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Old 04-27-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Which city looks the most modern? I.e. lots of very recently buildings (as a percentage of total building stock), very up to date infrastructure, modern public transport system, a clean look.

Of the cities I went to, I'd have to say San Diego or Nashville.

LA had an old school charm, actually, with the exception of Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Boston looks both newish and old, but has too much history to really be considered among the most modern.

Of the ones I haven't been to I assume Miami. Not sure about Houston since I only saw it from afar but it looks kind of space-agey.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: plano
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I put up Houston as the most modern looking. It was a small town until middle of last century so doesnt have the histoy of most cities but off setting that has a number of newer office buildings and roads etc. Go big go Texas = Houston with Dallas at Number 2.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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You mean most character lacking?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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I'd say Charlotte is a candidate here, particularly in the core of the city.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Seattle
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Seattle is pretty modern looking compared to most cities I've seen.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I nominate Charlotte.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Charlotte or Austin.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Something about Minneapolis always gave me a modern feel. Especially compared to its other midwest peers.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Chicago's Loop is probably the sleekest, most modern place in the U.S.

Seattle has a modern look to it. The architecture is clean and simple, and the built environment fits seamlessly with the natural environment. There are parts of NY, DC, and LA that look downright modern as well.

A few people mentioned Charlotte, and aside from 5 or 6 modern high rises, the city just does not look modern at all. It just looks newly built. Austin is similar in this regard. Newly built doesn't equal modern.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Charlotte or Austin.
I forgot about Austin. Yes that's one modern, sleek looking city, reminds me of Nashville. Memphis, in contrast, looks old and stuck in the 1940s-60s with it's classical architecture.
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