Originally Posted by America 117
do they know anything about any building in the us or other countries?
or do they still think the eiffle tower is still the tallest like how people in new york still think the ESB is still the tallest.
No, they know that Eiffel Tower is a "small" contruction but a big one for Paris, IMO most of people think that the US have the tallest buildings because everything is the US is big (a US cliché in France, most of the time true compared to France, even if Paris has just decided to develop high contructions in La Défence, anyway it will be smaller than US buildings)
The average French just begins to visit the US since the dollar decreased (and because of affordable plane tickets these last 10 years), before that, it was reserved to high salaries or people who love so much this country that they have made savings during several years to be able to go there.
So the 1st place they want to see, is NYC or the west with National parks because for the French THIS
is the US but I think it could change if the dollar keeps its low rate, they will probably want to see other cities as second trip then they'll know that the Sears tower is in Chicago.
And they see on TV that there's higher buildings and great projects elsewhere in the world, but they just don't remember that info a few weeks later!
the 8 PM news is an institution in France, everybody watch it, there's many reports at the end of this program, on foreign events / projects... today there's a subject on the FBI, for the 100 years, honestly, did you know that?