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Old 09-06-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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The city hall is probably the most famous landmark!
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Michigan Central Station is just about in every form of media whenever there's mention of Detroit and is often the summarization of the state of the city and it's fall from it's heyday. It was last used in the 1980s and closed due to low passenger volume and high maintenance costs. On December 26th, 2013, the building will be 100 years old.



Another equally notorious vacant landmark is the Packard Automotive Plant which was last used in 1958. It's larger than most modern skyscrapers by square footage and is about a half mile in length. Much like the above building, it's the default image most people (or at least Americans) have of the city of Detroit and is usually used in the media as a symbol of America's industrial fall. The car company that operated here stopped producing cars because of a lack of demand for their brand after WWII. Ironically, it was the Big 3 (Ford, Chrysler, and GM) that drove them out of business with outcompeting sales. Either way, it left one of the largest abandoned buildings in the world.

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And probably lastly, the 3rd most famous landmark is the Ren Cen which is kind of the complete opposite of the first two landmark by being a lot more modern and, more importantly, not vacant. Though it is equally large by it's own standards. It's usually representative of Detroit's current economy being that it's the corporate HQ for General Motors. It's also the tallest building in the city and the state.


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Old 09-08-2013, 04:46 AM
 
Location: 53179
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The city hall is probably the most famous landmark!
Håller helt med :-)

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Old 09-08-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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I live in Washington DC so it is a tough call. I'll let you guys decide

Maybe it's the Capitol Building


Maybe it's the White House


Maybe it's the Washington Monument


Maybe it's the Lincoln Memorial


Or maybe it's the Jefferson Memorial


Or we could just say the National Mall in general


If you haven't bee to DC and are looking to come, I recommend coming around the 4th of July or Cherry Blossom Festival, there are huge crowds but it is worth it
(Photos from Wikipedia.org)
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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Houses of Parliament



Buckingham Palace



London eye



The shard and Tower bridge




Piccadilly circus

http://fc55.deviantart.com/fs33/f/20...by_couleur.jpg

St Pauls cathedral

http://www.willpearson.co.uk/stock/i...ium_Bridge.jpg
I think most people would say that Big Ben is the obvious symbol of London and probably the most internationally recognized of all the photos you posted
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Is Big Ben technically a part of the Houses of Parliament though?
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The Alamo! is in the town I live now
and the town I'm from is the capital of Texas and has the famous University of Texas
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, the pictures everyone have posted are gorgeous!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: 53179
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I live in Washington DC so it is a tough call. I'll let you guys decide

Maybe it's the Capitol Building


Maybe it's the White House


Maybe it's the Washington Monument


Maybe it's the Lincoln Memorial


Or maybe it's the Jefferson Memorial


Or we could just say the National Mall in general


If you haven't bee to DC and are looking to come, I recommend coming around the 4th of July or Cherry Blossom Festival, there are huge crowds but it is worth it
(Photos from Wikipedia.org)
Capital building for me

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