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View Poll Results: what cities have big downtowns?
philadelphia 104 72.73%
los angeles 56 39.16%
honolulu 12 8.39%
tampa 1 0.70%
atlanta 55 38.46%
omaha 0 0%
milwaukee 8 5.59%
dallas 49 34.27%
miami 49 34.27%
memphis 3 2.10%
kansas city mo 13 9.09%
st. louis 25 17.48%
san antonio 6 4.20%
san francisco 91 63.64%
houston 61 42.66%
san diego 24 16.78%
buffalo 5 3.50%
st. paul 4 2.80%
cincinatti 19 13.29%
denver 37 25.87%
seattle 71 49.65%
cleveland 21 14.69%
boston 77 53.85%
pittsburg 35 24.48%
detroit 34 23.78%
phoenix 11 7.69%
nashville 10 6.99%
charlotte 15 10.49%
portland 16 11.19%
minneapolis 52 36.36%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 143. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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No Baltimore option??
Baltimore does have quite a large/built-up/populated downtown and should have been an option in this thread.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:05 AM
 
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Toronto has a big one.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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besides nyc and chicago
3. philly
4. san fran
5. boston
6. dc
no other downtowns come close
sf might be 5, and boston 4. Not completely sure about those, I might of mixed them up
In size or density?

Houston's downtown covers quite a large area & has lots of office space, even more than LA.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:47 AM
 
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Why is there a Saint Paul Option?? There could have been Baltimore, New Orleans, Columbus, Omaha, Tulsa, or Oklahoma City option instead of Saint Paul
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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sf boston philly atlanta miami
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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Downtown Phoenix consists of 3 major areas. Uptown, Midtown, And Downtown. Uptown is focused along a 2 1/4 mile stretch of central avenue and is home to many of the countys political centers such as the flood control district, SRP, and many other businesses like Dell. Also located in Uptown is the Phoenix Country Club, Park central Shopping Mall, along with the heard Museum. Midtown consists of Deck Park, The Japanese Garden, I-10, Phoenix Public library, and Phoenix Civic Park. Downtown is where you can find the hard rock cafe, chase field, USAirways Center, 2 huge hotels, a massive convention center, two theaters, symphony hall, and 5 skyscrapers have been built in the past year. 3 more are planned, along with science center expansions, ASU Buildings, and more business skyscrapers.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:11 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore does have quite a large/built-up/populated downtown and should have been an option in this thread.
Baltimore has the 8th most populated downtown @ 39,760.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Baltimore has the 8th most populated downtown @ 39,760.
Exactly...and it's one of the most overlooked/underrated cities in the U.S.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In size or density?

Houston's downtown covers quite a large area & has lots of office space, even more than LA.
It might gobble up a whole bunch of land, but Houston's CBD is nowhere near as large as SF, DC, or Boston in terms of office space. It's about 4,000,000 SF behind Philly's CBD office space. Also, the downtown populations of cities like Boston & Philadelphia dwarfs that of Houston.

I definitely would consider Houston to have a "big" downtown, but it's not nearly as large as the others that were listed.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It might gobble up a whole bunch of land, but Houston's CBD is nowhere near as large as SF, DC, or Boston in terms of office space. It's about 4,000,000 SF behind Philly's CBD office space. Also, the downtown populations of cities like Boston & Philadelphia dwarfs that of Houston.

I definitely would consider Houston to have a "big" downtown, but it's not nearly as large as the others that were listed.
Its still in the top 10 & that's impressive for a Southern city by any means.

Uptown Houston alone is comparable in size to the downtowns of Denver, Pittsburgh, & Los Angeles.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/72/Uptown_Houston_BusRes_District.jpg (broken link)
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