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Old 01-18-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The famous Coca-Cola sign in King's Cross, Sydney, is really the only example of such a large example of a PERMANENT multi-national advertising billboard in Australia. For some reason, this always made me think that Sydney is the only truly 'global' city in Australia.

Great world cities like NYC, LA, London, Paris, Madrid, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires all seem to have these permanent billboards. Maybe not all great cities have them, but it seems to be one sign (no pun intended!) that a city is highly globalised.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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They just put em in areas with alot of pedestrian traffic. In Los Angeles i remember they would have huge advertisements on the sides of buildings along side the freeways which was pretty interesting.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Not really it just says the area is more permissive in terms of billboard laws. You can drive down a highway in rural parts of South Carolina and Missouri and see TONS of billboards with international brands like McDonalds, Holiday Inn, KFC etc etc.

Speaking of large permanent signs though I have a problem with the Citgo logo in Boston at Fenway Park. CItgo is owned by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela but then Boston IS is a liberal city.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In São Paulo, the former mayor Gilberto Kassab has forbidden it by law. Currently there are no billboards nor neon pieces in São Paulo.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Not really it just says the area is more permissive in terms of billboard laws. You can drive down a highway in rural parts of South Carolina and Missouri and see TONS of billboards with international brands like McDonalds, Holiday Inn, KFC etc etc.

Speaking of large permanent signs though I have a problem with the Citgo logo in Boston at Fenway Park. CItgo is owned by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela but then Boston IS is a liberal city.
Yep. Here in Chicago, I believe there is a law against certain signs on Michigan Avenue, which is the major draw shopping street. I know last year they were thinking about passing a law allowing some, but you won't see them there even though the mile or so strip of street attracts somewhere between 20-25 million visitors per year to it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm always amazed at the commentators constantly hammering how beautiful the (insert this year's name) Stadium in San Francisco is, with it's giant coke bottle hanging above the bleachers and the huge smiley-face cartoon cars on the left field wall.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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Jacksonville, Florida had some on Beach blvd. (maybe not anymore). Does that make it a global city?
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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American just has a lot of billboards in general.

I'm talking about neon signs, that light up at night and sometimes move.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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There are many european cities without these billboards. In most of Paris, Milan and Rome, for exemple, we don't find them.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: NYC/D.C.
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American just has a lot of billboards in general.

I'm talking about neon signs, that light up at night and sometimes move.
I meant to say neon signs.

But anyways, I see them all the time in rural American towns and small cites in Europe. Also, as said before, there are some larger global cities without them. So the answer to you question is no.
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