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Old 03-05-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Lol BA looks really cool Sophie! Probably the city in South America i'd like to visit the most.

Yeah of course the Washington Monument came to mind too but then I realised that there have been many copies of the ancient obelisk over time.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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Postdamer Platz is Berlin's version of Times Square. It is no Times Square, though. I wasn't very impressed.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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London and toronto are the only cities in the world that have anythin gcomparable to times square.
Tokyo has three different Times Squares, with Shibuya Crossing being perhaps even more impressive.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:45 AM
 
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Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. It's not a square, but it remains grandiose nevertheless.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:04 AM
 
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in Australia it used to be King Cross in Sydney
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=k...w=1440&bih=712

But after the lockout laws in Sydney and gentrification, I think Australia's times square version is Federation Square in Melbourne.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=f...Hv0gnG_IAvVSXM
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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in Australia it used to be King Cross in Sydney
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=k...w=1440&bih=712

But after the lockout laws in Sydney and gentrification, I think Australia's times square version is Federation Square in Melbourne.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=f...Hv0gnG_IAvVSXM
This building in Federation Square is ugly as a draft oft the hell.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Toronto has Dundas Square. Just like Times Square, it's mostly tourists who congregate there.
Yeah Dundas square is full of tourist and religious weirdos.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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This building in Federation Square is ugly as a draft oft the hell.
At ground level the whole square and buildings have a unique look and cohesive appeal. It so distinct from its surrounds that its almost a pleasant distraction form the late 20th and 21st century concrete and steel towers that dominate the city. And the square itself opens onto the old Flinders Street railway station, which is another "out there" design but from the late 19th century.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Toronto - Dundas Square
Stockholm - Plattan (sergelstorg)
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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in Australia it used to be King Cross in Sydney
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=k...w=1440&bih=712
There's a big lit up Coke sign there but it isn't really a Times Square kind of place. Funny enough Sydney doesn't seem to have any public squares or areas you can truly call the centre of town. Pitt Street Mall? Martin Place? George Street? Or if it's about gathering places, then maybe Darling Harbour?
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