Semantics are a bitch, huh?<quoted text>
"FYI - the place or buiding that controls the landmark - is the instution, the landmark itself is jsut a place."
That's essentially what I said, except it isn't the place or building, but the organization behind them. Alcatraz has been designated a part of that institution the Parks Service and historical associations is, It is an exhibit in a classroom if you wish to refer to it that way.
A perfect example and comparison to religion - the semantics kill the philosophy.