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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Will the thread be closed if Atlanta hit the century mark?

 
Old 10-02-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The nature of the thread and battling with some of the other Houston posters was by their statements made that Atlanta could not even even "compare to Houston".It was one other reason I was saying that Atlanta is regarded as the capital of the South.It was not a statement meant to say because we have rail the system,ours is better or worse.I said it to say that as an Image of what a capital is NORMALLY, rail is just one other thing.The rail argument was really an addition to that argument.It was my thought process that i apparently did not make clear in writing.
I understand what you are saying. but I was just replying to this part of your comment.
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It will not even be anything close to the at best adequate system Atlanta has.
Maybe I misunderstood or maybe I didn't. Just wanted to clarify that rail isn't the only form of public transportation. You have to look at every aspect.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I understand what you are saying. but I was just replying to this part of your comment.


Maybe I misunderstood or maybe I didn't. Just wanted to clarify that rail isn't the only form of public transportation. You have to look at every aspect.
Yes i was refering rail- to rail,and the image that rail gives to a city.At this time in the growth of Houston's rail system.Not systems to sytems. People that see rail as important will see Houston's as a major downside.Atlanta's is constantly berated because its not extensive enough compared to NYC,Chicago or other places.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Atlanta feels more like a massive overgrown region....while Houston actually feels like a real metro.
That's interesting because both sprawl out of control for miles. They're both products of the age of the automobile with cores that lack density compared to their Northern and Midwestern peer cities. You're borderline delusional with this one.

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Houston has better arts, theatre, architecture, education, ALOT more diversity....
This is all subjective, but as far as architecture goes, honestly I find Houston's to be a bit bland, which is why I prefer Atlanta's skyline to Houston's--the towers in Atlanta have more individual flair and the skyline has more architectural diversity with their crowns, spires, fins, etc. But I give Houston's downtown skyline points for being as massive as it is.

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Nobody in the country puts Houston on the same level as Atlanta.
I suppose this poll doesn't mean anything.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Since we're STILL talking about this. How many states do you know where the capital is the most populous, or even most interesting city?
Utah, Colorado, Mississippi, West Virginia, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Iowa...and Georgia. There are others where the capital is the most populous (South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, etc.) but doesn't really dominate the state.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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miami
 
Old 10-03-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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miami
Miami not the capital of Florida.Tallahassee is.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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Utah, Colorado, Mississippi, West Virginia, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Iowa...and Georgia. There are others where the capital is the most populous (South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, etc.) but doesn't really dominate the state.
Boston is also a capital.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Utah, Colorado, Mississippi, West Virginia, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Iowa...and Georgia. There are others where the capital is the most populous (South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, etc.) but doesn't really dominate the state.

True, but for the majority...
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: moving again
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Utah, Colorado, Mississippi, West Virginia, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Iowa...and Georgia. There are others where the capital is the most populous (South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, etc.) but doesn't really dominate the state.
Since when is Santa Fe NM's largest city?
Arkansas, Indiana, Mass, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Wyoming also have capitals as their largest cities
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