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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:27 PM   #301
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:28 PM   #302
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:32 PM   #305
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:34 PM   #306
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Sadly and realistically speaking however, Lady Liberty may as well overtake the pyramids in terms of popularity. The irony being that, she doesn't represent 'liberty' at all, but she too is an Egyptian muse. This statue is an Egyptian lady, clad in the clothing of and carrying the books of western civilizations (Greece), bearing the torch of the eastern civilizations, to be installed at the mouth of the Suez canal upon its launch, as the canal bridges both worlds and marks the continental border, through Egypt... (also that we're mentioning Asia or Africa) But financing stopped halfway through and somehow the meaning of the statue was changed to somehow stand for liberty or NYC, etc.

So ironically, both the world's topmost icons, are Egyptian...in some way...
lol this is not really the story.. and actually, this egyptian icon was a french concept as lady liberty is.
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If we consider the american catastrophic movies (those movies in which a catastrophe destroies all the world before Unided States) they always show Eiffel Tower, Colosseum and Pyramids+Sphinx as locations for the disasters. It means that or French, Italians and Egyptians have an huge bad luck, or maybe they have great landmarks that are well known all around the world.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer in '2012'


The statue in the next animated film 'Rio'


And a real image of the statue:

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of most famous landmarks for sure, and Rio is one of my favourite cities, i was falling in love with it..
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The SoccerCity, in Joburg:

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of most famous landmarks for sure, and Rio is one of my favourite cities, i was falling in love with it..
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Thats a good looking and a cool stadium, but it aint iconic, is it?
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Why not?

For me, this is the new great icon in all Africa. My little brother can easily recognize the image of the stadium. I think the SoccerCity is more popular than the 2 icons posted by you: Schoenbrunn and Victory Column (the two are amazing).

After the World Cup, everybody knows the image of the african stadium.
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Sorry, this is my first time to see this stadium, i have never seen this before anyway its a good looking one
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Where were you during the World Cup?

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the most-watched television event in history, and the SoccerCity was the great landmark of the World Cup!
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I do not watch football (soccer) my bad
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Old February 28th, 2011, 02:11 AM   #318
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Pyramids of Giza
Statue of Liberty
Great wall of China

i think these three are the most famous!
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Of those, only the London Eye and the Hollywood Sign could be considered iconic. London City Hall isn't really iconic, Tower Bridge is far more iconic than it.

Remember that outside of a skyscraper forum most people wouldn't even know what the Petronas Towers were called, let alone where they are. Same could be said for Canton Tower... and the Birds Nest Stadium, it's a bit too new to go labeling it 'iconic' just yet.

As far as I'm concerned, the Modern Icons of today would be...

The London Eye, the Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Sign and the Statue of Liberty

Now I realise that your opinion obviously differs from mine, but if someone said to you "tell me the worlds most easily recognisable icons"... that half of what you said would spring to mind? I can't say they would.... perhaps it's just me.
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My top 10 around the world

1.Pyramid, Egypt
2.Great Wall, China
3.Eiffiel Tower, Paris
4.Big Ben, London
5.Statue of Liberty, New York
6.Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
7.The Burj Khalifa, Dubai
8.Colosseum, Rome
9.Empire State Building, New York
10.London Eye, London
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