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View Poll Results: Better Downtown
Detroit 50 28.74%
Los Angeles 124 71.26%
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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If it were 1950 today when Detroit was booming and peaked nearly 2 million I then would pick it over LA. Today, LA wins in other categories due to it's growth and popularity. Now when it comes to classic tall skyscraper architecture then Detroit hands down. Those buildings are timeless. Some cities would kill to have one those signature buildings in their city. LA has only one tall iconic classic skyscraper Detroit had many in it's skyline.

http://dignitas.typepad.com/.a/6a00d...1639970c-450wi

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Old 01-12-2015, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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If it were 1950 today when Detroit was booming and peaked nearly 2 million I then would pick it over LA. Today, LA wins in other categories due to it's growth and popularity. Now when it comes to classic tall skyscraper architecture then Detroit hands down. Those buildings are timeless. Some cities would kill to have one those signature buildings in their city. LA has only one tall iconic classic skyscraper Detroit had many in it's skyline.


source: http://dignitas.typepad.com/.a/6a00d...1639970c-450wi
Maybe it's just me, but what exactly is so spectacular about that pic
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario
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Maybe it's just me, but what exactly is so spectacular about that pic
Umm, absolutely everything!
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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And how does that relate to my comment, in which I said that you can identify a plethora of architectural styles in LA? I wasn't even giving an opinion about LA; I was stating an objective fact (that LA has many architectural styles).

Obviously you want any opportunity to bash LA, but the fact that your comment hasn't the sliver of relevance to the comment I made just makes your response seem childish. If you want to have a mindless bashing contest, pick up sports or video games.
Lol you're right, urban planning has nothing to do with traffic congestion, highway systems, or even the existing architecture.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Maybe it's just me, but what exactly is so spectacular about that pic
https://images.search.yahoo.com/imag...fr=yfp-t-311-s
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Lol you're right, urban planning has nothing to do with traffic congestion, highway systems, or even the existing architecture.
Typical Chicagoan response to a thread about LA.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Ok thanks for the Google images link, but I was referring to that pic specifically, I didn't get the point, it showed like 3-4 buildings.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Lol you're right, urban planning has nothing to do with traffic congestion, highway systems, or even the existing architecture.
I still don't think that you have made a single relevant response to my original comment about LA's diverse architectural styles. And must you always start every sentence with "Lol"? This isn't Facebook.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If it were 1950 today when Detroit was booming and peaked nearly 2 million I then would pick it over LA. Today, LA wins in other categories due to it's growth and popularity. Now when it comes to classic tall skyscraper architecture then Detroit hands down. Those buildings are timeless. Some cities would kill to have one those signature buildings in their city. LA has only one tall iconic classic skyscraper Detroit had many in it's skyline.

http://dignitas.typepad.com/.a/6a00d...1639970c-450wi
What is LA's one tall iconic skyscraper? The photo you linked for Detroit does not look any more impressive the LA's Eastern Colombia Building (posted up thread by pwright1). Tall buildings are fine but they are not the be all and end all of a city. Paris is not known for skyscrapers, Wash D.C. is not either. Yet, both have great architecture.

Downtown LA's pre-1950's buildings are plentiful and stunning in their own right. Granted the only "tall" one that comes to mind is City Hall at 28 stories.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Typical Chicagoan response to a thread about LA.
Ouch, LA people are so sensitive
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