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View Poll Results: Which has more famous landmarks (vote for one city and one metro):
L.A. city 63 43.45%
Chicago city 54 37.24%
L.A. metro 87 60.00%
Chicago metro 15 10.34%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 145. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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You have to remember, it was earlier in the day for Angelenos as 9/11 happened. It was 7AM when the towers collapsed and many people had not even arrived for the standard 8AM work day. I do know that Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated around noon and shut down as three of the flights that were used were destined for LAX.

Most of the employers in downtown L.A. told their workers to go home. Business had barely gotten going by 8AM Pacific Time (11 AM in NYC and DC) and we were well aware by then of the tragedy that happened and most downtown L.A. towers closed for the day.
umm every airport in america was shutdown for several days, that describes everywhere usa. but yes west coast had something to do with it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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umm every airport in america was shutdown for several days, that describes everywhere usa. but yes west coast had something to do with it.
The difference was LAX terminals were evacuated on 9/11 as they feared bombs or a plane crash into terminal buildings at LAX. Same thing happened in San Francisco, the destination of United 93. All planes were grounded at 9:26AM by the government. If you were on a flight from Miami to Seattle for example and they made the ground stop landing in Denver when all flights were ordered to land, the passengers were held in the terminal by the airlines until further notice. At LAX all those passengers had to be evacuated from the terminal. Literally thousands and thousand of passengers were seen walking down the roads away from the airport and on buses being evacuated to nearby hotels because they determined it was "not safe" to hold passengers in the terminal buildings on 9/11 like other airports did. Of course, all airports were shut down for flights over the next several days, but not all of them had to evacuate their terminal buildings.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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i think people would confuse Chicago's skyline with NYC's. I showed somebody a picture of the Sears Tower and asked them what city was it in, their answer: New York.

LA easily has more recognizable landmarks: hollywood sign, walk of fame, the staples center, the streets lined with tall palm trees, Rodeo Drive.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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LA! Without a doubt.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Los Angeles
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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American culture emanates from either New York or Los Angeles. What the world knows about America is highly influenced by these two cities. Even the Taliban knows America thru what they see on television and the movies [and why they have plotted to attack LA since they see it as the center of "sinful" American immorality]. That's what America exports to the world. Chicago is hardly know outside America. And those who recognize the name Chicago would likely not be able to pick it out from pictures of the Sears Tower or Lake Michigan. But Los Angeles\ Hollywood is quickly understood as "America" both nationally and internationally.
You mean Latin America.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago =)
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Agreed that Chicago for city proper and LA for metro
This list is from the most recognizable to least
Chicago:
Sears Tower
Millenium Park
Navy Pier
The el
John Hancock
Wrigley Field
Picasso
Water Tower
Trump Tower
Michigan Ave Bridge (I can't remember the name)
Smurfit Stone Building
Aon Center


LA:
Hollywood sign
US Bank Tower
Kodak Theatre
Nokia Theatre

By number, LA beats Chicago
By number of more well known landmarks, probably Chicago
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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^Agreed
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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You mean Latin America.
I see you stay consistent & going racist is just part of your persona. Too bad you can't win an argument based on merit.

The world knows America by what is produced and broadcast from Los Angeles. Chicago comes in second as usual = the 2nd city behind the huge shadow cast by New York and LA.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Agreed that Chicago for city proper and LA for metro
This list is from the most recognizable to least
Chicago:
Sears Tower
Millenium Park
Navy Pier
The el
John Hancock
Wrigley Field
Picasso
Water Tower
Trump Tower
Michigan Ave Bridge (I can't remember the name)
Smurfit Stone Building
Aon Center


LA:
Hollywood sign
US Bank Tower
Kodak Theatre
Nokia Theatre

By number, LA beats Chicago
By number of more well known landmarks, probably Chicago
With all due respect who in the world knows what the Smurfit Stone Building is? Those landmarks may be well known to people who live in the Midwest but most are totally unknown outside the nation and probably outside Illinois.
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