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Re: 30 Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:01 am

TSS wrote:
ArchGuy1 wrote:
Do you think that the observation deck at Hudson Yards will become a major tourist attraction for New York City?


A tourist attraction in and of itself, as in someone far away saying 'I've just got to get to New York City so I can visit the observation deck at Hudson Yards!", no. Will it possibly be added to the touristy itineraries of people already visiting NYC for other reasons, maybe.

Realistically, observation decks of any type have limited appeal. Once you've looked around and said "Wow, we're really high up!", "Oh look, there's (insert landmark here)!", and "Hey, there's New Jersey!", you've pretty much covered all the entertainment possibilities an observation deck in NYC has to offer.

Observation decks are becoming multi media experiences and many now have a variety of other things than just the view. 30 Hudson Yards will be no exception.
 
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Re: Eiffel Tower Visitor Numbers

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:07 am

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It is huge.
Have you never been there?
You should go.

IF you have ever visited the Empire state building( 4 million visitors a year and cramped) and the Eiffel tower , you would understand that the Eiffel is much more equipped to handle visitors as it has no functioning offices.

How well equipped is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for visitor traffic to it's observation deck compared to the Empire State Building.
 
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Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:27 pm

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What exactly has made the Sydney Opera House a world famous landmark and tourist attraction and has any price of popular culture has an influence on this. [...]


Marketing propagande and nothing else. It is heavily overrated just because it might be the most elegant example of a hyperbolic concrete structures. Tens of thousends of mostly smaller buildings of this kind had been created when this kind of time spirit waved, especially in Eastern Europe. Most of them are torn down today. An architectonical sister building of the Sydney Opera is the TWA terminal at JFK. The nice Lotus Temple in Delhi doesn`t exactly count because it had been built some two, three decades after rhe original wave.

Was the Sydney Opera House heavily featured in travel advertising in about 1973.
 
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Re: Iconic Status of the Great Wall of China

Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:30 pm

What exactly popularized the Great Wall of China in the minds of Westerners and when did that occur.
 
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Re: Iconic Status of the Great Wall of China

Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:58 am

That's because Marco Polo went around the wall.
When wasn't America great?


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Re: (Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:54 am

What made the Guggenheim Bilbao so famous.
 
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Re: (Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 am

There are a number of structures that are clearly connected to a country or city, symbols of them known around the world. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tower Bridge in London, the US Capital in DC, The Sydney Opera House, The Empire State and Chrysler buildings in NYC, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, all of which I have seen or been in. Then there are the pyramids of Egypt or certain areas of Mexico, major symbols of their countries. There are cities who's designs are symbols, like Amsterdam and Venice with their canals, great cathedrals or other religious structures like the statue of Jesus on top of a rock overlooking Rio in Brazil. They and others like them are the great combination of structural engineering, design, architecture, local culture and they become iconic.

Sadly some of these structure are symbols to some of evil. The original WTC towers became such symbols of the USA and 'the West' they were destroyed 18 years ago in an obscene act of terrorism. Some structures like the Eiffel tower have become far less accessible to the public over the years as need to be protected from acts of terrorism.

Since the 1960's there has been the movements around the world to save and preserve important and historic structures. The loss of some great structures, like the original above ground part of Pennsylvania Station in NYC and others led to preserve and eventually restore others like Grand Central Station in NYC. Sometimes great form follows function. the need to cram more usable space from a small urban plot of land led to the skyscrapers, canals and train stations for movement of people and goods, the pyramid of the Louve in Paris, improving access to it by the public without major changes to its almost 200 year old structure. Such structures are parts of our lives and should be celebrated for how they contribute.
 
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Re: (Famous) Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 am

ltbewr wrote:
There are a number of structures that are clearly connected to a country or city, symbols of them known around the world. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tower Bridge in London, the US Capital in DC, The Sydney Opera House, The Empire State and Chrysler buildings in NYC, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, all of which I have seen or been in. Then there are the pyramids of Egypt or certain areas of Mexico, major symbols of their countries. There are cities who's designs are symbols, like Amsterdam and Venice with their canals, great cathedrals or other religious structures like the statue of Jesus on top of a rock overlooking Rio in Brazil. They and others like them are the great combination of structural engineering, design, architecture, local culture and they become iconic.

Sadly some of these structure are symbols to some of evil. The original WTC towers became such symbols of the USA and 'the West' they were destroyed 18 years ago in an obscene act of terrorism. Some structures like the Eiffel tower have become far less accessible to the public over the years as need to be protected from acts of terrorism.

Since the 1960's there has been the movements around the world to save and preserve important and historic structures. The loss of some great structures, like the original above ground part of Pennsylvania Station in NYC and others led to preserve and eventually restore others like Grand Central Station in NYC. Sometimes great form follows function. the need to cram more usable space from a small urban plot of land led to the skyscrapers, canals and train stations for movement of people and goods, the pyramid of the Louve in Paris, improving access to it by the public without major changes to its almost 200 year old structure. Such structures are parts of our lives and should be celebrated for how they contribute.

The Status of Liberty in New York City, Taj Mahal in India, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Great Wall of China, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai are also major symbols.
 
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Gwadar

Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 am

Do you think that Gwadar, Pakistan will be like Dubai in the next 20 years with tall futuristic skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, supercars, artificial islands, and a huge airport and seaport. Also, do you think that Gwadar will be one of the most visited cities in the world.
 
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Re: Gwadar

Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 am

why do you think Gwandar has the potential to become a Dubai? And that it would be much more than "just" a port city in Pakistan?
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