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Old 05-10-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I'm surprised Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Miami are not on there. The cultural influence of Nashville and Memphis are also larger than the cities size may suggest though I really don't understand why country music isn't more popular internationally.
New Orleans and Memphis are definitely outsized cultural powerhouses in the US but they don't have the international branding or recognition that the other cities on the list do... and they're going up against foreign cities like London, Tokyo, Paris, etc.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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When are people going to accept the fact that Atlanta is a world-class global city that is recognized around the world?! It hosted a Summer Olympics for god's sake!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:23 AM
 
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When are people going to accept the fact that Atlanta is a world-class global city that is recognized around the world?! It hosted a Summer Olympics for god's sake!!!!!
You define a "world class global city" on whether they hosted a sporting event decades ago?

I guess St. Louis, Antwerp, and Helsinki are "world class global cities" because they hosted the Summer Olympics?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:29 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Atlanta is not World Class at this time due to lack of a cosmopolitan vibe and not at the forefront of the culinary scene in the US. Though if any city from the sunbelt does emerge in that realm it will be Atlanta.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Atlanta is not World Class at this time due to lack of a cosmopolitan vibe and not at the forefront of the culinary scene in the US. Though if any city from the sunbelt does emerge in that realm it will be Atlanta.
I would include Miami in there as well.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:45 AM
 
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Atlanta is not World Class at this time due to lack of a cosmopolitan vibe and not at the forefront of the culinary scene in the US. Though if any city from the sunbelt does emerge in that realm it will be Atlanta.
This. Atlanta could be world class by 2030 or 2035, but it's still not. I don't get a diverse, cosmopolitan vibe at all here. It's just black and white.

I really feel like there are only 4 or 5 true world class cities in the country.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:01 AM
 
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I'm guessing D.C. is not on the list because it is not very well liked around the world. Hated is more like it.

People in the Amazon Jungle have heard of Vegas. They may have heard of Disney, but that doesn't mean anyone knows what Orlando is.

Atlanta is obviously well known around the world mainly because of the Olympics.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:36 AM
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Location: Oakland
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according to the article in the OP:

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If only it didn't rain quite so much, San Francisco might be able to take on the really big guns.
What kind of garbage is this? SF only gets 23 inches of rain per year, almost all of it in the winter. The summer usually gets absolutely no rain at all...that's how it is when you have a Mediterranean climate. And out of the 7 cities above SF on the list (LA, NYC, London, Paris, Seoul, Barcelona, Rio), only LA gets less rainfall than SF (London actually gets 0.36 fewer inches than SF, but also has 37 more rainy days per year than SF, and has no rain-free months like SF). Yet somehow SF is too rainy? Makes you wonder if the guardian actually did any research...this isn't the first time I've seen them make wildly inaccurate claims about SF in their articles, so I'm sure they make BS claims about other cities too.

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They probably don't know the difference between fog and rain. If the marine layer is thick enough, it will have a constant mist/drizzle. But that is more pronounced in the western half of the city.
Yeah, but that's not rain, and the fog usually isn't that thick anyways. I think the author of that Guardian article has only seen "San Francisco" as portrayed by Vancouver in the movies or something and clearly didn't even bother to take 5 minutes to compare climate data on Wikipedia.

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Old 05-11-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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This. Atlanta could be world class by 2030 or 2035, but it's still not. I don't get a diverse, cosmopolitan vibe at all here. It's just black and white.

I really feel like there are only 4 or 5 true world class cities in the country.
Is tokyo not.cosmopolitan because its not diverse either
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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Winter Olympics >>Summer Olympics according to you?
Is that what I said?
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