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Old 02-09-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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Not this gogo $hit again
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Yeah and it will only get bigger and more powerful. By 2020 D.C. will be just about on par with NYC, scaled down of course but still, no other city will be remotely lose to D.C.
No it will not be on par with NYC.

Be happy about DMV being #2 or #3.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Washington D.C., and its metro are somewhere around 4-5 with no real change in sight. Where do you people come from? I know the OP wanted to highball D.C. just to see where this would go. In fact, Houston (of all places) will soon overtake D.C. in importance.

Yes, you got the capital. Guess what? D.C. is really an aggregate city made up from importance of all cities from New York City to Zitville, Arkansas. Until 2030, it's roughly (per below)... with only change that Houston moves up, and maybe LA moving up, assuming it does not fall into the Pacific.

btw--Did someone really say D.C. will be on par with NYC by 2020? Really? Are you high?

NYC


Chicago
LA

San Francisco

D.C.
Houston
Boston
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle & Bellevue
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this op is a joker..

nyc
chi
sf/la
houston/dc/seattle/philly/boston
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Status: "World Series here we come" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: On the rebound
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this op is a joker..

nyc
chi
sf/la
houston/dc/seattle/philly/boston
That's jont mon. Some DC talk for you out there in Whiteyville. You wish Seattle was in the same league as DC.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I think the most "objective" ranking is:

1. NYC

2. Chicago/DC/SF/LA/Boston

No clear winner for #2.

Chicago's pluses - city size and downtown
Chicago's minuses - somewhat stagnant economy

DC's pluses - nation's capital, defense heaquarters
DC's minuses - not as large of a private sector

SF's pluses - tech sector, scenery, urbanity
SF's minuses - history and museums not as good

LA's pluses - entertainment capital, largest CSA
LA's minuses - too suburban, downtown and public transport not as good

Boston's pluses - education capital, history
Boston's minuses - not as large as the other CSA's, somewhat provincial

So, it all cancels out.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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NYC
LA
Chi
SF/SJ
DC/Balt
Houston/Phi/DFW/Boston/Atlanta
Mia/Seattle/Detroit
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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By 2020 D.C. will be just about on par with NYC.
lol
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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I don't get why everybody seems to think that there are no noteworthy museums in the Bay Area...


Tech Museum (San Jose)
Oakland Museum of California
Exploratorium (San Francisco)
Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland)
Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)
Moffet Field Museum (Mountain View)
Legion of Honor Museum (San Francisco)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Winchester Mystery House (San Jose)
Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)
The Mexican Museum (San Francisco)
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose
San Mateo County History Museum (Redwood City)
African American Library and Museum at Oakland
San Jose Museum of Art
Cantor Arts Museum (Palo Alto)
The Museum of American Heritage (Palo Alto)


^Those are just the ones I've been to.


I realize that the capital obviously has more and higher quality museums in general but the Bay Area has plenty of good museums.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:37 AM
 
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What is it's 'MSA' exactly?

the city of DC, Baltimore, and a bunch of suburbs, right? Yeah, no.
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