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Old 11-26-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Front Range (Denver)
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Im just curious to see what some people say
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:09 AM
 
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Im just curious to see what some people say
I think there's already a thread about this, in regards to cities with more than one Downtown. I would think that there would be more than one Downtown in any metro area, as many metros have smaller communities technically with a "Downtown"/Central Business District.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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Minneapolis & St Paul
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Minneapolis & St Paul
Similarly, Dallas & Fort Worth, Tampa & St. Petersburg, San Fransisco & Oakland, etc.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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St. Louis has 2 CBDs: Downtown & Clayton, a suburb.

Here's Clayton:

City of Clayton Home (http://www.ci.clayton.mo.us/ - broken link)


Clayton, MO - City Skyline Pictures Prints Canvas Digital Stock - Black & White or Color Art Cityscapes b&w

There's Clayton in the foreground, Downtown St. Louis in the distance, and other parts of the city in between. There's also a big urban park and residential areas separating Clayton from St. Louis.
Clayton, MO - City Skyline Pictures Prints Canvas Digital Stock - Black & White or Color Art Cityscapes b&w
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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DC area:

Arlington
-Rosslyn
-Courthouse
-Clarendon
-Ballston
-Pentagon city
-Crystal City

Fairfax
-Tysons Corner

Alexandria
-Old Town

Montgomery
-Silver Spring
-Bethesda
-Rockville

Each maintain its own skyline, except Old town because of its historical height limits, but it still serves as the "downtown" of Alexandria.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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Atlanta

1. Downtown

2. Midtown (contiguous/conterminous with Downtown, really)

3. Buckhead (almost/becoming contiguous/conterminous with Midtown+Downtown)

4. Perimeter

5. Cumberland/Vinings
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach...
Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater,
Jacksonville, St. Augustine
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Just having highrises does not equal a downtown environment.
A lot of posters are mentioning suburban office development - edge cities.
While they may be diversifying in growth they would still fall under the edge city category.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Atlanta

1. Downtown

2. Midtown (contiguous/conterminous with Downtown, really)

3. Buckhead (almost/becoming contiguous/conterminous with Midtown+Downtown)

4. Perimeter

5. Cumberland/Vinings

Are you listening to yourself.

Notice how one area is called downtown and the rest aren't???

Anyways, pretty much every metropolitan area has multiple downtowns. A metropolitan area does consist of multiple cities afterall.

Houston area:
Downtown Houston
Downtown Galveston
Downtown Baytown
Downtown Conroe
and more......
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