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Old 11-09-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Since there is no single city in NA that can match NYC in population and development size how many cities do you think it would take to equal it in size? Here's a photo I shot from ESB in October of last year. Imagine all the buildings in Manhattan. Compare all buildings above above 12 floors. What would equal Manhattan? How many cities? How many downtowns would equal this? I would like to know your perspective on this.

Yes, this is my photo in case someone is wondering.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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In the U.S. you could add the highrises of Chicago, LA, SF, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Miami and NYC would still beat it in # of highrise buildings. Or it would take about six Chicago lakefront areas put together.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This is a horrible thread idea.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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To answer your question. I guess. It would take 19 Atlantas to equal the population of New York City. But, it would only take 3.6 Atlanta metro areas to equal the metro area population of New York.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: New London
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Well, Phoenix is already bigger than NYC in size.

So.....
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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I did something similar before and it seemed like NYC's more urban area as defined by either high rise 12+ or midrise 5-6+ areas was about 6-7x larger than Chicago's even if the populations are roughly only 3x as more of a portion of NYC dwellers live in highrise/midrise/multi units than Chicago. This isn't including dense areas directly outside it such as Jersey City, Hoboken...
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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You do realize Mexico City is in North America?

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Old 11-09-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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You do realize Mexico City is in North America?

I missed that oversight, he did say NA didn't he. Is Mexico City still the largest city in the world?? it was at one time. Even when it was the Aztec capital before Cortez it was one of the worlds largest cities, been big for a very long time.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I was just about to bring up Mexico City as well. It, and not New York City, is the largest city in North America.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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And Mexico city is 20 million people in a size of about 800 Sq miles, so its 20 million people in an area smaller than Cook County. Mind-boggling.
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