Apr 20th, 2016, 07:31 am
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Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
| | Re: Definite article "the" with places/buildings
Either. If it's seen as a compound noun made up of noun+noun, then usually no article - Lancaster University, Oxford Street, Przedbórz Folk Museum
But if it's seen as an adjective premodifying a noun, an article may be used : The London Eye, The Suez Canal, the Przedbórz Folk Museum.
With famous places and names that are originally in English, the usage has usually become standardised - as with eg the Suez Canal, the London Eye. With less famous places, if they've never been translated before, it could be either.