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Old 01-22-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Even if Houston does surpass Chicago in population, Chicago will still be a great city and Houston will still be... well, still be Houston.

 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Even if Houston does surpass Chicago in population, Chicago will still be a great city and Houston will still be... well, still be Houston.
What would be more impressive is Houston passing Chicago in metropolitan area than city proper.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Even if Houston does surpass Chicago in population, Chicago will still be a great city and Houston will still be... well, still be Houston.
this is a hating comment.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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I'm looking at the big picture. It confuses me that you throw in the threat of LA running out of water while ignoring that Houston has just as high of a chance of being heavily damaged by a hurricane.
Miamiman, I'm confused as to why you keep bringing Houston's threat of a hurricane, when LA stays in constant threat of earthquakes (which there are no forewarnings), mudslides, forest fires, and torrential rainstorms. Chicago, blizzards and artic freezes in the winter.

If weather/natural disasters is a deterant, then LA wouldn't be as populated, now would it? And you're from Miami, FL I presume? So you know that Florida, every summer stays in threat of hurricanes. Has it dimished Miami's "importance"?


If it applies to one (Houston), then it would apply to all....
 
Old 01-22-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Miamiman, I'm confused as to why you keep bringing Houston's threat of a hurricane, when LA stays in constant threat of earthquakes (which there are no forewarnings), mudslides, forest fires, and torrential rainstorms. Chicago, blizzards and artic freezes in the winter.

If weather/natural disasters is a deterant, then LA wouldn't be as populated, now would it? And you're from Miami, FL I presume? So you know that Florida, every summer stays in threat of hurricanes. Has it dimished Miami's "importance"?


If it applies to one (Houston), then it would apply to all....

^^^^Thanks, Queen Palm. I have been thinking the same thing reading his posts.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 01:21 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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While Houston has been growing Los Angeles hasn't exactly been standing still. It just topped 4,000,000 and is 1,750,000 ahead of Houston. If Houston ever does pass it in population in the city limits none of us will be around to see it. Houston right now is about where LA was in 1955. I don't see it making up that much ground anytime soon.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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While Houston has been growing Los Angeles hasn't exactly been standing still. It just topped 4,000,000 and is 1,750,000 ahead of Houston. If Houston ever does pass it in population in the city limits none of us will be around to see it. Houston right now is about where LA was in 1955. I don't see it making up that much ground anytime soon.
This right here. Houston won't pass LA in our lifetime.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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While Houston has been growing Los Angeles hasn't exactly been standing still. It just topped 4,000,000 and is 1,750,000 ahead of Houston. If Houston ever does pass it in population in the city limits none of us will be around to see it. Houston right now is about where LA was in 1955. I don't see it making up that much ground anytime soon.
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This right here. Houston won't pass LA in our lifetime.

^^^^I agree with both posts. Nobody has said it would happen that soon though. I stated between 75-100 years. But Houston will gain more than 1,750,000 people in 55 years. It will probably be around 2-2.5 million.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Spain
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You can make a case of Houston & Los Angeles being economically on par with each other (although I strongly feel that is still reaching at this point in time) but that's about it.
It's impossible to ignore the fact that Los Angeles has more than twice the economic output of Houston. In fact, that is the single strongest argument for why L.A. is far ahead of Houston in terms of economies.

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I see this "culture" argument so much on this site. But what exactly defines this "strong culture" and "weak culture" thing? Like how does one city lag behind another in terms of culture?
It's about cultural exportation. Houston lags behind Los Angeles in terms of culture because Houston doesn't really export any, whereas Los Angeles exports films, music, television, etc.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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pffft, you have probably been saying that for the last 105 years, lol fix that broken record
LOL

At my age the memory isn't what it used to be. More than 60 years ago I can't remember what I was saying.
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