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Old 11-19-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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I don't know how Chicago ever made it on any 'best cities' list. My view of Chicago is that downtown Chicago and the far out suburbs like Arlington heights are nice. Anything in between is so much run down and impoverished that I can't describe the feeling I had anything other than a cultural shock. It looks like most of the buildings have not seen any paint or maintenance since the 1920's.

It really made me realize how rich and developed Western Europe is and how lucky I am to originate from there.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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I don't know how Chicago ever made it on any 'best cities' list. My view of Chicago is that downtown Chicago and the far out suburbs like Arlington heights are nice. Anything in between is so much run down and impoverished that I can't describe the feeling I had anything other than a cultural shock. It looks like most of the buildings have not seen any paint or maintenance since the 1920's.

It really made me realize how rich and developed Western Europe is and how lucky I am to originate from there.
Lol, apparently you only went to the poor parts, becuase Chicago's northside is very wealthy and beautiful. Why don't you REALLY explore the city before making such ignorant comments.

Then again you like place like Arlington Heights, which makes me question your credibility.

Take a look, most people think Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. and it is not only downtown: Most Beautiful Major American City
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I don't know how Chicago ever made it on any 'best cities' list. My view of Chicago is that downtown Chicago and the far out suburbs like Arlington heights are nice. Anything in between is so much run down and impoverished that I can't describe the feeling I had anything other than a cultural shock. It looks like most of the buildings have not seen any paint or maintenance since the 1920's.

It really made me realize how rich and developed Western Europe is and how lucky I am to originate from there.
Have you even visited Chicago? It certainly doesn't sound like you have.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I don't know how Chicago ever made it on any 'best cities' list. My view of Chicago is that downtown Chicago and the far out suburbs like Arlington heights are nice. Anything in between is so much run down and impoverished that I can't describe the feeling I had anything other than a cultural shock. It looks like most of the buildings have not seen any paint or maintenance since the 1920's.

It really made me realize how rich and developed Western Europe is and how lucky I am to originate from there.
+10000
Without the Loop Chicago would be worse than Detroit.
Also lol @ the Chicagoans getting all defensive cause reality was spoken.
Oh god forbid we cant ever critize Chicago. Rahm Emanuel will smite us.........
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I don't know how Chicago ever made it on any 'best cities' list. My view of Chicago is that downtown Chicago and the far out suburbs like Arlington heights are nice. Anything in between is so much run down and impoverished that I can't describe the feeling I had anything other than a cultural shock. It looks like most of the buildings have not seen any paint or maintenance since the 1920's.

It really made me realize how rich and developed Western Europe is and how lucky I am to originate from there.

Chicago has roughly the same poverty rate as New York, Houston or Los Angeles. You're from the Netherlands, huh? Did you smoke some of that good stuff before posting?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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+10000
Without the Loop Chicago would be worse than Detroit.
Also lol @ the Chicagoans getting all defensive cause reality was spoken.
Oh god forbid we cant ever critize Chicago. Rahm Emanuel will smite us.........
I guess Chicagoans just need to suck it up and accept the fact that their city will never be the cosmopolitan utopia known as Indianapolis which hosted the Super Bowl.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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+10000
Without the Loop Chicago would be worse than Detroit.
Also lol @ the Chicagoans getting all defensive cause reality was spoken.
Oh god forbid we cant ever critize Chicago. Rahm Emanuel will smite us.........
Not the most accurate statement at all. Chicago is the third most powerful city in America with a diversified economy, how is it anything like Detroit?

Saying you wish Chicago becomes as depressed as Detroit? Why would an American from one city bash another American city and hope they go for the worst?

BTW I've been to Indianapolis and hated it. There is no cool natural scenery there unlike Chicago or west coast cities. I'd rather live in Buffalo, Cleveland, or even Detroit before Indianapolis.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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+10000
Without the Loop Chicago would be worse than Detroit.
Also lol @ the Chicagoans getting all defensive cause reality was spoken.
Oh god forbid we cant ever critize Chicago. Rahm Emanuel will smite us.........
So without the 1 sq mile office district, Chicago would be "worse" than Detroit? Right off the bat you fall into one of these categories:

1. High school kid who is trying to get a reaction
2. You've never been to Chicago
3. Your just a complete idiot

I read today in the WSJ that a condo sold in River North (not in the loop) for $15M in 3 days. Chicago has an international influence only a few cities in this country can touch.
Your idiotic comments says more about you than Chicago.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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I live in my parents basement.
Fixed it for you....
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Hey this is for Broadrippleguy and drro, good way to make you shut up:

Chicago - NEIGHBORHOODS! - SkyscraperCity
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