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Old 05-22-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There are a lot of factors that go into the overall urban feel of the downtowns like Chicago or New York. for example the noisy trains on the L add to the sounds of Chicago. same thing goes to New York and their car horns and taxis. if you have visited either/both of the cities please rate the overall vibe/urban feel off of these categories

Sounds
People
Cars
Buildings
Retail

The downtown meaning Chicago's loop and New York's midtown.

P.S. sorry if im really foggy on my post, but i hope you get the idea on what i'm saying
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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What is the point of this thread? You already know the answer.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:56 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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The Loop and Midtown have a lot of similarities. Once you go outside of them the differences are much larger. A thread has been made on this already:

Chicago Downtown vs Manhattan, Chicago = Mini-NYC
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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The thing with NYC is, even outside of Midtown, there are many parts of Manhattan where you still feel like you're in a downtown area. The Flatiron district is an example of that. You're not in any particular CBD, but it still feels like the big, big city.

With Chicago, you pretty know when you're out of downtown and in the low rise neighborhoods of the city. It's simply just not as built up as Manhattan is.

Midtown still wins every category. Chicago doesn't even have a 'Times Square' like area that many mega cities have.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:41 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Midtown feels busier from a pedestrian volume standpoint. And the street level is more interesting (more stores at ground level). The Loop is more aesthetically interesting, Midtown is either just impressive or a bit gritty. The elevated trains, the bridges over the river with the skyscraper looming above and Millennium Park make the Chicago Loop more interesting from a sightseeing aspect.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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Doesn't anyone proof-read the thread title over once before posting? Yikes.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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The answer is NYC obviously. Anybody who debates that is a n00b.
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