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Old 04-09-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: USA
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How in the world is San Francisco trying to be like NYC or Amsterdam? San Francisco is good at being San Francisco. There isn't a city like it.
I have to agree with you. It's one of the few cities in this country with its own identity.

 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:46 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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yeah, but it's actually succeeding at that
Except were not getting the entertainment like the leaders here want. Instead were getting the traffic that gets busier and heavier every year.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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Atlanta trying to be the next I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!
DC, maybe?
 
Old 04-09-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Phoenix is trying too hard to turn itself into a traditional city with a downtown center. If the history of the last 40 years of downtown revitalization attempts serves as a scorecard, it just ain't working... it's time to go to plan B. A city should capitalize on what makes it unique, not just reinventing the wheel, creating an imitation downtown. Look what Las Vegas is... with the strip-- now that's something unique! You have to admit, whether you love or hate Vegas, there are many imitators, but there's only one Las Vegas. Vegas is not trying to be anything other than itself. Phoenix, on the other hand... I'm not sure what the heck it's trying to be. I've heard many people say Phoenix is a wannabe LA, but after coming back from a trip to LA last weekend, I can't say that's true; the two cannot even be compared.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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How in the world is San Francisco trying to be like NYC or Amsterdam? San Francisco is good at being San Francisco. There isn't a city like it.
Couldn't have said it better. There is only one San Francisco!
 
Old 04-09-2008, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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San Francisco tries too hard to be the creator of liberal activism. They did not start it, they only wish they did!
 
Old 04-10-2008, 01:11 AM
 
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Atlanta trying to be the next I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!
If it's the next Detroit than it's succeeding.
It's not even thinking about being the next Tokyo, even though it should.
It is probably trying to be more like New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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[quote=metro223;3411006][quote=Howest2008;3410435]Des Moines Iowa trying to be a Chicago Of The Plains
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I just don't see this. I don't think Des Moines acts like Chicago at all. Plus Des Moines is seeing a lot of success.


Agreed. I can't think of any examples of Des Moines attempting to follow in Chicago's footsteps. An argument for Des Moines trying too hard can be made, but I think the Chicago comparison is a very weak one.

If anything we just play "keeping up with the Joneses" with Omaha and MAYBE jock Minneapolis a little bit.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:28 AM
 
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Can you think of any cities that are trying a little too hard to become "cool," urban, etc, but just can't seem to pull it off? Places trying to imitate the successes of others, but end up going nowhere? Or do you believe just about any city can become the next Paris if they really want to?
Most of Paris is a dump. The truth.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 04:31 AM
 
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DC, maybe?
Metro Atlanta is already larger than DC, geographically. It most likely passed metro DC (excluding Baltimore metro) this year in population.

I think that an eastern US LA is in the works, unfortunately.
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