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Old 12-09-2010, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I know this is going to sound crazy to some of you, but I have a real liking of "rustbelt" cities. I find old rusty wharehouses and brick buildings appealing to the eyes. Does anyone else feel like this?
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I find old rusty wharehouses and brick buildings appealing to the eyes. Does anyone else feel like this?
No. (I can only speak for myself)
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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I don't think it's crazy at all. Rust Belt cities to me offer some great opportunity for small businesses and individuals in terms of start-ups and investment. Another perk is that architecturally much of it was never torn down for redevelopment, so you have some great buildings just waiting to be saved. The recent Levi's commercial hopefully inspires others.




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Old 12-09-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I know this is going to sound crazy to some of you, but I have a real liking of "rustbelt" cities. I find old rusty warehouses and brick buildings appealing to the eyes. Does anyone else feel like this?
Apparently many do, if the rebound of Pittsburgh and Cleveland are any indication. Personally, I can find beauty in about any architectural form.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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I think I know what you are getting at. There's a grittiness that those cities have that kind of show what it has gone through and how those cities still have great potential.
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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I get what you're saying. However, I think that the architecture is further complimented by the people that live there. The Rust Belt cities have some very tight-knit communities and very down-to-earth people. There's often great European food in those cities, as the Rust Belt was composed of many European immigrants (including many of my family).
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I grew up in the heart of the rustbelt so I can definitely relate.

I think street scenes like these are cool. I hope that one day buildings like these will get used to their potential again. Imagine the purposes these buildings could serve if the neighborhoods around them are revitalized.

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I know this is going to sound crazy to some of you, but I have a real liking of "rustbelt" cities. I find old rusty wharehouses and brick buildings appealing to the eyes. Does anyone else feel like this?

Yes, I personally find the old industrial landscapes that are prevalent throughout many parts of Cleveland to be quite alluring ... particularly some of the areas in the industrial flats, where there are old and abandoned factories ... I love walking through these massive structures, it's like a journey back in time to Cleveland's era of industrial fortitude and might.
While touring one such structure, I found an office that still had furnishings ... desks, chairs and file cabinets ... the calendar on the wall was a mute reminder of how long this particular structure had stood vacant ... it was left hanging on the wall, the year permanently left as 1982!


It's probably not wise to enter these abandoned structures for safety reasons, as some have been known to be frequented by "squatters".
This is just one of the many things that I find appealing about Cleveland ... there's such a wealth of interesting history in this city.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Youngstown, Ohio is probably one of the most proudly gritty cities in the country.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Youngstown, Ohio is probably one of the most proudly gritty cities in the country.
Youngstown is awesome! Such a proud region. Reminds me of its bigger brothers right next store. Pittsburgh and Cleveland. While both cities have transformed their economies and seen a lot of success in new industries, Youngstown is now starting to do a little of their own. I always have a good time in Youngstown. A lot of great people there.
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