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Old 04-28-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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In keeping in line with the imaginary city-mergers thread theme going on lately, I decided to merge the top 55 most populous metros (NYC-Honolulu -pretty much every city in the country who has any sort of name to itself) into one mega-city.

What if the United States was more like the UK or France or Russia with one major primary city with the majority of the rest of the land being countryside? What would that city look like? How crowded would it be? Well it would be huge to say the least. Check it out. I'm about to blow your mind.

  • City-population: 30,483,312
  • Metro Population: 174,669,376 (!)
  • covering an area roughly the size of Connecticut and Massachusetts
Thats not all. The skyline would be huge as well. According to Emporis, (aka adding up all the tall buildings from each city) this city would have 14,503 tall buildings! In comparison, NYC has 5,877; Chicago has 1,111. here's a little pic I made to illustrate (every measurement = 2.8K buildings):



Talk about being the capital/epicenter of the world!
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Good post, very interesting.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Haha I did the LA + Chicago vs. NYC theme.

I really like where this is going. If this supercity existed, I must say, the rest of the world would have no city that came relatively a mile close to us.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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That's kind of crazy that NYC's skyline alone would contribute so much to this supercity. Just over one-third.

What should we call it? We can't just merge 55 city names into one! That'd be a bit too long.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston, TX
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Just call it "The Thing, America" and put that in everyone's address and label it as that on maps and such.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Or SuperCity, America works too.

I wonder what crime would be like in this city, like a monstrous city being able to control all the crime in this city? That's just crazy!

Plus where would the location be? On the East Coast? Third Coast (Great Lakes)? West Coast? Or Gulf Coast?

And what would it's temperate and climate be like?
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Man, are we totally reaching for thread premises these days or what...
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:15 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Or SuperCity, America works too.

I wonder what crime would be like in this city, like a monstrous city being able to control all the crime in this city? That's just crazy!

Plus where would the location be? On the East Coast? Third Coast (Great Lakes)? West Coast? Or Gulf Coast?

And what would it's temperate and climate be like?

I would say it could start off in St.Louis and spread out north,south,east and west, it would be the center of attention.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: MN
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I'd almost prefer that. But it's our geographic location of cities that define them, so it's tough to say.

Like would LA really be LA if it weren't in California? It'd be like San Antonio.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Worst thread ever.
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