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Old 01-24-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Most Americans can't point out their state capital on a map, and we expect them to know random landmarks?

New York and maybe Washington qualify here, and that's it.

You're asking the average American to recognize ten landmarks in random cities. Think about it.
Great point.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Hmm.. I doubt most Americans know anything about New Orleans outside of Bourbon St. and that's most likely if the snapshot showed partying and beads. Unfortunately, a weather forecast map showing Hurricane Katrina would probably be better recognized for NO.
I argue that most Americans know Magazine St, shotgun houses, Mardi Gras, French Quarter, and Magazine St by name if not by picture.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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I argue that most Americans know Magazine St, shotgun houses, Mardi Gras, French Quarter, and Magazine St by name if not by picture.
I recognize 2 OF THE 5. And I was there once for Mardi Gras. But it was 63 years ago.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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I argue that most Americans know Magazine St, shotgun houses, Mardi Gras, French Quarter, and Magazine St by name if not by picture.
Mardi Gras and French quarter probably.. the rest, I doubt it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:23 PM
 
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Pittsburgh

Monongahela Incline

Duquesne Incline

Heinz Feild

PNC Park

Point State Park

Three Sisters Bridges

Mt. Washington overlook

Andy Warhol Museum

Cathedral of Learning

US Steel tower

PPG Place
I don't think so. Good try, though.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Pittsburgh

Monongahela Incline

Duquesne Incline

Heinz Feild

PNC Park

Point State Park

Three Sisters Bridges

Mt. Washington overlook

Andy Warhol Museum

Cathedral of Learning

US Steel tower

PPG Place
I have been there multiple times. I would recognize the tower of ignorance and the ball field though I doubt I could pick either out of a pictorial line up.

I was actually snow bound between the ball park and the school when I was around 10. Rescued by the police.Made the local paper.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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San Antonio

1. The Alamo
2. The Riverwalk
3. Tower of Americas
4. San Antonio Missions National Park Unesco World Heritage site
5. San Fernando Cathedral @ Main Plaza oldest in nation
6. The Alamodome
7. Pearl Brewery District
8. King William District Mansions
9. San Antonio River Barge
10. Illuminated horse drawn carriages
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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How many American cities can pass the "Ten Places Test"? The answer is: precious few.

And what exactly is the "Ten Places Test"? Glad you asked. For any given city, locate ten places that if you showed them to most people, they would recognize the city in question. And they would recognize it for what is right in front of them.....even without the background that might, for example, show the city's skyline.

I'll give an example: San Francisco. SF easily passes the ten places test:

01 Golden Gate Bridge
02 Palace of Fine Arts
03 Lombard Street
04 Fisherman's Wharf
05 Pier 39
06 cable car
07 Transamerica Pyramid
08 Chinatown
09 Alcatraz
10 Painted ladies (victorians) of Alamo Square

I think all ten that I listed would stand up as being eminently recognizable. To me, SF easily passes the test. Every one of the ten above, IMHO, is iconic and people would know where it is.

Take any city of your choosing and put it through the ten places test to see if it stands up.
Only a few of these are recognizable to the average American. I think the Golden Gate Bridge is the most distinct. I've never heard of #2, 5, 7, or 10, and I've been to San Francisco in the past.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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I haven't gone through every page on this thread, so I'm not sure of all of the cities that have been mentioned. It would be interesting to see some larger cities that are not NYC's, CHI's, or DC's. Here are 10 from my city, Charlotte:

1. Bank of America Tower
2. Duke Energy Tower
3. Freedom Park
4. U.S. National Whitewater Center
5. Lake Norman
6. The Metamorphosis Sculpture
7. NASCAR Hall of Fame
8. Duke Mansion
9. Bank of America Stadium
10. Spectrum Arena

Enjoyed reading everyone's posts. Love to hear about some of the other cities with less exposure.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:43 PM
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Location: Miami
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Vulcan Statue
16th Street Baptist Church
Sloss Furnace
Rickwood Field
Kelly Ingram Park
Rainbow Led Tunnel
Railroad Park
Alabama Theatre Sign
Legion Field
Civil Rights Institute

Since it’s Black History Month, some Americans got to know a few of these places right? lol
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