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Old 05-12-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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Can anybody name a city with two downtowns (i.e. a single city, not twins cities like St. Paul and Minneapolis).
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: ITP
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Atlanta actually has three CBDs inside of the city--Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead. All three have distinct skylines.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:34 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I think Los Angeles has multiple downtowns. What comes to mind right now are Downtown Los Angeles (the area where the Library Tower aka US Bank Tower and Disney Hall are located) and then there's Century City which is also a major business center. I think Downtown LA dominates the city but Century City also has a lot of businesses and development. I don't know if Hollywood also counts as a "downtown". Beverly Hills is an independent city and so is Santa Monica and Long Beach.

Las Vegas feels like it has 2 downtowns also....first there the old "downtown around Fremont Street (where that old famous Vegas Vic is still standing....overshadowed by the new Fremont Street Experience), and then there's the Strip. At least these feel like 2 "downtowns" though there's really two tourist areas, most of the regular business and goings on take place spread out all over like most Sunbelt cities.

Supposedly Houston has 2 or 3 downtowns....
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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Well, NYC has Midtown Manhattan and the Lower Manhattan, as well as downtown Brooklyn. Although, by some definitions, the CBD (central business district) of the city is ALL of Manhattan below 60th street, ie. Midtown and Lower Manhattan are both considered a part of one, giant "downtown" area, along with the areas in between.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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San Diego actually has 3 CBD's in my opinion. The obvious is Downtown San Diego, but there's also University Town Center, and then there's Sorrento Valley (midrises for the most part, but nonetheless a CBD)...

University Town Center is expected to grow tremendously over the next 5 years.


Also, I know that Seattle has Downtown Seattle and nearby Bellevue is rapidly expanding... the place looks like it has as many cranes as Dubai (okay, i'm exaggerating, but whatever)
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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San Diego actually has 3 CBD's in my opinion. The obvious is Downtown San Diego, but there's also University Town Center, and then there's Sorrento Valley (midrises for the most part, but nonetheless a CBD)...

University Town Center is expected to grow tremendously over the next 5 years.


Also, I know that Seattle has Downtown Seattle and nearby Bellevue is rapidly expanding... the place looks like it has as many cranes as Dubai (okay, i'm exaggerating, but whatever)
Very true, downtown Bellevue is beautiful and so many things are going up it looks cool Also its surprisingly dense, and of course beautiful mountain scenery in the background....if I ever move back here to the Seattle metro after i leave, Bellevue will DEFINITELY be a place on my list....i was just there a few hours ago as a matter of fact Taking the I-90 bridge from Seattle to Bellevue over Lake Washington truly is beautiful...and you pass through excellent Mercer Island, man I would love to have a house there!

Does University Town center have a visible skyline of any sort? If so I'd love to see pictures! Or I could just wait and see in person when i get there
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Very true, downtown Bellevue is beautiful and so many things are going up it looks cool Also its surprisingly dense, and of course beautiful mountain scenery in the background....if I ever move back here to the Seattle metro after i leave, Bellevue will DEFINITELY be a place on my list....i was just there a few hours ago as a matter of fact Taking the I-90 bridge from Seattle to Bellevue over Lake Washington truly is beautiful...and you pass through excellent Mercer Island, man I would love to have a house there!

Does University Town center have a visible skyline of any sort? If so I'd love to see pictures! Or I could just wait and see in person when i get there
hey A-Team! i tried to find good pics of UTC (that's what the locals call it), but couldn't find any good ones. next time im in the area, i'll try to take some good pics of it with my iPhone. it's alright looking, but in 5 years, it will definitely look like another downtown. they are currently constructing the areas tallest buildings but they wont be done for a couple of years, along with whatever is going up in the area. alright, back to the 60 page marketing plan/research paper i'm behind on..............................
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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hey A-Team! i tried to find good pics of UTC (that's what the locals call it), but couldn't find any good ones. next time im in the area, i'll try to take some good pics of it with my iPhone. it's alright looking, but in 5 years, it will definitely look like another downtown. they are currently constructing the areas tallest buildings but they wont be done for a couple of years, along with whatever is going up in the area. alright, back to the 60 page marketing plan/research paper i'm behind on..............................
Hey SC4LSD thanks for looking! That sounds exciting, did you say that they are going to have the areas tallest building?? If so how tall is it gonna be?(if ya know lol sorry to barage ya with questions )

Sweet christ thats a long paper! Grad school?
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Well, NYC has Midtown Manhattan and the Lower Manhattan, as well as downtown Brooklyn. Although, by some definitions, the CBD (central business district) of the city is ALL of Manhattan below 60th street, ie. Midtown and Lower Manhattan are both considered a part of one, giant "downtown" area, along with the areas in between.
There are several new highrises proposed for Downtown Brooklyn. After they're completed, the contrast between the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines will look amazaing when seen from a distance (even if Manhattan's significantly dwarfs that of Brooklyn's).
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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would miami qualify? with north beach, south beach & downtown proper?
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