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View Poll Results: Which city is most fast paced?
Chicago 153 55.84%
Philadelphia 121 44.16%
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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vs. detached homes? How could that possibly be a myth. Eliminate space between houses and you automatically get more density. Another myth is that rowhouses are found primarily in ghettos. Northeast Philly in these pics.

Classic Philly rowhouse community.


northeast philly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6240542885/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr

Here's some density, Philly style. I-95 right in the middle.


_DSC8025 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6240536141/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr





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Originally Posted by Alacran View Post
So a block of abandoned rowhouses is denser then a block of detached homes?

What is up with this annoying myth that rowhouses make a place denser?

And those bombed out places are black ghettos not part of little village

 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The City
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Rowhouses are a style and can add to the structual or footprint developed density but are not the highest density dweelings. They do factor into an urban feel but much of Chicago even without attached homes can be quite dense and very developed. To me a big difference on this aspect is the width of the streets in the two cities. Having said that I am not sure that this is by any means the distinguishing factor in pace so-to-speak. Pace is realtively fast in both places with maybe some nuances. To me they are pretty close and both have areas of slower pace. I judge pace in two ways, pace of business and the work environment (both in general are pretty fast though to me I will give a slight edge to philly here, most of my interactions with Chicago in business are less in your face. There is a midwest vibe that is noticable, especially from someone who is generally dealing with folks and companiens from Philly/NJ/NYC on a daily basis, but this may be less in your face and not truly pace so-to-speak). The second to me is the pace of life outside of work. Both areas have places that are very and much lower. Much depends on the environemtn and specific neighborhood to me. This aspect can be equated at times with the level of maintenance required by the indicdual - like how important is it to get my kids into the right school or why do i need to be at the new it restaurant. These aspects are neither good nor bad and have seen the mentality in both location.

Chicago and Philly are both large established cities with a pace that generally aligns with their culture and city rat race and will vary from individual to individual within each.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by Dub King View Post
vs. detached homes? How could that possibly be a myth. Eliminate space between houses and you automatically get more density. Another myth is that rowhouses are found primarily in ghettos. Northeast Philly in these pics.

Classic Philly rowhouse community.


northeast philly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6240542885/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr

Here's some density, Philly style. I-95 right in the middle.


_DSC8025 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6240536141/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr
BTW Dub cool shots you have. was viewing some and can see my house in this one!
_MG_8477 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6009285298/in/photostream - broken link)
 
Old 10-13-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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NICE!

Here we go... embedded image.

You can also see into Cliff Lee's living room. lol.

Nice mid-rise density there, the narrow streets definitely contribute like you were saying.

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BTW Dub cool shots you have. was viewing some and can see my house in this one!
_MG_8477 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6009285298/in/photostream - broken link)

_MG_8477 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6009285298/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr
 
Old 10-13-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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NICE!

Here we go... embedded image.

You can also see into Cliff Lee's living room. lol.

Nice mid-rise density there, the narrow streets definitely contribute like you were saying.
Great shots! I love how 1706 Rittenhouse turned out.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by Dub King View Post
NICE!

Here we go... embedded image.

You can also see into Cliff Lee's living room. lol.

Nice mid-rise density there, the narrow streets definitely contribute like you were saying.




_MG_8477 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imagicdigital/6009285298/ - broken link) by imagic digital (http://www.flickr.com/people/imagicdigital/ - broken link), on Flickr
I thought Cliff lived in the Rittenhouse?
 
Old 10-13-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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He's got a pad in the high rise right in the middle there, 1706 Rittenhouse.

QUOTE=kidphilly;21270099]I thought Cliff lived in the Rittenhouse?[/quote]
 
Old 10-13-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The City
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He's got a pad in the high rise right in the middle there, 1706 Rittenhouse.

QUOTE=kidphilly;21270099]I thought Cliff lived in the Rittenhouse?
[/quote]

didnt realize he was only a block away - hsame he didnt close out game two
 
Old 10-13-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
Rowhouses are a style and can add to the structual or footprint developed density but are not the highest density dweelings. They do factor into an urban feel but much of Chicago even without attached homes can be quite dense and very developed. To me a big difference on this aspect is the width of the streets in the two cities. Having said that I am not sure that this is by any means the distinguishing factor in pace so-to-speak. Pace is realtively fast in both places with maybe some nuances. To me they are pretty close and both have areas of slower pace. I judge pace in two ways, pace of business and the work environment (both in general are pretty fast though to me I will give a slight edge to philly here, most of my interactions with Chicago in business are less in your face. There is a midwest vibe that is noticable, especially from someone who is generally dealing with folks and companiens from Philly/NJ/NYC on a daily basis, but this may be less in your face and not truly pace so-to-speak). The second to me is the pace of life outside of work. Both areas have places that are very and much lower. Much depends on the environemtn and specific neighborhood to me. This aspect can be equated at times with the level of maintenance required by the indicdual - like how important is it to get my kids into the right school or why do i need to be at the new it restaurant. These aspects are neither good nor bad and have seen the mentality in both location.

Chicago and Philly are both large established cities with a pace that generally aligns with their culture and city rat race and will vary from individual to individual within each.
One of the most logical posts I've ever read on C-D, very well put.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: The City
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One of the most logical posts I've ever read on C-D, very well put.
well if only there was a spell checker - my posts are poor in that regard
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