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Tongues for the Memory

After 80 years, the original Carnegie Deli is closing this December. A bit more background information on the NYC landmark at Smithsonian.com.
posted by Iris Gambol on Oct 2, 2016 - 41 comments

Object Permanence

Famous landmarks photographed from the "wrong" direction
posted by BaffledWaffle on Jul 5, 2016 - 55 comments

Might have to look closely

Can you spot the famous Toronto landmarks in these films?
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Mar 14, 2015 - 18 comments

Pennsylvania Six Five Oh Oh OH!

The oldest still-working telephone number in New York City is at least 80 years old. And you've probably heard of it: Pennsylvania 6-5000. It's the number of the Pennsylvania Hotel. Built in 1919 as a grand luxury destination, it has inspired a movie and a Bugs Bunny cartoon, Dada artwork, and of course became immortalized in song. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jul 28, 2014 - 40 comments

15 famous landmarks, put into context

Sometimes, famous landmarks lose some of their draw when put in context, as seen in this Imgur gallery, which was expanded and modified slightly by Bored Panda. For more physical context, there are Google earth links below the break. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 19, 2014 - 96 comments

The Thrill Of Being Airborne

A 1955 TWA promotional movie about vacationing in the glittering metropolios - SKYLINE NEW YORK!
posted by The Whelk on Nov 22, 2013 - 26 comments

A vision of post-apocalypse Britain?

Eerie computer-generated images reveal how UK landmarks could crumble and decay if humanity was wiped out. Gallery
posted by infini on Jun 12, 2013 - 42 comments


Pachimon (knock-off monsters) at landmarks; postcards.
posted by klangklangston on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 comments

There's a blind desire, there's a drive, there's a need to leave some lasting feat

Ten highest monuments around the world
posted by Wolfdog on Jun 19, 2007 - 31 comments

The boundary stones of Washington DC.

The boundary stones of Washington DC.
posted by Wolfdog on May 9, 2007 - 52 comments

Boston pol takes aim at Citgo sign after 'devil' comment

Don't mess with my Citgo sign!
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Sep 24, 2006 - 44 comments

Oprah From Space

Oprahhhhh Froooooom Sppaaaaaaaaacccceee... and other interesting landmarks via The World According to Google.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 comments

2 Columbus Circle 'Shame Cam'

Shame Cam - 2 Columbus Circle.
posted by xowie on Nov 16, 2005 - 47 comments

Save the Derby

The last remaining Brown Derby in Los Angeles has been sold, and is reportedly facing demolition in favor of a condo complex. Will the historical landmark go by the way of the Ambassador Hotel, or will signing the petition help?
posted by Lillitatiana on Oct 27, 2005 - 12 comments

City pics rule!

While looking for photos of Sacramento, CA I came across The World City Photo Archive. Find your favorite city from around the world (organized by country) or check out photos of landmarks.
posted by Bag Man on Jan 13, 2005 - 11 comments

[cynic] I've seen smaller [/cynic]

World's smallest park Mill's End, at 452 square inches, is officially the world's smallest park, and claims to be the home of the "only leprechaun colony west of Ireland." Mill's End is among "Top 10 Quirky Landmarks".
posted by drezdn on Jun 27, 2004 - 12 comments

A Tale of Two Cities: Chicago and New York

A Tale of Two Cities: Chicago and New York This exhibition of more than 150 black-and-white photographs represents a cross-section of the thousands of significant buildings that are protected by local landmark designation in Chicago and New York City. The story of how this came to pass is both as similar and as different as the cities themselves.
posted by vacapinta on Sep 7, 2002 - 3 comments

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