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View Poll Results: Which city is most fast paced?
Chicago 153 55.84%
Philadelphia 121 44.16%
Voters: 274. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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Originally Posted by DanDan22 View Post
Typically a fast-paced city isn't one with catastrophic population loss.

How can a place be fast-paced when one-third of the population left town?
did you really just switch from one alias to another to post a response? hahahaha

 
Old 10-20-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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really mods? thread still open? glad to keep things on topic here
This is the fourth example in just this thread where you have posted this, does adding to your post count over trivial threads give you this much anxiety? As you say Chicago is fine on its own then why are you indoors all day defending your city

Let me guess you're between the age of eighteen and twenty three and it bothers you when Chicago is dragged down this road
 
Old 10-20-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Chicago is a respectable 3rd or 4th in the US in urbanity, but NYC and Philadelphia take the top 2. Most people would agree that Phily and NYC are the cities that are most alike each other.

There's nothing wrong with being 3rd or 4th...
 
Old 10-20-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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I agree with this statement. Philly is probably closest to NYC in feel. Chicago feels totally different.
Exactly. It's not a slight to Chicago at all, but the wide streets, overall slower moving feeling, and its Midwestern location owes to its pace of life. Philadelphia is SMACK in the middle of the NYC-DC corridor, the two most important cities in the WORLD, so its bound to be faster.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by Slyman11 View Post
This is the fourth example in just this thread where you have posted this, does adding to your post count over trivial threads give you this much anxiety? As you say Chicago is fine on its own then why are you indoors all day defending your city

Let me guess you're between the age of eighteen and twenty three and it bothers you when Chicago is dragged down this road
The facts add up, you are dementor. Your time here has been geared towards bashing Philly and Chicago. You lack a heart, any person who thinks the US should ship it's poverty to thirdworld countries has problems imo
 
Old 10-20-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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But what does this have to do with pace?

And honestly doing business in mostly Philly, NYC, Boston, SF, and Chicago I find the business pace faster (though ever so slightly) in Philly or at least more in your face, but I documented my feelings earlier in that to me they are pretty similar. I find DC faster these days than either Chicago or Philly, not at NYCs level though.
Please re-read. I was responding to the "rust belt" comment. I then also added my thoughts (albeit brief) on my opinion on fast-paced-- whatever the **** that means.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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It's a fact that Chicago is declining, and it's a fact that Chicago is in the Rust Belt. Anyone who argues otherwise is trolling.

That doesn't mean that Chicago doesn't have many wonderful attributes, but give me a break already. The Census confirms the population decline, and any map confirms the Rust Belt location.

So, the only thing that matters-- in your estimation-- is population. So, when you leave your house for college, community college, vocational school or a job in the marketplace when you reach 18, is your family in decline? Its population declined by "1"... Look at the big picture and weigh all attributes.

Is Mexico City the most powerful, dynamic, economically superior city in the world? Is it?

Is it? How about Cairo or Delhi?

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Holy mother of god.
These things just keep on coming.

Has anyone reported a mod yet?
 
Old 10-21-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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Gonna attempt to bring this back on topic after all the off topic nonsense. I guess the people that take offense to being labeled as slower paced equate slower paced with being less intelligent, naive, unaware,weak, ect. which is far from the truth. Ironically I've met quite a few people from NYC( born and raised) that possessed these traits, was actually suprised since NYC is known for it's fast paced, thick skinned, "in your face" mentality. Guess it all comes down to individualism (what a shocker).
 
Old 10-21-2011, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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"Obviously population isn't the ONLY consideration.

But it's certainly worth noting that Chicago lost ONE MILLION residents, almost as many as Detroit, while basically every other major city on earth is growing.

But Chicago doesn't fare very well (on a comparative basis) on a whole host of metrics. High crime, bad economy, weak real estate market, rusty industrial base.

On the positive size, it has a central location, average cost of living, big city center, and good infrastructure. It's also the dominant city in its region.

But, on the whole Chicago pales in comparison to the major coastal cities, especially in regards to fast pace. It's more like a much bigger Milwaukee, Detroit, etc. in terms of pace, feel, etc. Not anything like a Philly"

sweet bro
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