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View Poll Results: Better Downtown
Detroit 50 28.74%
Los Angeles 124 71.26%
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Oxnard
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-Architecture (both historic and modern)
-Culture/Arts/Entertainment options
-Retail/Restaurants, etc
-Pedestrian orientation/urbanity
-Residential/Nightlife options
-View amenities
-Variety of districts
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: a bar
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-Architecture (both historic and modern)
I'll give architecture to Detroit. Downtown Detroit has probably the best assortment of art deco buildings I've ever seen. Almost as if the city were frozen in time.


Unfortunately it's also a bit of a ghost town, so the other points go to LA.
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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LA. Detroit sucks.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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LA. Detroit sucks.

OT: Both cities have up and coming downtown's but from what I hear DTLA is further ahead in it's "up and coming process" than downtown Detroit is.

Last edited by CaseyB; 05-14-2014 at 04:59 PM.. Reason: rude
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I think LA's downtown had an earlier rebound than Detroit's. In the 60s, both downtowns were pretty bad but LA's really made a rebound throughout the 80s and 90s and from what I've seen recently is still getting better especially in regard to streetlife. Detroit still has quite a ways to go but it's at least rebounding.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Is this a new anti-LA thread?

I'm very interested in some of Detroit's downtown reinitialization. Anyone with any info?
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Detroit
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Is this a new anti-LA thread?

I'm very interested in some of Detroit's downtown reinitialization. Anyone with any info?
Check out the Downtown/Midtown/Corktown developments thread in the Detroit forum: Major Downtown/Midtown/Corktown Developments! .

This was just posted in the Detroit forum, a little slideshow highlighting some success stories in Detroit: Detroiturbex.com - Now and Then: Revival
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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I'll go with Detroit.....to me a real city needs some sort of water feature. But I'd put Santa Monica ahead of both.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Detroit, I wish I could say Windsor too.
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