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Old 04-05-2006, 01:56 AM   #136
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Phew. And here I thought I was going to have to present a case for The Empire State Building, a triumph of early 20th Century engineering and innovation, versus nothing surrounded by a few things with some attractive statuary plonked in the middle.

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:45 AM   #137
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They plonk over there?

OK, Empire State wins

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:51 AM   #138
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Opera House
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:53 AM   #139
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I think more people would recognize the opera house, even in abstract, than the Guggenheim Nyc.
The Guggenheim is, I've seen a picture of that, it's a famous building, what is it?
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:54 AM   #140
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My thinking exactly. Plus, the opera house looks cooler.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:59 AM   #141
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Opera House has become as synonimous with Sydney as the Harbour Bridge, whereas Guggenheim NY is not such a landmark - hey, where are all the Ozzies when we need them....
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:05 AM   #142
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At the Opera House.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:21 AM   #143
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Opera House...we *do* still need the second vote for this, right?
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:27 AM   #144
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Oh sorry, I should have made it clear I was voting for the Opera House and not just extolling it's coolness.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:28 AM   #145
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Sydney Opera House wins.

Colosseum (2)
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The Las Vegas Strip (15)

A stunning "very new vs very old" matchup.

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Old 04-05-2006, 11:31 AM   #146
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Collosseum - a classic of architecture. They'll eventually build a half-scale one in LV, anyway (assuming they havn't already).
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:32 AM   #147
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Colosseum.

In it's day it WAS the Las Vegas Strip, and probably did it a lot better.


Edited for surplus "l" removal.
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:43 AM   #148
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Can't wait for the next one....
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:51 AM   #149
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Nag, nag, nag. :p

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Old 04-05-2006, 12:16 PM   #150
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Now how do I make the Chunnel more exciting than the Great Wall of China...?
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