History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

25th Apr '17 2:43:06 AM Trueman001
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* Blackpool in Lancashire is usually represented by the Tower, which is a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. More recently, the Big One (which at launch was the world's tallest roller coaster) is sometimes used.




23rd Apr '17 8:54:26 AM luiz4200
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* Parodied in Phineas and Ferb in a quick gag on a family trip to England. After his father points out various English landmarks in a series of cuts, Phineas lampshades how small England seems with all their notable landmarks inexplicably in one place.

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* Parodied in Phineas and Ferb ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' in a quick gag on a family trip to England. After his father points out various English landmarks in a series of cuts, Phineas lampshades how small England seems with all their notable landmarks inexplicably in one place.
16th Apr '17 9:41:33 AM MarkLungo
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** Bukingham Fountain, aka the ''Married With Children'' fountain, is sometimes used if a non-skyline establishing shot is preferred, as is Cloud Gate (aka "the Bean").
* The Gateway Arch in [[UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} St.Louis]] for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.
* The Golden Gate Bridge in UsefulNotes/{{San Francisco}} (prevalent in the title credits in ''Series/FullHouse'', for one). You can substitute cable cars for similar effect.
** The Sutro Tower in San Francisco really can be seen from anywhere in the city– it's a tripod-shaped radio tower much taller than any building, located on the second-highest hill, in the geographical center of the city. Ironically, it almost never appears in film, possibly because it's quite ugly.

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** Bukingham Buckingham Fountain, aka the ''Married With Children'' ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' fountain, is sometimes used if a non-skyline establishing shot is preferred, as is Cloud Gate (aka "the Bean").
* The Gateway Arch in [[UsefulNotes/{{StLouis}} St.Louis]] UsefulNotes/StLouis for Missouri in general. That's what ended up on the back of the Missouri quarter. Kansas City, on the opposite side of the state, is generally represented by one of the many, many, ''many'' fountains in the city, most often the JC Nichols fountain.
* The Golden Gate Bridge in UsefulNotes/{{San Francisco}} UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco (prevalent in the title credits in ''Series/FullHouse'', for one). You can substitute cable cars for similar effect.
** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutro_Tower Sutro Tower in San Francisco Tower]] really can be seen from anywhere in the city– it's San Francisco–-it's a tripod-shaped radio tower much taller than any building, located on the second-highest hill, in the geographical center of the city. Ironically, it almost never appears in film, possibly because it's often regarded as quite ugly.ugly, although it was featured in an episode of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''.
6th Apr '17 3:06:13 PM Dvandemon
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* Parodied in Phineas and Ferb in a quick gag on a family trip to England. After his father points out various English landmarks in a series of cuts, Phineas lampshades how small England seems with all their notable landmarks inexplicably in one place.
29th Mar '17 5:42:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{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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* {{Pittsburgh}}'s 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.
21st Mar '17 10:25:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/Daybreak'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.

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* ''Series/Daybreak'': ''Series/{{Daybreak}}'': The studio of the London-based breakfast news programme has a window wall with a view of the London skyline, centred on the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. So far, a JustifiedTrope, but where the trope really comes into play is that, with the show being on at 6am, in the winter it's still dark outside. So the production company pay to have the cathedral lit up specially.



** The first series of the revamped ''Series/DoctorWho'' featured an alien ship crashing through Big Ben before landing in the Thames.

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** The first series [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of the revamped ''Series/DoctorWho'' London"]] featured an alien ship crashing through Big Ben before landing in the Thames.
1st Mar '17 7:29:21 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Of course the Washington Monument is not the only notable building in media. The White House and Capitol Building are also well-known presences.
1st Mar '17 7:27:27 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* Akron, Ohio has a few notable buildings and landmarks including the Goodyear Airdock, All American Soap Box Derby, and the Quaker Oats grain silos (a present-day student dormitory) but when the city is represented in media the most likely image you'll see is the Goodyear Blimp.
28th Feb '17 1:55:44 PM jormis29
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** IO Interactive landed in hot water when they included the Harmandir Sahib, a Sikh temple, as a sniper's nest in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]''. Whoops.

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** IO Interactive Creator/IOInteractive landed in hot water when they included the Harmandir Sahib, a Sikh temple, as a sniper's nest in ''[[VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin Silent Assassin]]''. Whoops.
23rd Feb '17 3:02:50 PM Jeduthun
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* While UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}'s tallest building is the Willis Tower, it's the John Hancock Center that's the city's true "signature" structure.

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* While UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}'s tallest building is the Willis Tower[[note]]formerly the Sears Tower, and still called that by some insistent locals[[/note]], it's the John Hancock Center that's the city's true "signature" structure.
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