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View Poll Results: Downtown Orlando or Center City Charlotte
Downtown Orlando 28 36.36%
Center City Charlotte 49 63.64%
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: The O
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Charlotte
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Orlando..
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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That is a terrible photo choice for Orlando! That's easily over 6 years old. If you took a picture from the same angle tonight the skyline would look a lot denser with 4 or 5 more high rises. Still wouldn't beat charlottes skyline but it would look a lot better than that pic

Take a look at the Orlando photos in this album: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/4939487...l_AND_w_IS_all

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Charleston AFB SC
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Easily Charlotte, Orlando doesn't come close. It has improved over the years. But not nearly as much as Charlotte has in the same time.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:41 PM
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Location: Orlando Metro Area
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UT Charlotte and DT Orlando are almost exact opposites. Charlotte is more active in the daytime due to having big banks HQed in the city center. Orlando is much more active at night as it is a place locals choose to live even if they commute to the suburbs for work. Charlotte has more retail, DT Orlando has more entertainment. Charlotte has the better skyline, Orlando has the better street level activity. Charlotte is more sterile and bland, Orlando is more organic and exciting. Overall they are both good city centers, but have long ways to go. What one has the other lacks, but if I had to choose it would be DT Orlando. The first time I went UT Charlotte when I moved to SC I was so excited, thought maybe it would be my DT fix and I honestly can't say how underwhelmed I was with the vibe and look except for the skyline.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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These pics are more recent, I took them both this year. I think Charlotte beats Orlando, but not by much.



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Old 08-31-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Orlando, so much more to do, and much better looking, much more dense.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Winter Park, FL
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These pics are more recent, I took them both this year. I think Charlotte beats Orlando, but not by much.
kcmo, you took that shot of Orlando?? Really excellent shot of the city...you can see every building.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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Charlotte because there's a bit more going on. But this is actually a good comparison.
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