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Old 05-03-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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What is the most recognizable man-made structure in the world that was built in modern times?

Key definitions:
Recognizable = most people will know what it is when they see a picture of it.
Modern times = built during the memory of people still alive.
Man-made = not a naturally occurring phenomenon

My vote is the St. Louis arch.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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My vote goes to the Sydney Opera House.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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What is the most recognizable man-made structure in the world that was built in modern times?

Key definitions:
Recognizable = most people will know what it is when they see a picture of it.
Modern times = built during the memory of people still alive.
Man-made = not a naturally occurring phenomenon

My vote is the St. Louis arch.
I donít think most people know what the St Louis arch is.

Iíll second the Sydney Opera House.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:53 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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The Burj Khalifa or the Gherkin.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I was also going to say Cristo Redentor of Rio de Janeiro but its debatable if 87 years is living memory considering life expectancy of the most advanced countries is 83 years.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Eiffel Tower Paris
Not living memory.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Not living memory.
OOPS....
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Maybe the Magic Kingdom Castle at Disney World.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Golden Gate Bridge
Empire State Building
One World Trade Center
Sydney Opera House
Taipei 101
Petronas Towers
Burj Khalifa
Mandalay Bay
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Can we consider structures that no longer exist?

I would say the Twin Towers from the World Trade Center, it fits perfectly in all the definitions.

Considering the existing structures, maybe the most recognizable is the Louvre Pyramid or the already mentioned Opera House.
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