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Old 09-21-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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Wow! isn't that the truth! I went back to NY for to visit a few years ago. I hadn't been back since I left in 1988. I could not believe the roads were the same as years ago. They are the worst!! I guess we are spoiled here in Phoenix. I'd like to see Charlotte starting working on expanding the 77.
I-77 definately need to be a high priority project, it needs to be an 8-10 lane freeway!
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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I-77 definately need to be a high priority project, it needs to be an 8-10 lane freeway!
That's a lot of lanes. I don't think our freeways in Phoenix have 8 to 10. I think maybe 6 lanes, 7 at the most. I don't understand the cities that think 2 lanes are going to carry the traffic.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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I-77 definately need to be a high priority project, it needs to be an 8-10 lane freeway!
That's the last thing we need.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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This City has no chance of ever becoming a spectacular cultural attraction for a few simple reasons

No Water Frontage

No note-worthy Topographical Features or Natural Scenery

Lack of Cultural identity

BANKERS! EVERYWHERE!

No real history

Zero appeal to international tourists

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Old 09-28-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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This City has no chance of ever becoming a spectacular cultural attraction for a few simple reasons
Ok, I am game.

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No Water Frontage
Nor does Atlanta.

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No note-worthy Topographical Features or Natural Scenery
Nor does Atlanta.

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Lack of Cultural identity
There is culture here in Charlotte.
It is everywhere.
Cultural identity is organic.
It grows from what a community is, not what it is trying to be.

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BANKERS! EVERYWHERE!
So do all World Class cities.

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No real history
You clearly are not educated in the history of Charlotte and the surrounding area.

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Zero appeal to international tourists
There are people from every nation on earth in Charlotte right now.
So, it must have international appeal, or they would not be here.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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Is Atlanta considered a world class city?

ETA Never mind, just saw this: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n....html?page=all

ETA Oops wrong link, http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/world2010t.html
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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I don't think the chain stores in South Park and North Lake qualify as "world-class" shopping. LOL
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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This City has no chance of ever becoming a spectacular cultural attraction for a few simple reasons
Ok, I am game.[/b]
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No Water Frontage - Nor does Atlanta.
True, many large cities are not on the coast (Denver, anyone?)

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No note-worthy Topographical Features or Natural Scenery - Nor does Atlanta.
That's not true. Stone Mountain, the Chattahoochee river and nature preserves, the downtown, midtown, and buckhead skylines, piedmont park, the atlanta botanical gardents, etc...

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Lack of Cultural identity - There is culture here in Charlotte.
It is everywhere.
Cultural identity is organic.
It grows from what a community is, not what it is trying to be.
I haven't spent much time in Charlotte, so I cannot comment

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BANKERS! EVERYWHERE! - So do all World Class cities.
I think that perhaps the poster was making reference to the ratio of bankers to workers in other industries. It is a valid point... how many tourists who visit NYC make it a point to rub elbows with the workers on Wall St?

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No real history - You clearly are not educated in the history of Charlotte and the surrounding area.
Niether is most of the state/country/world. :-)

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Zero appeal to international tourists - There are people from every nation on earth in Charlotte right now. So, it must have international appeal, or they would not be here.
This is pretty subjective, but the poster has a better case than you do. How many carribbean parades, greekfests or japanese festivals does Charlotte hold every year? How many foreign consulates are there in Charlotte and how many international routes does the airport serve?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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This is pretty subjective, but the poster has a better case than you do. How many carribbean parades, greekfests or japanese festivals does Charlotte hold every year?
I'm not trying to support the claim that Charlotte is "world class", but there are many international festivals in the area every year, including one of the best Greek festivals in the south. Here is a small list:

Charlotte Festival Calendar - Festivals in Charlotte


As far as international flights, Charlotte-Douglas Airport is consistently in the top ten of the world's busiest airports, and here you can see how many international cities are served by direct flights from Charlotte:

http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/A...rvedReport.pdf


Here is the Wikipedia page on the airport:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


While Charlotte is not what some may classify as "world class", it is no slouch, especially for its size, and has many international transplants and cultural attractions. It is still growing strong.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:02 AM
 
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I haven't spent much time in Charlotte, so I cannot comment
Lol. I think that about sums it up......so why comment?
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