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25th Jun '16 8:41:28 PM JackG
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** Outright lampshaded in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''.
-->'''David:''' They like to get the landmarks.

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** Outright lampshaded in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''.
-->'''David:''' They
''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' when David Levinson watches Dubai's Burj Khalifa getting dropped on top of London's Tower Bridge. "They like to get the landmarks. landmarks." Subverted when the giant spacecraft slides to a halt just before hitting the rebuilt White House.
15th Jun '16 3:40:22 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Jesus destroyed the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem at His SecondComing in the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''.
11th Jun '16 8:21:41 PM nombretomado
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* P-Jack's stage background in ''{{Tekken}} 2'' has a Big Ben look-alike half-buried in sand; a possible ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' reference.

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* P-Jack's stage background in ''{{Tekken}} ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 2'' has a Big Ben look-alike half-buried in sand; a possible ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' reference.
8th Jun '16 9:13:05 PM Stealth
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* * [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in issue #23 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. The Battlechargers are revealed to be plotting something against various United States landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore, Independence Hall, the Washington Monument, and especially the Statue of Liberty. What is their nefarious plan? To...[[PokeThePoodle vandalize them by spray-painting "humans are wimps!" on everything]].

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* * [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in issue #23 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. The Battlechargers Runabout and Runamuck are revealed to be plotting something against various United States landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore, Independence Hall, the Washington Monument, and especially the Statue of Liberty. What is their nefarious plan? To...[[PokeThePoodle vandalize them by spray-painting "humans are wimps!" on everything]]. The Battlechargers ''are'' a couple of numbskulls after all.
8th Jun '16 9:10:17 PM Stealth
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* * [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in issue #23 of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. The Battlechargers are revealed to be plotting something against various United States landmarks, such as Mount Rushmore, Independence Hall, the Washington Monument, and especially the Statue of Liberty. What is their nefarious plan? To...[[PokeThePoodle vandalize them by spray-painting "humans are wimps!" on everything]].
23rd May '16 1:11:52 PM igordebraga
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** In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Apocalypse brings Magneto to Auschwitz knowing the painful memories will strengthen his magnetic powers, and he proceeds to fully destroy the abandoned concentration camp. Once this "using Earth's magnetism for massive damage" is used in a global scale, the bridges of New York and the Sydney Opera House are wrecked.



* The fall of the World Trade Center in New York, U.S.A., on 9/11, as well as the attack on the Pentagon and the planned attack on either the White House or the Capitol building. These targets were chosen specifically because they were highly recognizable landmarks that served as symbols of American power. (This is a popular trope with terrorists in RealLife, as such landmarks are usually popular tourist destinations as well as having great sentimental value. Successfully blowing one sky-high is a very effective way to get people's attention.)

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* The fall of the World Trade Center in New York, U.S.A., on 9/11, as well as the attack on the Pentagon (which unlike the Twin Towers managed to be rebuilt) and the planned attack on either the White House or the Capitol building. These targets were chosen specifically because they were highly recognizable landmarks that served as symbols of American power. (This is a popular trope with terrorists in RealLife, as such landmarks are usually popular tourist destinations as well as having great sentimental value. Successfully blowing one sky-high is a very effective way to get people's attention.)
21st May '16 12:35:58 PM erforce
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* The Film/{{Ghostbusters}} uprooted the Statue of Liberty as a RentAZilla in the second film. In the process, the torch exploded into actual flame, was used to bash in a window, then the entire statue fell on its back once they were done with it. The city had it reinstalled and repaired by the end credits.

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* The Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters uprooted the Statue of Liberty as a RentAZilla in the second film.''Film/GhostbustersII''. In the process, the torch exploded into actual flame, was used to bash in a window, then the entire statue fell on its back once they were done with it. The city had it reinstalled and repaired by the end credits.
5th May '16 3:08:18 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The Islamic State has destroyed several ancient ruins in the lands its conquered.
4th May '16 7:26:48 AM matruz
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* In-universe example: ''[[Manga/{{Boruto}} Boruto: Naruto Next Generation]]'' Begins by showing [[spoiler: The Hokage Mountain, the most easily recognizable landmark of Konoha Village, completely smashed alongside with the rest of the village]].
2nd May '16 11:38:53 AM LtFedora
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** If you look closely, you can still find bullet holes in the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, which were heavily fought over during the Battle of Berlin.
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