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Old 06-04-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Would it be...

The Palace of the Governors
Inn and Spa at Loretto
Loretto Chapel
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Taos Pueblo
Georgia O'Keefe's house
El Santurario de Chimayo
San Jose de Gracia
Hyatt Downtown Albuquerque
The Pit

My vote would be the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe. However, the Inn and Spa at Loretto is probably the most photographed hotel in the state. I believe The Pit would also be a landmark in itself.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Lincoln County Jail
Any of the old places at Acoma.
Those are just a couple off the top of my head.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Famous to whom? International? National? New Mexicans? When a friend visited from PA he had to see the Roswell UFO Museum (and Research Center I'd say that's a national famous place due to media. If Internationally famous I'd guess it was Chaco Canyon or the pueblos. What is The Pit and why would it be famous?
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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What is The Pit and why would it be famous?
The Pit is where the University of New Mexico Basketball team plays. Formerly it was known as University Arena and 2009 it was change to The Pit which was its nick name. It is called the pit because of how it is constructed. You walk in the doors and walk down to your seats. It has been ranked and referred to one of the best sporting venues in the country due to the loyal fans and the noise that is generated since it is built into the ground.

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The arena has been praised by many different sources. Basketball writer John Feinstein once likened a visiting team's experience in The Pit to "watching Roman gladiators emerging into a wall of sound".[4] During the 1988–89 season, The Pit registered a crowd at 118 decibels, for the loudest crowd in the country, two decibels ahead of Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.[5] (Some sources have claimed that the arena has been as loud as 125 decibels at times.) In 1999, Sports Illustrated listed the Top Twenty Sporting Venues of the Century, and The Pit came in 13th, ahead of such locations as Daytona International Speedway, Notre Dame Stadium, St. Andrews Golf Course and the Rose Bowl.[3]
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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oh, and it held what many consider one of the most memorable NCAA championship game ever played. 1983 NC State vs. Houston.

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The Pit hosted the 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament Final Four, which was the scene of a memorable championship game upset by North Carolina State over heavily favored Houston. The video clip of NC State coach Jim Valvano running around the court at the end of the game documents one of the most famous moments in NCAA basketball history and is now a staple of Final Four television coverage.[6]
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I think if you held up flashcards of buildings to the average American from back east, the ones that they would be identified most quickly as (1)New Mexico and (2) by name would be Taos Pueblo and the Palace of the Governors. Someday, maybe the Spaceport?
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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The Pit is where the University of New Mexico Basketball team plays. Formerly it was known as University Arena and 2009 it was change to The Pit which was its nick name. It is called the pit because of how it is constructed. You walk in the doors and walk down to your seats. It has been ranked and referred to one of the best sporting venues in the country due to the loyal fans and the noise that is generated since it is built into the ground.

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That explains it. I come from a family that watch/play/coach sports but I'm not in the least interested in sports. Thanks for explaining--sounds like an interesting place to see (when it's empty.)
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I would say it is either the Palace of the Governors, the St. Francis Basilica, Taos Pueblo, San Francisco de Asis Church, or Albuquerque Plaza.

If we were to stretch the definition of 'building' a little I would also include the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Acoma Pueblo as candidates.

For natural features it would probably be between Shiprock, White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Isn't the Alamo in San Antonio?

Joking
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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GregW - nope, it's in Alamogordo.
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