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View Poll Results: Best architecture
New York City 87 47.03%
Chicago 98 52.97%
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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This is why a lot of people cant stand listening to New Yorkers talk. They cant stand to be second at anything. Chicago is the leader in U.S architecture. In the past, NYC may have been on top, but in the present and future Chicago is leading the way .
Why do so many people from Chicago want to convince themselves that Chicago is comparable to New York City. For the last time, Chicago never was and never will be in the same league as New York. New York is comparable to world class cities like Tokyo, London, etc. Chicago is a great city but it is more comparable to cities like Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.

 
Old 06-01-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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this is why a lot of people cant stand listening to new yorkers talk. They cant stand to be second at anything. Chicago is the leader in u.s architecture. in the past, nyc may have been on top, but in the present and future chicago is leading the way :d.
lol.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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This is why a lot of people cant stand listening to New Yorkers talk. They cant stand to be second at anything. Chicago is the leader in U.S architecture. In the past, NYC may have been on top, but in the present and future Chicago is leading the way .
Even though I agreed with Chicago having better architecture.. it looks like YOU can't stand to be second from this post. Ironic.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Why do so many people from Chicago want to convince themselves that Chicago is comparable to New York City. For the last time, Chicago never was and never will be in the same league as New York. New York is comparable to world class cities like Tokyo, London, etc. Chicago is a great city but it is more comparable to cities like Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.
Eh, I don't think it was a Chicagoan who made this topic comparing the two cities. Besides, it's a topic using a specific metric and one that has a degree of personal preference to it. NYC will nowhere come close to winning in every category for every person--though some of the boosters here believe otherwise.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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Oycrumbler, New York wins MOST categories, and architecture is one of them.

Past architecture: New York has far more better and old beautiful buildings.

Current: New York has far more beautiful and interesting building in the works and recently completed than Chicago.

Monuments:New York has beautiful bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge,far more and beautiful statues like the WashingtonSquare park statue, grand army plaza, countless throughou the city and last but not least the Statue of Liberty.

Neighborhoods: NYC has far more beautiful residential neighborhoods like the village and TriBeCa, Upper West and East Sides.

Skyline: Chicago has a nice but boring looking skyline. New York's looks more WOW

Parks: Nothing in Chicago is as beautiful and romantic as central park.

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Old 06-01-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Oycrumbler, New York wins MOST categories, and architecture is one of them.

Past architecture: New York has far moee better and old beautiful buildings.

Current: New York has far more beautiful and interesting building in the works and recently completed by Chicago.

Monuments:New York has beautiful bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge,far more and beautiful statues like the WashingtonSquare park statue, grand army plaza, countless throughou the city and last but not least the Statue of Liberty.

Neighborhoods: NYC has far better looking residential neighborhoods like the village and TriBeCa, Upper West and East Sides.

Parks: nothing in Chicago is as beautiful and romantic as central park.
NYC wins most categories of what? It certainly can't be the quietest, the most relaxed, most affordable, cleanest, safest, etc. NYC can win in one category (fastest paced), only to have it lose when people ask its opposite (most relaxed). There are also so much criteria to go by that would end up being a matter of personal choice--and people can and do sometimes prefer other cities.

And if you're going to by monuments, the GW bridge is the one that needs mentioning. Most beautiful structure in the city.

I'm going with Chicago because I like its layout, I love the architectural history (no, it doesn't go as far back, but the two Chicago schools mean a lot more in the history of skyscraper architecture), and I like a lot of the individual buildings. No argument at all about the residential neighborhoods though--brownstones are gorgeous and there a couple of beautiful curving/sloping facades for apartments on curving streets up in the Bronx and upper Manhattan.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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Why do so many people from Chicago want to convince themselves that Chicago is comparable to New York City. For the last time, Chicago never was and never will be in the same league as New York. New York is comparable to world class cities like Tokyo, London, etc. Chicago is a great city but it is more comparable to cities like Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, etc.
Great comparison. Chicago is above Tokyo, too.

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/8D37DAE2-5937-4FC5-A004-C2FC4BED7742/0/BC_RS_GFCI5.pdf (broken link)
 
Old 06-01-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Chicago's boring boxy layout?
 
Old 06-01-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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Great comparison. Chicago is above Tokyo, too.

http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/8D37DAE2-5937-4FC5-A004-C2FC4BED7742/0/BC_RS_GFCI5.pdf (broken link)

Chicago is better than Tokyo? Hahahahahahahaha
 
Old 06-01-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Chicago's boring boxy layout?
Partially the superblocks and the grid, yes. That mapped on top and constricted by the lake and river forces a pretty nice skyline.
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