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View Poll Results: Most urban
Seattle 37 22.29%
Baltimore 76 45.78%
Pittsburgh 15 9.04%
Cincinati 7 4.22%
New Orleans 8 4.82%
Miami 23 13.86%
Voters: 166. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-03-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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Such as? You could argue that there are some not listed that are maybe just as urban (e.g., St. Louis, Cleveland, etc.), but I don't really see any that would be more urban.
I guess you could make an argument for Los Angeles or some of the smaller north eastern cities like Providence or Hartford. LA has a ton of concrete, but it still just doesn’t seem urban to me.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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I guess you could make an argument for Los Angeles or some of the smaller north eastern cities like Providence or Hartford. LA has a ton of concrete, but it still just doesn’t seem urban to me.
LA, maybe--although it's in its own category when it comes to urbanism, at least to me. That would probably be it.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What city has a significant amount of residential high rises outside of the core? New Orleans has many downtown and some on St. Charles Ave. I don't think Chicago or Philadelphia have many outside of the core, and DC has none but that's undoubtedly urban.
Miami?


https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3928/3...258cafd1_h.jpg

^ The suburbs of Bay Harbor, Sunny Isles and Aventura (15+ miles from the CBD) and very densely populated.
20,000+ people live in Sunny Isles alone in a 1 square mile city.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:04 AM
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Location: Atlanta
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I guess you could make an argument for Los Angeles or some of the smaller north eastern cities like Providence or Hartford. LA has a ton of concrete, but it still just doesn’t seem urban to me.
But L.A. has more density across its Metro than other other place in the States, including New York.

It's a totally different kind of urbanity compared to the East Coast, but it's definitely there.
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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Baltimore overall because it has an incredibly strong and consistent urban fabric throughout the city, but Seattle probably has the the best urban core of the bunch:


http://nexusseattle.com/wordpress/wp...l-1024x620.jpg


https://s1.postimg.org/4vqaqzq3zj/skyline-seattle.jpg

First Hill:

https://s1.postimg.org/26yka4rp3j/IMG_0115.jpg

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Old 10-06-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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What city has a significant amount of residential high rises outside of the core? New Orleans has many downtown and some on St. Charles Ave. I don't think Chicago or Philadelphia have many outside of the core, and DC has none but that's undoubtedly urban.
Yeah, you definitely don't know Chicago if you think that Chicago doesn't have high rises outside of the core. A lot of the lakefront is lined with high rises going 8+ miles north from the downtown area to the very edge of the city and areas such as Hyde Park and Kenwood which are on the south side of the city have a large handful of high rises too.

Here is a look at the number of high rises in areas outside of the core including those U/C (not a ton, but some).
Source: Emporis


Lakeview: 88 high rises
Lincoln Park: 44 high rises
Edgewater: 43 high rises
Uptown: 43 high rises
Hyde Park: 38 high rises
Douglas: 26 high rises
Kenwood: 24 high rises
South Shore: 17 high rises
O'Hare: 13 high rises
Rogers Park: 8 high rises

Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Edgewater, Uptown and Rogers Park are on the north side which line the lake. Combined they have 226 high rises. That is more than the following cities individually:
- Seattle
- Denver
- Minneapolis
- Detroit
- Baltimore
- Miami Beach
- Pittsburgh
- San Diego
- Las Vegas
- Austin
- New Orleans
etc


And if you go south of the core and add in Douglas, Kenwood, Hyde Park, and South Shore with the above, then it's 331 high rises which is also more than the above PLUS:
- Philadelphia
- Washington DC
- Boston
- Atlanta

This combined is barely below Miami.

Just showing the north lakefront:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...go_skyline.jpg

* Lakeview, 3.5 miles north of what some people would consider the very north end of downtown (many others wouldn't even consider it downtown):
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9423...7i13312!8i6656

* Edgewater, 6+ miles north of what some people would consider the very north end of downtown:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9871...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 10-06-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore overall because it has an incredibly strong and consistent urban fabric throughout the city, but Seattle probably has the the best urban core of the bunch:


http://nexusseattle.com/wordpress/wp...l-1024x620.jpg


https://s1.postimg.org/4vqaqzq3zj/skyline-seattle.jpg

First Hill:

https://s1.postimg.org/26yka4rp3j/IMG_0115.jpg
Great pics!
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Baltimore overall because it has an incredibly strong and consistent urban fabric throughout the city, but Seattle probably has the the best urban core of the bunch:


http://nexusseattle.com/wordpress/wp...l-1024x620.jpg


https://s1.postimg.org/4vqaqzq3zj/skyline-seattle.jpg

First Hill:

https://s1.postimg.org/26yka4rp3j/IMG_0115.jpg
Great pics, but they're pretty old, the first two from late 2011 or so...about 24 buildings of around 400' or more have been built or are underway since then within the pictured areas.

A panorama every 10 minutes that you can zone in on (you can stop the rotation): https://spaceneedle.roundshot.com/
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Great pics, but they're pretty old, the first two from late 2011 or so...about 24 buildings of around 400' or more have been built or are underway since then within the pictured areas.

A panorama every 10 minutes that you can zone in on (you can stop the rotation): https://spaceneedle.roundshot.com/
We may have about 8 or 9 buildings since 2011 not close to 24 though.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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Originally Posted by Eric324 View Post
Baltimore overall because it has an incredibly strong and consistent urban fabric throughout the city, but Seattle probably has the the best urban core of the bunch:


http://nexusseattle.com/wordpress/wp...l-1024x620.jpg


https://s1.postimg.org/4vqaqzq3zj/skyline-seattle.jpg

First Hill:

https://s1.postimg.org/26yka4rp3j/IMG_0115.jpg

Miami, FL





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