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Old 06-23-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Will it ever happen. Maybe L.A., Chicago or Houston. They have a long, loooong ways to go, but I believe anything is possible. What do you think?
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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No, not in the next 100 or even 200 years. New York simply has that density + land size that no other US city can match, not to mention the financial and cultural aspects which will continue to dwarf the other metros.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Well, it really depend. If a gigantic Tsunami tries to wipe out NYC, there are other cities that may surpass. Otherwise, I don't think any city will in our lifetime.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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I hope so.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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New York City has been the country's largest city for centuries, even as far back as the Revolutionary War, possibly longer than that. For some reason, that's never changed.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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I always thinking of this the other day but more on a global scale, London and Paris were traditionally the center powers of the globe for literally centuries (at least that's what our American text books says) then NYC rose to match and in some terms surpass London & Paris. So now the big three (or four) of the world (London, NYC, Paris, and by some definitions Tokyo) must have another city added sometime this century.

Well with Western societies finally reaching there peak (prosperity wise, although our govts are poor) and America already having its global center (NYC) it's not possible for a American city to surpass NYC unless the prosperity is returned.

So in short, I don't believe a US city will surpass NYC anytime soon, and even if it did what city would it be? Los Angeles could take the throne if it annexed a little more to the coast, and forced much more density, but will that happen? Most likely not.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: CT
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I don't think a city could boom enough to catch and surpass New York. Something bad would have to happen to NY first, and not just bad but really bad.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
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I doubt it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles is the only possible contender, and probably only by annexation.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not until climate change forces population inland. Hopefully that's not too soon.

Oh wait, I forgot; climate change is a lie made up by Al Gore and scientists and doesn't really exist, right? In that case, no American city will ever pass NYC.
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