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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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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.
I believe the stoplight was a local invention -- either Cleveland or Columbus or thereabouts.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The New Orleans Central Business District looks pretty frozen in time from the 80's. Most of the tallest buildings were built in the 60's, 70's, and 80's and most of them have that concrete rectangle look.

I'd like to see either a few new glass towers go up, or (perhaps more realistically) some renovations and re-cladding of some of the older buildings. There is actually a proposal on the table to redo the New Orleans World Trade Center at the foot of Canal street.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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I'd like to see either a few new glass towers go up, or (perhaps more realistically) some renovations and re-cladding of some of the older buildings. There is actually a proposal on the table to redo the New Orleans World Trade Center at the foot of Canal street.
I just visited New Orleans for the first time, and I was surprised to find I liked the World Trade Center. I hated it in photos. Sometimes you just have to see a building in person.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I just visited New Orleans for the first time, and I was surprised to find I liked the World Trade Center. I hated it in photos. Sometimes you just have to see a building in person.
I think the shape is interesting. I'm not a fan of the cladding though. There is currently a debate regarding whether to renovate it or tear it down and I'd like to see them renovate it and put on a new cladding and open up the base a little. I think it could be a very nice building if they do it right.

Hope you enjoyed your first trip to New Orleans!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas defines the thread title in every dimension of life. El Paso, Texas is not far behind Corpus.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Hope you enjoyed your first trip to New Orleans!
I had a great time! It's Fun City -- I can't believe it took me so long to go. When I got back, a lot of people asked me what the best thing I ate was, and the answer is your screen name.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I had a great time! It's Fun City -- I can't believe it took me so long to go. When I got back, a lot of people asked me what the best thing I ate was, and the answer is your screen name.
Ha ha! Nice! Po-boys are delicious. Last time I was in New Orleans I was only there for three full days but still had two!
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Parts of NYC. There are blocks that still contain boarded up buidlings, graffiti, and vacant lots. Saw a few in Upper Manhattan (Washington Heights) yesterday.
It's almost three years now. See any changes?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I believe the stoplight was a local invention -- either Cleveland or Columbus or thereabouts.
It was invented in Cleveland. The first stoplight was installed on Euclid Avenue at E. 105th Street (that intersection was very different back then).

Adrianne Ambrose: Cleveland, City of the first traffic light, city of magic


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