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Old Posted Dec 1, 2018, 12:58 AM
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Distinguishing landmarks of a city

I am starting this thread to compile a list of cities and their distinguishing landmarks. Please refrain from using capital buildings as landmarks, since they all look the same. I will start with my city of San Antonio, TX , USA.

San Antonio's distinguishing landmarks:

1. The Tower of the Americas
2. The Alamo
3. The Riverwalk
4. The UNESCO San Antonio Missions

St. Louis, MO:
1. The Gateway Arch

San Francisco, CA:
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
2. Chinatown

New Orleans, LA
1. The French Quarter

Everyone get the idea?
Let's see how many cities we can get on this thread with their landmarks.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2018, 3:16 AM
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Neat idea, I'll add in some SoCal

Los Angeles:

Hollywood Sign
Library Tower (aka US Bank Tower)
Randy's Donuts building
Capitol Records Tower

San Diego:

California Tower in Balboa Park
USS Midway
Lindbergh Field (and aircraft constantly flying overhead)
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2018, 3:40 AM
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Chicago:

Sears Tower
Hancock Tower
Bean
The El
Chicago River Bridges
Water Tower
Buckingham Fountain
Navy Pier
Lower Wacker Drive
Michigan Ave Streetwall
Museum Campus
Tribune Tower
Wrigley Building
Wrigley Field
Merch Mart
Marina Towers
Lake Point Tower
Aon Center
Chase Building

we have a lot don't we...
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2018, 4:00 AM
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LOVE those additions!!

Where is Philadelphia and Boston?
Those cities have some great landmarks!
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2018, 4:13 AM
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Philly's right here:

The top landmark is above and beyond Independence Hall. It's in a class of its own, fame wise. The Liberty Bell is the obvious answer, but that's more of an item than a landmark. It's like saying the Mona Lisa is one of the best landmarks in Paris. Other than that, you have a bunch that aren't as famous, but you would definitely know if you came:

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Betsy Ross House
Franklin Court
City Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary
30th Street Station
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia Zoo
Barnes Foundation
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
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I think people should rank any list they post. That way there's an idea of importance.

The Chase Center is certainly not on par with the Sears Tower for Chicago, for instance.
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Old Posted Dec 3, 2018, 3:53 AM
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I am adding more San Antonio landmarks.

The 1929 Tower Life Building
The 1929 Nix Hospital Building
Hemisfair Park
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Zoo
The Pearl District
The Museum Reach Riverwalk
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2019, 3:34 AM
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For Detroit:

The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts
Renaissance Center
Campus Martius
Detroit RiverWalk
Ford Rouge Plant
Prewar skyscrapers like the Fisher Building, Guardian Building and Penobscot Building
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curious what others think, but i think some of you are over reaching for most people with some of these. i would say:

Los Angeles:
Hollywood Sign
Randy's Donuts building
Capitol Records Tower


San Diego:
zoo


san antonio:
riverwalk
needle tower thing


chicago:
sears
bean
wrigley field
marina towers


philadelphia:
city hall
rocky statue
murals


now these other quick examples given are right on point, again at least from a typical visitor point of view (i dk if brevity is important to op, seemed like it at first from the examples, but then he added a bunch more so ??? -- so if not then i dk where you would draw the line because there is tons of idiosyncratic stuff in any bigger city):


St. Louis, MO:
The Gateway Arch


San Francisco, CA:
The Golden Gate Bridge
Chinatown


New Orleans, LA
The French Quarter


it's a fun idea to make this kind of list, but maybe we should narrow it a bit? just a thought.
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2019, 11:18 AM
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Hmm, London has about 40-50 major historical sites/ large landmarks - everything from universities to megamalls, palaces to supertalls. NYC, Paris, Shanghai & Beijing the same.

Here are some of the lesser known ones in London:

Royal Holloway University


https://erasmusu.com/en/erasmus-rhul...-london-405079, www.acetennis.co.uk

www.studenthut.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/odins_raven/4995373274


Cliveden


https://ichef.bbci.co.uk

www.telegraph.co.uk, www.clivedenhouse.co.uk




Windsor Castle - really a lavish palace of over 1000 rooms


https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-ae...173749348.html




Tate Modern - the worlds largest modern art gallery


https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-a7990226.html





Ascot Racecourse that can hold 80,000 (there are 5 other over 60,000 seater stadia)


www.windsor.gov.uk


Whitehall a street lined with palaces of govt office




https://media.rightmove.co.uk


Royal Naval Greenwich (former palace complex now uni and museum)


www.visitgreenwich.org.uk

www.alexbeckett.co.uk


Westfield Mall West one of the 4 megamall complexes that surround the centre




www.urw.com


St Pancras Station - the world's biggest building in the late 19th Century


www.stpancraslondon.com

https://stpancras.com, www.gorgeousfilm.co.uk


Natural History Museum - the world's largest organic collection with 80 million specimens in a vast museum and science complex




https://cdn.tourbytransit.com



V&A - world's largest decorative arts museum, 4 million pieces


https://vanda-production.com

www.vam.ac.uk, https://media.timeout.com


www.thetimes.co.uk, http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibit...installations/


Hampton Court Palace, the country's largest


http://highlevelphotography.co.uk

www.timotheebotbol.com, www.britain-magazine.com


Alexandra Palace, one of the 19th Century's 'Peoples Palaces' (the other one was Crystal Palace), a hilltop complex so large it's largely sat empty and falling into ruin for most of the 20th Century. Noone really knows what to do with it since they uprooted the trainline away, stranding it in the suburbs.






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