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Old 05-04-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Without looking at a picture of the Golden Gate bridge, tell me how it differs from a textbook suspension bridge. It was opened 80 years ago, so a person would have to be in his 90s for it to be in anyone's living memory.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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Without looking at a picture of the Golden Gate bridge, tell me how it differs from a textbook suspension bridge. It was opened 80 years ago, so a person would have to be in his 90s for it to be in anyone's living memory.
I would say that it's color and location set it apart. Perhaps it's hard to explain it from a technical point of view, but there's something about it that screams unique. Just like the Empire State Building, I mentioned previously. There are plenty of suspension bridges and art deco buildings around the world, but both structures are easily identifiable.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:31 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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SO what is wrong with the Burj Khalifa or the Gherkin? They are both instantly recognisable.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The Sydney Opera House and Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum would be on my list. Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona was started in 1882 and not yet finished so it counts. If you have seen one tall building you have likely seen them all...just pick one. Hoover Dam and Golden Gate Bridge are iconic (for Americans) but have mostly passed out of living memory. The Gateway Arch is recognizable for Americans at least and not too old and was an engineering marvel when built. The Space Needle in Seattle might have been one of the first of its kind (?) but there are others now. The Millau Viaduct in France deserves inclusion as the world's highest bridge (at 1125 ft.) and almost 900 ft. above the river and 8000 ft across. Sadly, the Chunnel is not recognizable, a drawback of being a tunnel. I might include the London Eye. The Pentagon is ugly but recognizable and dates from the 1940s.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, USA
Empire State Building - NYC, USA
Burj Khalifa - Dubai, UAE
Willis Tower (Sears Tower) - Chicago, USA

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Old 05-04-2018, 10:21 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Hollywood sign. Helps that you can guess where it's from if you see a picture of it (it's from Hollywood).
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei 101
Thatís ridiculous.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Thatís ridiculous.
How?
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Hollywood sign. Helps that you can guess where it's from if you see a picture of it (it's from Hollywood).
I thought of that too, but it's been there for 95 years.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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With an asterisk, I nominate the Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin, which has existed recognizably in its present bombed-out form since 1943, as a monument to the destruction of WWII. Since the 1970s, the church includes the modern addition added to it for contrast. The original church dates to the 1890s.
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