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Old 02-22-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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Indianapolis (another downtown area I'm familiar with) has a very clean and organized downtown. It's not the biggest city in the world, but there's still plenty there for a city of it's size. Undoubtedly Circle Centre is the main attraction, but there's other areas such as Jilians, a large Steak & Shake (which is headquartered in Indy) and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. It's definitely a nice, vibrant, and growing downtown.

Phoenix's downtown wasn't really anything special (yet?). There were a few nice eateries, but nothing along the lines of shopping. Saying you live downtown in Phoenix doesn't carry the aura one gets when they say they live in Manhattan or downtown Chicago, or even downtown Indy.

I don't know if South Beach is considered downtown Miami, but that was definitely a nice area. Beautiful cars and beautiful girls.
I am sorry, but Downtown Indianapolis is far from attractive or vibrant. It has an almost industrial feel to it and is one of the least attractive downtowns and city as a whole that I have ever been too. Also I am currently living in the mid-west and the type of restaurants people out here consider to be good are just awful, it blows my mind really. Are you serious...Steak & Shake??? those places are awful!
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Could you show me one prettier? Thx.
Sure...there are plenty of cities which have nicer downtowns than Greenville, but I'll show the one I'm most familiar with: Boston.

Post Office Square


Old State House


Thanks to a very talented photographer, Vanshnookenraggen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/ - broken link) from the ArchBoston forums. The next few are his.

Liberty Square


Downtown Crossing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/4225299563/sizes/o/ - broken link)


Thanks Van (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanshnookenraggen/645131212/sizes/l/in/set-72157594378144870/ - broken link)

Park Street (That church was the site of the Boston Massacre)


Pretty photo I can't post here

Corner of School & Washington


Quincy Market


Cobblestones


Thanks


Christopher Columbus Park


Other cities I have visited with much prettier downtowns: Chicago, New York City, Providence, Portland (Maine), Washington DC, Charleston, SC (G-Ville isn't even the prettiest DT in its own state).

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Old 02-22-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Ok!
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Bonus pic! Taken about 5 minutes ago from the 14th floor of the John Hancock Tower...the quality isn't the best, but I like it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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I am sorry, but Downtown Indianapolis is far from attractive or vibrant. It has an almost industrial feel to it and is one of the least attractive downtowns and city as a whole that I have ever been too. Also I am currently living in the mid-west and the type of restaurants people out here consider to be good are just awful, it blows my mind really. Are you serious...Steak & Shake??? those places are awful!
There are plenty of people who will disagree with you about downtown Indianapolis...I've only visited once, but I was VERY impressed with downtown and how beautiful it was - I didn't expect it at all. Are you sure you've been to downtown Indianapolis?

I doubt anyone stated that Steak 'n Shake is a "good" resaurant...but it is a goodfast food resaurant comparatively.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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There are plenty of people who will disagree with you about downtown Indianapolis...I've only visited once, but I was VERY impressed with downtown and how beautiful it was - I didn't expect it at all. Are you sure you've been to downtown Indianapolis?

I doubt anyone stated that Steak 'n Shake is a "good" resaurant...but it is a goodfast food resaurant comparatively.
Wouldn't you at least agree that boasting a city's downtown has a two story Steak 'n Shake isn't exactly something that will make people from across the country say "I gotta get my butt to Indianapolis!"
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Bonus pic! Taken about 5 minutes ago from the 14th floor of the John Hancock Tower...the quality isn't the best, but I like it.
Showoff!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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It's just not that pretty to me.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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I am sorry, but Downtown Indianapolis is far from attractive or vibrant. It has an almost industrial feel to it and is one of the least attractive downtowns and city as a whole that I have ever been too. Also I am currently living in the mid-west and the type of restaurants people out here consider to be good are just awful, it blows my mind really. Are you serious...Steak & Shake??? those places are awful!
It does not sound like you have ever been to Indianapolis. It has turned around greatly since the 1980s: Lucas oil Stadium, Conseco Fiedlhouse, White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum, NCAA Museum, Circle Center, etc. Try going to downtown Indy on a SAT night. I find downtown Indy to be great. So where do U live know that makes your city so great?
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Wouldn't you at least agree that boasting a city's downtown has a two story Steak 'n Shake isn't exactly something that will make people from across the country say "I gotta get my butt to Indianapolis!"
Because saying there's a large Steak & Shake downtown is definitely boasting... Furthermore, I'm pretty sure I said more places than downtown besides Steak & Shake, so let's stop making a big deal about a simple sentence..I simply stated there was a large Steak & Shake downtown which is probably nicer than your average run of the mill one.

I'd also say Chicago has a large McDonald's downtown with a little museum on the property. It's not going to make people from around the country come to Chicago, but a 2-story McDonalds isn't something most people regularly see. Not the main attraction, but it's still there.
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