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Old 04-20-2015, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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The gap will get wider. It's time for Chicago to give it up and admit Philly is superior.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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So would you guys stop accusing me of being a Philly booster now? There are PLENTY of reasons to be proud of this city. In the next 2 censuses it's realistic to believe that Philly will surpass Houston and Chicago in city population. If you have lived or visited here Center City Philly has THE MOST COMPLETE package of the ideal urban neighborhood.
Its completely unrealistic to believe Philadelphia will surpass Houston which has grown much faster in all the recent past and already added nearly 100k residents since 2010 increasing its lead. With Chicago's lead in population and projecting Philadelphia's best growth rate out it really couldn't close the gap in 15 years either. Unfortunately both cities currently are among the weakest of the larger metros on a variety of growth metrics and I'd be much happier seeing them achieve closer to average performance by the next census if I were rooting for any goal.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Okay, but it's still part of the downtown area. Can't really go off feelings.
But what Philly counts as downtown, other cities draw lines and call residential neighborhoods. Center city seems to count the CBD and a lot of the surrounding neighborhoods. A lot of cities would have an edge if they defined the same way.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The difference is Center City transitions seamlessly to other neighborhoods, where in other cities there would be a freeway or water separating things.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/ Rehoboth Beach
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A few things... no one living in Passyunk Square considers themselves as living in Downtown Philly. No one South of South Street would... that's South Philly.

Second, there are 10-15 cities with better Chinatowns than Philadelphia? Lol. No.

Third, as far as Downtown's go, Philadelphia has more highrises/skyscrapers than LA downtown.
Mr. Anonelitst (J.W. Gacy) is obsessed with Philly , he interjects his trash on every Philly thread . I never Read his posts any more .
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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He's just jealous that his city will NEVER be as 1% as good as Philly!
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Mr. Anonelitst (J.W. Gacy) is obsessed with Philly , he interjects his trash on every Philly thread . I never Read his posts any more .
Lol He made some valid points about office space, CC certainly is not the jobs center that other cities are. However he does go off on some bogus bashing tangents, he actually gets annoyed by positive things regarding Philly.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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He's just jealous that his city will NEVER be as 1% as good as Philly!
You might actually be anoneelitist lol. I look forward to the day you get banned. LIKE HELLO MODS DO YOU GUYS ACTUALLY READ HIS NONSENSE ON LIKE 30 DIFFERENT THREADS HE CREATES?
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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The gap will get wider. It's time for Chicago to give it up and admit Philly is superior.
In what? Having a few thousand more people in the Downtown core? Chicago still blows Center City away either way imo.
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The difference is Center City transitions seamlessly to other neighborhoods, where in other cities there would be a freeway or water separating things.
But even Manhattan (which is continuous development) draws lines and doesn't count the whole island as one downtown.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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In what? Having a few thousand more people in the Downtown core? Chicago still blows compared to Center City either way imo.
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