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Old 10-04-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Definitely not overseas, but I always thought that Reunion tower was recognizable to most Americans. Even if a lot of people misidentify it as Union tower or call it the ball on a stick.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Definitely not overseas, but I always thought that Reunion tower was recognizable to most Americans. Even if a lot of people misidentify it as Union tower or call it the ball on a stick.
Never heard of it .
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Never heard of it .
Me either! I just looked it up. Not only have I never heard of it, I don't think I've ever seen it before either.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Great quiz! I missed 3 I think. My computer kept locking up, so I didn't get to finish. What was that big eggplant thing in the city?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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I got 26/30 but I think two of the other four I had an idea of. Good quiz.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Great quiz! I missed 3 I think. My computer kept locking up, so I didn't get to finish. What was that big eggplant thing in the city?
Are you talking about Cloud Gate? A.k.a The Bean? I take it you've never been to Chicago.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Are you talking about Cloud Gate? A.k.a The Bean? I take it you've never been to Chicago.
Yes, that was it. I HAVE been to Chicago, but not since the mid-1990s. I never heard of Cloud Gate.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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28 for me. I knew the house was Frank Loyd Wright, but had no idea of the name. And Iíve seen the stone carving before (not in person), but had zero clue of what itís called. While I went there as a teen, I had to look up the spelling for Jeffersonís home becaue I butchered it so bad my phone wouldnít auto fill it, lol (I donít want to give away any answers). I will say there was one I only knew because people talk about it like everyone should know it so I looked it up awhile back. Itís in a city Iíve been to plenty, but had no idea because it didnít exist when I went there the majority of my visits during my college years. Whatís crazy is Iíve been to that city since its been there and still had no idea. Great quiz, thanks for posting.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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In addition to the obvious ones listed by the OP, I think any reasonably well-travelled/well-read American should be able to match the following cities with their most famous landmark:

1. Independence Hall (Philadelphia)
2. Gateway Arch (Saint Louis)
3. The Alamo (San Antonio)
4. Space Needle (Seattle)
5. St. Louis Cathedral/Jackson Sq. (New Orleans)
6. Churchill Downs (Louisville)
7. The Washington Monument (District of Columbia)
8. Faneuil Hall (Boston)
9. Fremont St./Golden Nugget Casino at night (Las Vegas)
10. LDS Temple (Salt Lake City)
1. They know the name but do they know what it looks like?
2. Probably because it's completely unique.
3. Again, the name but maybe not what it looks like.
4. I live here so not a good judge. But nothing else looks like it, vs. the many ball-on-stick or three-floor-circle-on-stick copies.
5. Never heard of it. That's saying something. I've even been to NO.
6. I guess for horse racing fans? Seems like a niche thing.
7. Agreed.
8. Doubt it. Fairly usual-looking building.
9. Not a chance.
10. Maybe in top 200, but maybe not.

I'm very skeptical of the fame of any building. People just don't know buildings the way people on CD do. Some would be above most of these examples in the US alone...a few include the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State (though confused with Chrysler etc.), LA Police HQ, the Pentagon....
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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1. They know the name but do they know what it looks like?
2. Probably because it's completely unique.
3. Again, the name but maybe not what it looks like.
4. I live here so not a good judge. But nothing else looks like it, vs. the many ball-on-stick or three-floor-circle-on-stick copies.
5. Never heard of it. That's saying something. I've even been to NO.
6. I guess for horse racing fans? Seems like a niche thing.
7. Agreed.
8. Doubt it. Fairly usual-looking building.
9. Not a chance.
10. Maybe in top 200, but maybe not.

I'm very skeptical of the fame of any building. People just don't know buildings the way people on CD do. Some would be above most of these examples in the US alone...a few include the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State (though confused with Chrysler etc.), LA Police HQ, the Pentagon....
I will agree with mhays25 on most of these.

As I posted earlier, The Space Needle is unique and doesn't look like other similar towers in North America. Think, "The Jetsons", which was modeled after the Space Needle.

The Golden Nugget in downtown Vegas is historic, but probably is about the 10th most famous sign/landmark in the city today.

LDS Temple is perhaps more top 75 than top200, but I lived in Eastern Idaho for awhile and was completely aware of this SLC landmark.
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