History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

16th Apr '18 2:19:39 PM JohnLublin
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* Whereas there's no consent what the most iconic landmark for UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} is, St Mary's Basilica in Cracow remains the strongest contender, though it's sometimes challenged King Sigismund's Column in Warsaw

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* Whereas there's no consent what the most iconic landmark for UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} is, St Mary's Basilica in Cracow remains the strongest contender, though (though it's sometimes challenged King Sigismund's Column in WarsawWarsaw, mirroring the centuries-long rivalry between the former and the current capital).
16th Apr '18 2:17:19 PM JohnLublin
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* Whereas there's no consent what the most iconic landmark for UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} is, St Mary's Basilica in Cracow remains the strongest contender, though it's sometimes challenged King Sigismund's Column in Warsaw
** As to Warsaw itself, the Palace of Culture and Science is slowly becoming this. Many people in Poland revile this building for its socialist-realism ugliness and wish it were gone (imagine what would have happened in France had the Eiffel Tower been built by occupiers).
7th Apr '18 12:06:31 AM shawnvw
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* ''Series/CafeAmericain'': Played with in this short-lived sitcom. ValerieBertinelli's character rents a cheap apartment from which she can see the Eiffel Tower -- when she leans way out of the window with a mirror.
1st Apr '18 5:41:22 PM SeizureFerret
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* Speaking of newly completed structures, although UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo Tower}} has cemented it's place almost permanently in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese pop culture, Tokyo Skytree of UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} is starting to become a new one, already being featured in multiple works.

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* Speaking of newly completed structures, although UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo Tower}} has cemented it's its place almost permanently in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese pop culture, Tokyo Skytree of UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} is starting to become a new one, already being featured in multiple works.
30th Mar '18 11:32:59 PM JackG
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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''. Wonder Woman's BatmanColdOpen shows her foiling a terrorist bombing in London. The EstablishingShot is Tower Bridge hung with a huge black flag with the Superman symbol, showing the worldwide mourning for the loss of their hero.
13th Mar '18 7:21:33 PM Gamermaster
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* When Kanna flies to New York City in chapter 62 ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', she lands at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
9th Mar '18 6:11:35 PM nombretomado
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* {{Super N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES racing game ''Top Gear'' (no relation to the [[Series/TopGear TV show]]) mostly played this straight, with every race going on in a major city around the world (except maybe Sheffield[[note]]this actually was CreatorProvincialism since the developer, Gremlin, is based there[[/note]]). It gets ridiculous when, in the Loch Ness level near the end of the game, they went to the length of placing a StockNessMonster in the lake, off in the distance.

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* {{Super N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES {{UsefulNotes/SNES}} racing game ''Top Gear'' (no relation to the [[Series/TopGear TV show]]) mostly played this straight, with every race going on in a major city around the world (except maybe Sheffield[[note]]this actually was CreatorProvincialism since the developer, Gremlin, is based there[[/note]]). It gets ridiculous when, in the Loch Ness level near the end of the game, they went to the length of placing a StockNessMonster in the lake, off in the distance.
4th Mar '18 10:30:54 PM Davem33
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* In the opening to ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', a large sandstone formation resembling Uluru is present, establishing central Australia.

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* In the opening to ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', a large sandstone formation resembling Uluru is present, establishing central Australia. [[note]]Which is odd, as Tasmanian Devils live in forests and coastal woodlands, not deserts. Also they are native to Tasmania (thus the name) and do not exist in mainland Australia outside of zoos and sanctuarys[[/note]]
3rd Mar '18 11:06:17 AM DesertDragon
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* Whenever something is established to take place in UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}, it always includes a shot of the Terminal Tower, the oldest and most distinctive highrise in the city.
** If not Terminal Tower, you are bound to see an image of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

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* Whenever something is established to take place in UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}}, it always includes a shot of the Terminal Tower, the oldest and most distinctive highrise in the city.
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city. If not Terminal Tower, you are bound to see an image of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.



* The Stratosphere, although limited by nearby airports, is visible from nearly every inch of the UsefulNotes/LasVegas valley due to its dwarfing height on the nearby hotels, but the Luxor Pyramid and its light (which can be seen in space) tends to be more popular for appearances in movies.
* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}'s hills make it unlikely to find a candidate in much of the city, however in the Oakland/Shadyside neighborhood (home to the big universities) the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_learning Cathedral of Learning]] fills this role. It can even be seen from the South Side and Mount Washington.

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* The Stratosphere, although limited by nearby airports, is visible from nearly every inch of the UsefulNotes/LasVegas valley due to its dwarfing height on unsurprisingly has a couple of these:
** First and foremost,
the nearby hotels, but the Luxor Pyramid and its light (which can be seen in space) tends to be more most popular for appearances way to establish the city in movies.
* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}'s hills make it unlikely
the media is a pan down the Las Vegas Strip or Fremont Street at night with the neon signs blaring.
** Arguably the city's most well-known individual landmark is the "Welcome
to find a candidate in much Fabulous Las Vegas" sign at the southern end of the city, however in Strip.
** "Vegas Vic", aka That Neon Cowboy. He sits on
the Oakland/Shadyside neighborhood (home to side of the big universities) Pioneer Club on Fremont, and even though the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_learning casino itself closed in 1995, Vic has become so heavily associated with Las Vegas that dismantling him would be unthinkable, so he remained lit even during the three years the building sat vacant (it's now a souvenir shop).
* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} is most often represented by the PPG Place, aka the glass skyscraper that looks like a castle. Before its completion in 1984, the US Steel Building and the
Cathedral of Learning]] fills this role. It can even be seen from the South Side and Mount Washington.Learning were popular for this.
3rd Mar '18 9:44:53 AM DesertDragon
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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[MonumentalBattle are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have [[ItsGoingDown become dire indeed]]. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland sign in California and the Art/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].

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Iconic structures such as these can also function as {{Red Shirt}}s. If they [[MonumentalBattle are ever destroyed]], then circumstances have [[ItsGoingDown become dire indeed]]. Which naturally means that in a disaster movie, the landmark in question will probably be doomed to [[MonumentalDamage certain destruction]]. The remainder of the Hollywoodland Hollywood sign in California and the Art/StatueOfLiberty are popular targets for CGI catastrophes. Alternatively, the structure will be [[TheConstant one of the few things left]] intact AfterTheEnd, either [[MonumentalDamageResistance mostly undamaged]], to give the characters some kind of [[HopeSpringsEternal hope for the future]], or nearly collapsed, as a testament to [[EarthAllAlong how much has been lost]].
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