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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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Old Posted Dec 2, 2018, 4:34 AM
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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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