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Old 10-27-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NC
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My hometown of Columbia, SC went through HUGE changes in the early 2000s. So I say the early 2000s for Columbia.

Live in Charlotte now. I feel like with the opening of Bank of America tower in 1992 and getting the Panthers and what not. Maybe in the mid 90s is when it started for Charlotte
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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When did the current trends, vibe and appearance of your city set into place? Like if you had to narrow it down to a certain decade, for example. New York City seems to have become the place it is now in the mid nineties, so for about the past 15-20 years. Somewhere like Cleveland or Buffalo probably has changed little in the past 40 though I could be wrong and somewhere like Charlotte or Atlanta was probably a different place even in the early 2000s.
Yes, you would be wrong. As a Clevelander, in the past 4 years the city has changed so much. Our city is slowly coming out of a depressed state and right now we're in a major building boom. Check the Cleveland forum to see for yourself.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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Yes, you would be wrong. As a Clevelander, in the past 4 years the city has changed so much. Our city is slowly coming out of a depressed state and right now we're in a major building boom. Check the Cleveland forum to see for yourself.
Well, I stand corrected. I'm glad to hear that!

To be honest, I heard so many horrible things about Cleveland but when I went there, it didn't look nearly as bad as I expected. It's an alright city.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Dallas has always had a high douchebag factor but it's much worse now than it was when I was a kid. I'd say Dallas hit its current state of ickiness probably while I was living abroad in the 2000s.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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I think the advent of the internet started a new chapter for all cities. Think about how fundamentally different our social, professional and personal worlds have changed in the last 10 or 12 years.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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When did Dayton become the vortex of despair?

Hmmm...maybe the 1970s, but I think earlier...perhaps with the advent of mass suburbanization in the 1950s, particularly the mid 1950s onwards, the city started to empty out and neighborhood retail began to collapse, accelerated by agressive urban renewal and freeway construction.. The place really started to turn into "Little Detroit" in the l1960s and accelerated in the 1970s.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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I'm a relative newbie to my city, so I am not overly familiar with its history. However, I would say one of the biggest, if not the biggest, defining periods was June 9/10, 1972. A flash flood wiped out a large part of the city, killing 238 people, destroying or damaging over 4000 homes, and leaving behind an enormous amount of destruction. As a result, policies/laws/ordinances were reviewed and changed and the city was rebuilt. It definitely shaped the city as it is today, and is something that will never be forgotten.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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I'm a relative newbie to my city, so I am not overly familiar with its history. However, I would say one of the biggest, if not the biggest, defining periods was June 9/10, 1972. A flash flood wiped out a large part of the city, killing 238 people, destroying or damaging over 4000 homes, and leaving behind an enormous amount of destruction. As a result, policies/laws/ordinances were reviewed and changed and the city was rebuilt. It definitely shaped the city as it is today, and is something that will never be forgotten.
Spot on! Exactly what I would have said
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Spot on! Exactly what I would have said
It's interesting. I only know the city as it has been the last two years. My husband's family is here but he wasn't born yet when the flood happened. Still, sometimes we will be driving around town and he will point out that certain houses or businesses used to be in certain areas, and it's hard to comprehend. I have only read about it and seen the museum exhibits, and it is sobering. When I am at the park or by the creek, it is so hard to imagine the destruction it caused and reconcile that with how nice and peaceful it is now. My husbands family has a friend who was heavily involved in the rescue efforts. I can't even imagine what it must be like for people who lived through it.
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