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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #21
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Old April 9th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #22
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IMHO

UK - Big Ben, London parliament and the bridge

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Sweden - Turning Torso



Germany - Cologne cathedral



Austria - Belvedere palace



The Netherlands - Typical image of Netherland is a windmill



France - Tour Eiffel



Italy - Rome Coliseum

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Portugal - Belem Tower



Spain - Alhambra de Granada



Greece - Partenon

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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #23
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Maybe it isn`t famous building but I suppose it`s very interesting building This is the National library of Republic of Belarus. This library is in capital of Belarus in Minsk







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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #24
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UK: Big Ben
Finland: Lutheran Cathedral
Norway:
Sweden
Switzerland: Wood bridge in?
Ireland
Denmark
Germany: Brandenburg Gate
Austria: Von Trapp House.
Belgium
The Netherlands:
France: Eiffel Tower
Luxembourg
Italy: Pisa or Coll
Portugal
Spain: Awesome building in Barcelona?
Greece: Acropolis
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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #25
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Maybe it isn`t famous building but I suppose it`s very interesting building This is the National library of Republic of Belarus. This library is in capital of Belarus in Minsk
I don't see Belarus in this list...
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I'm intending to produce a montaged skyline using the most recognised buildings from the following countries:

UK
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland
Ireland
Denmark
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The Netherlands
France
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Portugal
Spain
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Old April 9th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #26
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In the Netherlands we don't have any famous buildings that are really known by foreigners.

We only have the windmills which you can find in the whole country.


There are many buildings in NL known by tourists/foreigners

For example:


Paleis op de Dam


Rijksmuseum


Beurs van Berlage


Centraal station Amsterdam


Ridderzaal, Binnenhof, Den Haag


Erasmusbrug (not really a building but okay)


Amsterdam Arena

NL is more than just a couple ancient windmills
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Old April 9th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #27
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People have missed one out in their UK listings:

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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #28
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People have missed one out in their UK listings:

Actually, I don't think it is (yet) famous for London/UK, unless you are someone who is interested in architecture and skyscrapers. And most of the world population is not...XD So, it's still the old historic landmarks, which are best known all around the world.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #29
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Many people tend to confuse it with the Torre Agbar, in Barcelona.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #30
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Internationally or nationally? I'm assuming international.

UK

Millenium Wheel, Gherkin, House of Parliament, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral

It's quite hard to think of any outside London, maybe these:
Selfridges (Birmingham), would be very hard to feature on a skyline though
Spinnaker Tower (Portsmouth)
Blackpool Tower
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #31
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Actually, I don't think it is (yet) famous for London/UK, unless you are someone who is interested in architecture and skyscrapers. And most of the world population is not...XD So, it's still the old historic landmarks, which are best known all around the world.
Actually, most people I know are aware of the Gherkin. I would put it on your collage, it's certainly the UK's modern landmark (along with the London Eye and Angel of the North)

For Ireland, I would go for the...

Dublin Spire:

[IMG]http://i42.************/x5wh9l.jpg[/IMG]

Guinness storehouse:

[IMG]http://i44.************/2u7lzki.jpg[/IMG]

Phoenix Park monument:

[IMG]http://i41.************/2nsvs54.jpg[/IMG]

Dublin Castle:

[IMG]http://i39.************/fdssac.jpg[/IMG]

Poolbeg Towers:

[IMG]http://i43.************/244nrt1.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 10th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #32
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What about Bulgaria?
Alexander Nevski Church




Shipka Memorial

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Old April 10th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #33
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Actually, most people I know are aware of the Gherkin. I would put it on your collage, it's certainly the UK's modern landmark (along with the London Eye and Angel of the North)
Actually, you are from Great Britain, are you? How about trusting a foreigner, what landmarks are the best known? Don't you think those have a much more objective view on this?
As I said, most people that are not interested in architecture and/or skyscrapers have never heard nor seen of the Gherkin.
You guys really have to face it, this site is full of architecture/skyscraper nerds... Of course you would know every new skyscraper in London, but you can't expect that knowledge from an ordinary person in (for example)Timbuktu. My mom, here in Germany, who is an educated person and LOVES travelling (to London too) she maybe has seen it once or twice, but beside this, she has no clue what the Gherkin is, or who or what Norman Foster is. She, as most other people, are just not interested and so this information won't reach them for a loooong time or maybe never.
And believe me, those people are the world's majority. And I'm afraid, the majority (my mom and that person in Timbuktu amongst them) will have to deside what the true iconic landmark is.

And...I'm sorry for my ignorance... but what is the Angel of the North?
See my point?

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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #34
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Angel of the north is not something that would be know outside the UK, but seeing as the Gurkin has won so many prizes and is a major part of londons marketing (something which is quite big considering the olympics and everyting) it is deffinately known outside the UK. If your mother doesnt know about it it may be because of her age or lack of foreign interest or even modern interest....for example would she know of any new iconic structures of the last 10 - 15 years?
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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #35
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If your mother doesnt know about it it may be because of her age or lack of foreign interest or even modern interest....for example would she know of any new iconic structures of the last 10 - 15 years?
No, she doesn't know of any new iconic structures, except the London Eye maybe. But that is my point! My mum is just the ordinary person, who is not interested in architecture or skyscrapers. And so are a billion and more people on the world. Just because we are a comparatively small group of modern architecture interested, does not mean, we can judge what the worldwide most known landmarks are.
But my guess would go to the old, historic landmarks, that had hundreds of years to develop their fame around the globe. Not some 7 year old Skyscraper, even if it got many awards, that were as well followed by just a comparatively small group of people, that are interested in such things...

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What about Bulgaria?
Alexander Nevski Church

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I'm intending to produce a montaged skyline using the most recognised buildings from the following countries:

UK
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Switzerland
Ireland
Denmark
Germany
Austria
Belgium
The Netherlands
France
Luxembourg
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Greece
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #37
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The Gherkin is still a major UK landmark and so should be included on the collage. That's all there is to it.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #38
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There are many buildings in NL known by tourists/foreigners

For example:


Paleis op de Dam


Rijksmuseum


Beurs van Berlage


Centraal station Amsterdam


Ridderzaal, Binnenhof, Den Haag


Erasmusbrug (not really a building but okay)


Amsterdam Arena

NL is more than just a couple ancient windmills
Yes of course NL has beautiful other buildings, but the NL hasn't have any buildings in the kind of the Eifeltower, Big Ben, Brandenburg or Pisa. You could ask an architect of skyscraper forummers in the world, if they can name famous buildings in NL. They could say Beurs van Berlage or Erasmus-bridge, But if you ask an average tourist, probably 90% will say a windmill.

The Domtower in Utrecht (1254)


An exact replica of the Domtower (1988) in Nagasaki (Japan) Holland Village themepark


Nagasaki, Japan


Queens Palace gardens, Apeldoorn The Netherlands


Replica Queens Palace in Nagasaki, Japan
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Old April 10th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #39
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Sweden:

Stockholm City Hall
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Stockholm Public Library
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The Globe
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Turning Torso
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #40
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I agree with deq above that Stockholm city hall, or the "Globen" is a good choice for Sweden, and maybe Turning Torso as well. The city hall is more iconic and well known than the Royal Palace.
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