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Old 05-03-2009, 04:51 AM
 
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Seriously, is NYC this dense (not counting the tall buildings)?

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:04 AM
 
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Yeah, great, it's dense. How about try living in Hunter's Point, East Oakland, or Vallejo?

I bet the people dying in those ghettos could care less about the "density".
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:22 AM
 
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New York, almost any city in Europe or Asia. Lots of areas of Boston, Chicago, Philly, etc. San Fran is certainly dense though. It helps that it's such a small area. If you take only 49 of the 237 square miles of Chicago along the north side of the city you're going to have density around 25,000 per square mile.

Manhattan is half the size of Chicago and much denser than NYC as a whole. It's amazing though how many people Asian cities and cram into a square mile.


New York:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...mm/newyork.jpg

Chicago residential (kcgridlock)

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...Chicago3-1.jpg

Other Chicago stuff I had from flickr:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../Chicago-1.jpg
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Its clear from those photos Chicago is not nearly as dense as SF.
NYC, Tokyo, Osaka, by a long shot...definitely. But not Boston, Chicago, or Philly. No way. Ive spent time in all of them. None of those cities are as dense as SF. Philly definitely does not feel as much like a big city as SF. Boston in some parts. Chicago has the tall buildings, but not the urban vibrancy SF has.

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New York, almost any city in Europe or Asia. Lots of areas of Boston, Chicago, Philly, etc. San Fran is certainly dense though. It helps that it's such a small area. If you take only 49 of the 237 square miles of Chicago along the north side of the city you're going to have density around 25,000 per square mile.

Manhattan is half the size of Chicago and much denser than NYC as a whole. It's amazing though how many people Asian cities and cram into a square mile.


New York:



Tokyo:



Chicago residential (kcgridlock)



Other Chicago stuff I had from flickr:




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Old 05-03-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are respectively the top three cities in America in terms of density.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are respectively the top three cities in America in terms of density.
San Francisco is unbelievably dense. I could tell where the demarcation of the city/metro is just by looking at the concrete jungle along the bay's shores. I couldn't do that in the Tri-State NYC area.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Population density (based on 2007 census estimates):

NYC: 26k
SF: 16k
Chicago: 12k
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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What about smaller cities? Union City, NJ has a population of 68,000, and is only ONE Sq Mile!
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Dhaka is pretty small (about 154 km˛) but INSANELY dense. It's like 113,000/sq mi (43,000/km˛).
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Population density (based on 2007 census estimates):

NYC: 26k
SF: 16k
Chicago: 12k
yea, end of thread... And NYC's metro is also the most dense.
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