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Old 04-29-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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Jackson, MS
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I am having trouble picturing an '80's-'90's looking place. As I recall that wasn't an era that made a big impression in the U.S., unlike say the '40's, '50's, '60's, or '70's or the post 2000 era.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: IN
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A large area of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Memphis, Tennessee...
I was actually going to say Memphis! Parts of southeast Memphis are like a time machine back to the late 80s and 90s, since the area has been on a serious downward slide since then and not much new development has occurred. It's kinda spooky.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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A large area of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.
WHen I first moved to Cleveland that was one of my first impressions of the area -- a time warp!

Now I know it has less to do with the city being "stuck in time" and more to do with the fact that little/nothing has changed in many places since the 80's, primarily redevelopment (especially in some of the poorest areas).
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Part of Ames, IA still looks like it's stuck in the 80s and 90s...not all, but a good portion.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Downtown Cleveland hasn't gotten much a facelift though there have obviously been some projects here and there. After Key Tower was built in 1993(?). the skyline hasn't really changed.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Downtown Cleveland hasn't gotten much a facelift though there have obviously been some projects here and there. After Key Tower was built in 1993(?). the skyline hasn't really changed.
I work downtown and I've been told things have really changed here. Public Square was apparently attrious and I really like what it is now (except some of the loitering), Euclid Avenue seems borderline bustling to me (as a Midwesterner with Midwestern expectations), and I hear the Cleveland State campus area is really progressing as well.

To your point, yes, there hasn't been a major change to the skyline, but infill projects here and there and a better overall sense of place and security go a LONG way towards making a downtown area livable and popular -- which I think you'll soon see.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: IN
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I work downtown and I've been told things have really changed here. Public Square was apparently attrious and I really like what it is now (except some of the loitering), Euclid Avenue seems borderline bustling to me (as a Midwesterner with Midwestern expectations), and I hear the Cleveland State campus area is really progressing as well.

To your point, yes, there hasn't been a major change to the skyline, but infill projects here and there and a better overall sense of place and security go a LONG way towards making a downtown area livable and popular -- which I think you'll soon see.
I also like the fact that Cleveland has all yellow plate stoplights, similar to NYC. Those antique stoplights are becoming concentrated in only certain areas of the US now.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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I also like the fact that Cleveland has all yellow plate stoplights, similar to NYC. Those antique stoplights are becoming concentrated in only certain areas of the US now.
Detroit used to have those type of stoplights as well, but most of them were replaced in the 90s with the ones that hang over the intersection.

If you're lucky, you may encounter an antiquated one at a not-so-busy intersecton in the heart of the city, but most of them have been decommissioned in the last 10-15 years.
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