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Old 06-14-2007, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Museum, post office, theme building, skyscraper, city hall..
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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Museum, post office, theme building, skyscraper, city hall..
Oh, that's gotta be NY or DC . . . Maybe SF with the Golden Gate . . .
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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DC, NY and San Fran
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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St. Louis arch. That's a monument, though, if that counts.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Most recognizable has to be New York, followed behind DC...

New York:
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Station
Central Park
Ellis Island
George Washington Bridge
Queens bridge
The FlatIron Building
Im sure there's more

DC:
White House
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument
The Pentagon
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:14 AM
 
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Most recognizable has to be New York, followed behind DC...

New York:
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Station
Central Park
Ellis Island
George Washington Bridge
Queens bridge
The FlatIron Building
Im sure there's more

DC:
White House
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument
The Pentagon
I agree with those (except you left out the Capitol Building for D.C.). Third would be San Francisco:

Golden Gate Bridge
Transamerica Pyramid
Coit Tower
Oakland Bay Bridge
Victorian Houses on Alamo Square
Bank of America Building

Followed by Chicago:
-Sears Tower
-John Hancock Buildling
-Water tower on Michigan Ave.
-Wrigley Bldg. on Michigan Ave.

Then Seattle:
-Space Needle
-Smith Tower
-Union Station clock tower (a.k.a. "Little Ben")
-Columbia Tower
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:44 AM
 
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I would say Seattle.

When one turns on tv to a news event or tv show, the Space Needle immediately tells you it is filmed in Seattle.
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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I would say Seattle.

When one turns on tv to a news event or tv show, the Space Needle immediately tells you it is filmed in Seattle.
Sorry, I think the Saint Louis Arch is much more recognizable than the Space Needle. Other cities around the world also have big ugly space needle things in their downtowns other than Seattle (even little Gatlinburg TN), but only Saint Louis has a huge arch.

I think DC and NY are hard to beat for having the largest number of recognizable architectural structures. I think Chicago would be a distant third, or maybe San Francisco. Thanks to all the movies and TV shows filmed in L.A., I bet a lot of Americans would recognize many of L.A.'s more distinctive structures, too, although they may not know what they are.

Since the vast majority of Americans couldn't tell the difference between San Francisco's BOA Tower or Charlotte's BOA Tower or Atlanta's BOA Tower (or even care that there are so many BOA towers) I think it comes down to the number of historical structures and not new skyscrapers that a city has.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:14 AM
 
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Ditto with JMT. You beat me to the punch.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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Originally Posted by noid_1985
Most recognizable has to be New York, followed behind DC...

New York:
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Station
Central Park
Ellis Island
George Washington Bridge
Queens bridge
The FlatIron Building
Im sure there's more

DC:
White House
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument
The Pentagon

I agree with those (except you left out the Capitol Building for D.C.). Third would be San Francisco:

Golden Gate Bridge
Transamerica Pyramid
Coit Tower
Oakland Bay Bridge
Victorian Houses on Alamo Square
Bank of America Building

Followed by Chicago:
-Sears Tower
-John Hancock Buildling
-Water tower on Michigan Ave.
-Wrigley Bldg. on Michigan Ave.
Agreed. Though the fifth city is up for debate. Seattle's Space Needle is recognizable, but not to everyone I think.

I think Las Vegas would be #5.
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