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Old 01-09-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What cities can you think of that are strongly represented by a monument or building of some sort??? Here are a few I could think of:

NY - Statue of Liberty; Empire State Building
Philly - Liberty Bell; Independence Hall
St. Louis - Arch
San Francisco - Transamerica building; Coit tower
Chicago - Buckingham Fountain
Washington, DC - Wash. Monument, Capitol, White House
Seattle - Space Needle
Los Angeles - Hollywood sign
Toronto - CN Tower

What others???
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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What cities can you think of that are strongly represented by a monument or building of some sort??? Here are a few I could think of:

NY - Statue of Liberty; Empire State Building
Philly - Liberty Bell; Independence Hall
St. Louis - Arch
San Francisco - Transamerica building; Coit tower
Chicago - Buckingham Fountain
Washington, DC - Wash. Monument, Capitol, White House
Seattle - Space Needle
Los Angeles - Hollywood sign
Toronto - CN Tower

What others???
Alamo - San Antonio
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's not a city, but South Dakota and Mount Rushmore. And I would think The Golden Gate Bridge would be more iconic for SF then Transamerica or Coit Tower.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Chicago - Buckingham Fountain
How could you omit the Sears (Willis) Tower? Blasphemy!

I'll also say the Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge for NYC.

Internationally, there's the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) in Dubai, among many others.

I wouldn't say the general public "strongly" associates these buildings with these cities, but as an urban geek, these come to mind:

RenCen-Detroit
"Batman" (AT&T) Tower-Nashville
State Capitol-Baton Rogue
St. Louis Cathedral-New Orleans
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It's not a city, but South Dakota and Mount Rushmore. And I would think The Golden Gate Bridge would be more iconic for SF then Transamerica or Coit Tower.
Agreed. The Golden Gate Bridge is by far San Francisco's most iconic structure.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Spain
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I would add the US Bank Tower and the Santa Monica Pier (technically in Santa Monica) to Los Angeles.

Also the Chrysler Tower to NYC
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Orlando/Anaheim - Princess Castle
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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How could you omit the Sears (Willis) Tower? Blasphemy!

I'll also say the Chrysler Building and Brooklyn Bridge for NYC.

Internationally, there's the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Big Ben in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) in Dubai, among many others.

I wouldn't say the general public "strongly" associates these buildings with these cities, but as an urban geek, these come to mind:

RenCen-Detroit
"Batman" (AT&T) Tower-Nashville
State Capitol-Baton Rogue
St. Louis Cathedral-New Orleans
Since you mentioned the RenCen for Detroit, I'll have to say the Westin Peachtree for Atlanta. There's also the Tokyo Tower for Tokyo. For Los Angeles, I would say the Hollywood sign is the big symbol, and the U.S. Bank Tower, Capital Records Bldg., and the Chinese Theater.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Don't forget City Hall for Philly.
Philadelphia City Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tallest building in the world from 1901-1908. (Reason for the "Gentlemen's Agreement".)
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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disney castle - orlando
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