the Vegas Strip #9 on my list, but I didn't want to hear the nay sayers claiming some mountain in Denver is more of a Landmark than the Strip.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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I'll be that one guy that gets the whole "tier" thing going.

They aren't in order within the tiers.

Tier one:
New York - Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, etc.
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
St. Louis - Gateway Arch
Seattle - Seattle Space Needle
Los Angeles - Hollywood Sign
Washington, D.C. - Washington Monument, White House, Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial
Orlando - Disney Castle
Chicago - Willis/Sears Tower, Navy Pier

Tier Two -
Philadelphia - Independence Hall, Liberty Bell
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Mall of America
San Antonio - The Alamo
Las Vegas - The Strip, Hoover Dam

Tier Three -
Boston- Fenway Park
Houston - NASA Space Center
New Orleans - Bourbon Street

Of course I forgot some.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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I'll be that one guy that gets the whole "tier" thing going.
"Rocky Steps" yields more google search results than Statue of Liberty and Liberty Bell combined. Just sayin.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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NYC, LA, DC, Chicago, and SF are in the top tier.
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