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View Poll Results: Which city has the best overall architecture?
Oakland, CA 10 26.32%
Detroit, MI 28 73.68%
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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Default Oakland vs. Detroit (Architecture)

I'm interested in seeing what the consensus is. Oakland is one of the very few places on the west coast that you get to see a mixture of older and newer architectural styles; everything from victorians to kraftsmans to art deco to Spanish Missionary architecture can be found in the city, and they're often right next to each other. Detroit is in many ways a time capsule of the architecture stages the midwest went through.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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You can't beat Detroit's art deco...
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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You can't beat Detroit's art deco...


Again, this is talking about ALL architecture. You could say the same for the Spanish Missionary architecture that cant be found outside of the west coast. Art Deco can easily be found in Oakland. While the Art Deco in Oakland isn't as prevalent as it is in Detroit, it's only a small part of the whole of what makes up Oakland. In Detroit's case, Art Deco gives it its own image so its still playing to Detroit's strengths. I personally don't think his comparison is one-sided in either direction.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Feel free to post pics to compare
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Again, this is talking about ALL architecture. You could say the same for the Spanish Missionary architecture that cant be found outside of the west coast.
You mean like this style?








All of which are in Detroit.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I used the wrong term. I meant housing like this:


http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6619/dsc01220hq.jpg (broken link)


If you can pull up one of these in Detroit, then I'll be impressed. lol
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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lol this thread doesn't seem to be catching on
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Changing gears now I see. You asked for Spanish Missionary style, I gave you some. I'm not going to bother even looking for the latest because you'll just change what you "really meant" again. Detroit wins this architecture comparison easily, no matter how you slice it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Changing gears now I see. You asked for Spanish Missionary style, I gave you some. I'm not going to bother even looking for the latest because you'll just change what you "really meant" again. Detroit wins this architecture comparison easily, no matter how you slice it.

lol... see whatever you want. And let's hear why it wins "easily". I'm wondering if you've ever seen a picture of Oakland that wasn't a skyline if you're writing it off that easily.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Its not catching on because they are not comparable at all. Maybe in the crime department, but architectural wise Detroit smokes Oakland.
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