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Old 04-10-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Old Town, Chicago
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Frozen pigeons falling from the sky? Now I've heard everything.
No kidding. Pigeons thrive in much harsher climates than Chicago.

Also, gotta love the irony of a Bostonian telling Chicagoans to get over NYC.

 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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Not even close. Many of the College grads in Michigan top education schools (MSU, UofM, CMU) have or are moving to Chicago instead of Detroit. Chicago has the carrer jobs, which means it's not a dying city unlike Detroit which does not have carrer oreinted jobs. The biggest employer at the last job fair I went to in Detroit was Speedway Gas Station hiring clerks.
 
Old 04-10-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Oahu
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On average, Boston has 1 day per year where the temperature is below zero. I have lived in the midwest, and seen pigeons fall from the sky and freeze to death on the ground because the air temperature is cold.
LMAO

Off to the ignore list with the others!
 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Detroit used to be the 4th largest city in the country. Was for many years. Now even the dead are moving out of Detroit! You know things are bad when the dead start leaving because the dead don't much care where they live.

[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402241,00.html]FOXNews.com - Report: Suburban Families Moving Dead Relatives From Detroit Cemeteries
^Sadly humorous.Thats the ultimate indignity to Detroit.

Chicago has as much downtown office space as SF,Boston and Philadlephia combined. The next Detroit? NO!
 
Old 04-11-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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You live in Boston and you're complaining about Chicago weather? The average monthly temperatures are almost identical!
wind
chill
factor

and actual LOWS.

Chicago fluctuates a lot more, it could be 60 in January and -25 as well...
 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Default lake placid

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I highly doubt that a "dying city" would be among the 4 finalists for the 2016 Olympics. The IOC doesn't normally consider "dying" as a positive quality for a host city.
Lake Placid, NY has held olympic games - that hardly makes for some kind of credentialing of a city
 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Chicago has as much downtown office space as SF,Boston and Philadlephia combined. The next Detroit? NO!
And it's going vacant!

"What looked like the worst possible case a few weeks ago for Chicago now appears to be the most likely outcome, said Bill Rogers, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate broker. The vacancy rate, which was fairly stable at 10 percent, is now rising quickly and could hit 17 percent in 2009, he said. A lot of companies are trying to shed excess space ahead of what is expected to be a worse market in 2009, Mr. Rogers said."
 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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And it's going vacant!

"What looked like the worst possible case a few weeks ago for Chicago now appears to be the most likely outcome, said Bill Rogers, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate broker. The vacancy rate, which was fairly stable at 10 percent, is now rising quickly and could hit 17 percent in 2009, he said. A lot of companies are trying to shed excess space ahead of what is expected to be a worse market in 2009, Mr. Rogers said."
Oh that's right. No other city besides Chicago is experiencing increased vacancy rates.

Greater Boston vacancy rates spiked in Q1 - Boston Business Journal:

Greater Boston vacancy rates spiked in Q1

The office vacancy rate in Greater Boston increased one percentage point to 14.4 percent in the first quarter of this year from 13.4 percent the previous quarter, according to the Boston real estate firm Richards Barry Joyce & Partners LLC.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Old Town, Chicago
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And it's going vacant!

"What looked like the worst possible case a few weeks ago for Chicago now appears to be the most likely outcome, said Bill Rogers, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate broker. The vacancy rate, which was fairly stable at 10 percent, is now rising quickly and could hit 17 percent in 2009, he said. A lot of companies are trying to shed excess space ahead of what is expected to be a worse market in 2009, Mr. Rogers said."
No **** in the worst recession in the past few generations? Ya don't say. How's Downtown Crossing doing? Looks like a bustling shopping district to me.

 
Old 04-11-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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Frozen pigeons falling from the sky? Now I've heard everything.

... sadly, this is not true. I'm fairly certain after the apocalypse, only pigeons and cockroaches will remain.
Apparently the blood freezes in their wings at about -22F. Seen it with my own eyes, as well as steam coming off of Lake Michigan.
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