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View Poll Results: Which would you rather live in?
Paris 75 56.39%
Chicago 58 43.61%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

Old 03-12-2009, 02:47 PM
Location: San Francisco
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:11 PM
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This always surprise me to see how white are the street in the Loop.
Chicago is only 40% white, but we don't see any non white in these pictures.

Originally Posted by jjacobeclark View Post
No it is not a fact. The City of Chicago is larger than the City of Paris. Paris simply has a larger metropolitan area. You can't argue with reality, so why bother?

FYI, Chicago has many dense suburbs that are indistinguishable from the city, such as Berwyn, Cicero, Oak Park, and Evanston.
And If Paris proper has the land size of Chicago, it would be over two time more populated than Chicago.
Rome is officially more populated than Paris, Offically Berlin is officaly more populated than Paris or Chicago.

Chongqing (a city that include infact serval urban area and many rural area between) is with 31 million inhabitants officially the populated city in the world, it is more than Tokyo, New York.
In reality the main urban area of Chongqing has only 5 million inhabitants.
Chongqing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Using city limit as comparaison can be wrong because there is city with too big limit and city with too small limit. Paris is in the second case.
Some Paris dense suburbs have over 50,000 inhabitants per square mile.

It is better than compare urban area population, this show a better reality of the population.

Paris : 10.1 milllion
Chicago : 8.7 million
Chongqing : 5 million
Berlin : 3.7 million
Rome : 2.7 million
Old 03-12-2009, 03:30 PM
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lookout Kid View Post
3. Chicago has countless cultural events. Music events like Lollapalooza (now a Chicago-only festival), the Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Intonation Music Festival have put us on the international music scene. But let's be honest here... There really aren't many national and internationally known cultural events anywhere. New York doesn't even have any, outside of Fashion Week. Venice has the Biennale. Cannes, France has it's film festival (yet is still not a cultural center). Events don't have much corrolation with cultural prominence. But having a well-regarded symphony, opera, ballet, and art collections do have a strong corrolation.
What? Have you ever Heard of the Tribeca Film Festival(Tribeca Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Puerto Rican Day Parade(Puerto Rican Day Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Halloween Day Parade(New York's Village Halloween Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), New York Phillharmonic(New York Philharmonic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), New York Film Festival(New York Film Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), Metropolitan Opera, etc(many more events)
Culture of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old 03-12-2009, 04:57 PM
Location: USA
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Do you see NYC in the thread title?
Old 03-12-2009, 04:59 PM
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Paris is a far better city than Chicago.
Old 03-12-2009, 06:25 PM
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Paris by a LONG SHOT
Old 03-12-2009, 07:15 PM
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My god, Paris looks more gray than Chicago.
Old 03-12-2009, 07:23 PM
Location: San Francisco
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OH YAAAAA. I love picture battels!!!!

Old 03-13-2009, 10:04 AM
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Those pictures just reminded me of Chicago summers...can't wait.
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