History Main / EiffelTowerEffect

16th Jan '16 3:57:55 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Get an [[JustForPun Eiffel]] of that tower!]] %% %% Caption selected per above IP thread. Please do not replace or remove without discussion here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1404492079030138900 %%
15th Jan '16 11:03:48 AM randomtroper89
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* In the Cory Doctrow novel ''Little Brother'', it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this with the same comment made above in the film section; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually ''living'' in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge.]]
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* In the Cory Doctrow novel ''Little Brother'', ''Literature/LittleBrother'', it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this with the same comment made above in the film section; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually ''living'' in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge.]]Bridge]].
15th Jan '16 9:43:10 AM TheUnsquished
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[[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lil_Tour_eiffel_at_sunrise_from_the_trocadero.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:234:Guess which city this is.]]
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14th Jan '16 11:12:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_City#Cultural_references Marina City]] gets used a lot, too. It's sometimes called "{{Wilco}} Towers" since its appearance on the cover of ''Yankee Hotel Foxtrot''.
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_City#Cultural_references Marina City]] gets used a lot, too. It's sometimes called "{{Wilco}} "Music/{{Wilco}} Towers" since its appearance on the cover of ''Yankee Hotel Foxtrot''.
3rd Jan '16 3:54:56 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''VideoGame/Pang'' (the ''Pang'' and Super Pang'' at least), like ''TumblePop'' above, has the players travelling across the world with different landmarks as backgrounds. In France those backgrounds are respectively the Arc du Triomphe and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
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* ''VideoGame/Pang'' ''VideoGame/{{Pang}}'' (the ''Pang'' and Super ''Super Pang'' entries at least), like ''TumblePop'' ''VideoGame/TumblePop'' above, has the players travelling across the world with different landmarks as backgrounds. In France those backgrounds are respectively the Arc du Triomphe and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
3rd Jan '16 3:53:20 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''VideoGame/Pang'' (the ''Pang'' and Super Pang'' at least), like ''TumblePop'' above, has the players travelling across the world with different landmarks as backgrounds. In France those backgrounds are respectively the Arc du Triomphe and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
1st Jan '16 11:34:31 AM tbszgr
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** The Tower is so prominent because Paris, like Washington DC, has a strict height limitation in the central city. (It's one of the legacies of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haussmann%27s_renovation_of_Paris Baron Haussmann's enormous renovation of the city in the mid-nineteenth century]].) Paris does have skyscrapers, but they're concentrated at La Defense, a suburb at the western end of the Champs-Elysees.
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** The Tower is so prominent because Paris, like Washington DC, has a strict height limitation in the central city. (It's one of the legacies of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haussmann%27s_renovation_of_Paris Baron Haussmann's enormous renovation of the city in the mid-nineteenth century]].) Due to intensive underground quarrying, the ground under considerable parts of the city is too weak to support really high buildings. Paris does have skyscrapers, but they're concentrated at La Defense, a suburb at the western end of the Champs-Elysees.Champs-Elysees.
30th Dec '15 12:49:19 PM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''VideoGame/TumblePop'' is set in the real world and every level has the appropriate background for each region, from the Sphinx to Mt. Fuji, from Christ the Redeemer to Ayers Rock/Uluru. The French level however has the Arc du Triomphe in the background, because all the stages are set ''inside'' the Eiffel Tower, full of killer robots for no real reason!
23rd Dec '15 11:49:57 PM DragonQuestZ
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Misuse of that trope. It's not about the phrase as much as assuming bad directions are fine.
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[[caption-width-right:234:[-No, really. YouCantMissIt.-] [[caption-width-right:234:Guess which city this is.]]
11th Dec '15 8:05:27 AM RussNelson
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Add an example of the icon shifting in time.
* The traditional icon for New York City was the Brooklyn Bridge (called, not unreasonably, the Manhattan Bridge by people in Brooklyn, which was not a part of NYC at the time). After the Twin Towers were completed in 1970 and 1972, they promptly became the new icon. Now that they are gone, the Brooklyn Bridge is back. ''The Hot Rock'', filmed in 1971, for good measure showed both icons.[[/folder]] [[folder:Literature]] * In the Cory Doctrow novel ''Little Brother'', it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this with the same comment made above in the film section; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually ''living'' in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge.]]

[[folder:Literature]] * In the Cory Doctrow novel ''Little Brother'', it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this with the same comment made above in the film section; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually ''living'' in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge.]] [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Literature]] * In the Cory Doctrow novel ''Little Brother'', it is [[spoiler: the Bay Bridge that gets blown up by terrorists, instead of the Golden Gate; the narrator lampshades this with the same comment made above in the film section; the Golden Gate is for tourists, people actually ''living'' in San Francisco use the Bay Bridge.]] [[/folder]]
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