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Old Posted Apr 20, 2016, 2:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
Paris is an eccentric choice for a list like this. It's really the Eiffel Tower itself that is beautiful and iconic, not the skyline per se, as La Defense itself looks more like Atlanta or Kansas City plopped down into the City of Lights. Then again, it was one of the first structures in a modern European city to, ahem, tower over everything at such a great height, so maybe it's not such a bad choice.
If it's all about the Eiffel Tower then I would clearly give Giza (or Cairo) the nod over Paris in the category for winning a skyline medal single-handedly on the back of a tall manmade structure. At least theirs is a true built wonder of the world, and wasn't originally built to be disposable, nor disliked by the residents initially.

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