Thursday, 25 Mar, 2010 Offbeat

The Most Photographed Landmarks in the World, Cornell Study


According to the result of a study carried out by Cornell University, the famous Apple Store Cube is among the most photographed landmarks on the planet.

To be able to study the most photographed landmarks, students from Cornell uploaded 35 million images from Flickr on a university supercomputer. Located on the Fifth Avenue, the Apple Cube turned out to be the 5th most popular landmark in New York, surpassing the Statue of Liberty, and 28th most photographed in the world.

The list of the top ten most photographed landmarks in the world will probably not provide any surprises:

  • 1. Eiffel Tower
  • 2. Trafalgar Square
  • 3. Tate Modern
  • 4. Big Ben
  • 5. Notre Dame
  • 6. London Eye
  • 7. Empire State Building
  • 8. Piccadilly Circus
  • 9. Buckingham Palace
  • 10. Tower Bridge.

The study showed that the most photographed city in the world is New York followed by London. You can download the PDF file of the research paper here.

It is worth mentioning that the Apple Store Cube was designed by Peter Bohlin, of Philly-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

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