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View Poll Results: Most transformed and improved city cores
New York City 20 9.43%
Los Angeles 40 18.87%
Chicago 32 15.09%
Dallas 17 8.02%
Houston 14 6.60%
Philadelphia 29 13.68%
Washington 38 17.92%
Miami 17 8.02%
Atlanta 25 11.79%
Boston 9 4.25%
San Francisco 8 3.77%
Phoenix 6 2.83%
Riverside/San Bernadino 2 0.94%
Detroit 10 4.72%
Seattle 17 8.02%
Minneapolis 13 6.13%
San Diego 7 3.30%
Tampa 3 1.42%
St. Louis 9 4.25%
Baltimore 9 4.25%
Denver 22 10.38%
Pittsburgh 20 9.43%
Charlotte 11 5.19%
Portland 8 3.77%
San Antonio 4 1.89%
Orlando 4 1.89%
Sacramento 5 2.36%
Cincinnati 13 6.13%
Cleveland 25 11.79%
Kansas City 10 4.72%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Off hand, I would say:

Chicago
DC
Philly
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Boston
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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I'm looking for one, but the best way is to just go out there and snap one myself.

My camera phone is broken at the moment,
so for now... I'll have to post a more recent LINK,
but not quite the exact angle.. :/

I'll update asap (with my OWN camera pic soon)

This one is from Downtown looking towards Uptown.... so it's the OPPOSITE view, but still the same area: http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/fi..._279647241.jpg

In this one, the area on the RIGHT is the same area (AA building, where mavs play is where the
meat factory- 1984- once stood)
http://www.betterdallas.com/wp-conte..._HEADER-1b.jpg

Part of Uptown on left:
http://eatsblog.dallasnews.com/files...gskyline_9.jpg

here's a whole bunch of (far away) pics of Dallas Downtown & Uptown together.
I need to go snap some of my own to get an UPDATED, UPDATED view.
but this is all Last year:
Better skyline Houston or Dallas?
Some of these people on C-D just turn into hatters after seeing those amazing pics wow!

Dallas has grown alot more then some of these cities I have seen list mostly Ice Age Cities

L.A.
Chicago
Esp. Washington

Dallas really have took off and I really hopes the people from COUNTRY atl really see that this is how a city get urban with building all together and in the hirizon.
Atlanta midtown and downtown looks like a couple of lego blocks that a child crashed and left them in the trees!
Dallas you got it going on baby!!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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Pittsburgh's urban core never fell to the extent of some rust belt cities. Pittsburgh missed out on the early 90s economic boom. Pittsburgh has been playing catch up since then. Pittsburgh tranformation since the 94 has been quite remarkable. Pittsburgh focused on Riverfront development and historic preservation over the last 20 years or so. The skyline has not changed all tha. Much since the 80s but the streetscape changed dramatically during that time. Our cultural district blossomed while adding a residential component on Penn Ave. Our city neighborhoods are the new focus. The cities East Liberty section is leading the way with multiple game changing developments under construction. Pittsburgh is in the process of developing two large inner parcels. The former Civic Arena site and the Almono sites will add two all new neighborhoods to the urban core.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Some of these people on C-D just turn into hatters after seeing those amazing pics wow!

Dallas has grown alot more then some of these cities I have seen list mostly Ice Age Cities

L.A.
Chicago
Esp. Washington

Dallas really have took off and I really hopes the people from COUNTRY atl really see that this is how a city get urban with building all together and in the hirizon.
Atlanta midtown and downtown looks like a couple of lego blocks that a child crashed and left them in the trees!
Dallas you got it going on baby!!!
I can't really understand your words, but are you implying that Dallas is growing a lot more than LA or DC? In urban construction??
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, Cleveland and Philadelphia
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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AUSTIN | Photos & Videos Thread - Page 37 - SkyscraperPage Forum

You want see a transformation scroll through these pages. And its doesn't take 20+ years to see it drastically change..year by year. The city is almost unrecognizable as far as how it looks from 1994.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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I can't really understand your words, but are you implying that Dallas is growing a lot more than LA or DC? In urban construction??
You check the photos yourself and with your best judgement tell me what city grew more in the past 20 yr
in the cities core?
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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You check the photos yourself and with your best judgement tell me what city grew more in the past 20 yr
in the cities core?
The topic of the thread is not about which cities "grew more." I think we all know the answers there. The thread is about transformation in the core. I don't know if any city in the country has transformed/ changed in its core the way "core" of Washington DC has to the degree it has since 1994.

It's practically wall to wall urbanity that can only be matched by cities like NY, SF, Boston, Chicago. Wasn't like that 20 years ago.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Most improved cores:

Austin
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Denver
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Washington DC
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think most people on this forum are too young to remember or realize just how utterly dysfunctional New York was in the early '90s. The gritty New York of the '70s and '80s continued on for the first half of the '90s. Times Square was the sleaziest place in America, you could buy anything there. If the time frame begins at 1994 then we are talking about the city Guiliani inherited. The version of NY that we know now did not exist then. The transformation wasn't new buildings (although it has had that), it was a new social fabric (in some ways better, in other ways worse). The old New York had more in common with pre-gentrification Philly than the NY of today. DC went through a similar transformation. I think those are the two most changed cities.
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