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Old 11-06-2012, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by polo89 View Post
There isn't a drastic change in fashion or culture in 2 years. 01' still looked like 99', 11' still looked like 09'. I'm sure the 90's didn't culturally start til 92'.
Probably yeah. It's just amazing how '91 looks so much older than say, '98. Maybe it's because '91 still wasn't that computerized? The graphics in news/TV from the early 90's resemble those from the 70's and 80's more than they do of the late 90's onwards.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:33 AM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Duluth was still recovering from the closure of the steel mills. According to the Census, its population hit a low point with 85,293 people living in the city in 1990, compared to a peak of 107,312 in 1960 or the latest figure of 86,277 in 2011. The city put its focus elsewhere, such as tourism (which was developed by then) and "technology", constructing the Tech Village at Superior & Lake (the foremost intersection) downtown, based off a Swedish model and initially attracting Pizza Luce (a pizza restaurant from Minneapolis) as its only major client.

Proctor - a pretty urban (by Duluth standards) "suburb" was much trashier than today.

Hermantown - another suburb - was growing rapidly with new subdivisions, etc.

The Iron Range was hit hard by the pending or actual closure of mines. I was 11 in 1998, and by the way the local news made it sound, the Iron Range was comparable to Rwanda.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeBoyDJ View Post
I live in Phoenix and in the 90s this place wasn't nearly as large as it is now. When the year 2000 hit it was like the metro area grew like a weed. From 2000-2010 the metro area grew by like 2 million people no joke. Most a of the suburbs are still fairly new and still growing at high numbers.
Definitely growing fast, but the 2000's actually saw Phoenix growing at its slowest pace % wise in history. Less than a million people, not two.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:39 AM
Location: Terramaria
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Baltimore wasn't too much different in the '90s compared to today, though there are a few exceptions, such as Harbor East just downriver of the original Inner Harbor that was mostly some abandoned warehouses and parking lots. Otherwise, the changes have been evolutionary and not revolutionary (a few more Hispanics in Fells Point now, slight gentrifications to a few neighborhoods such as Downtown's Westside, Canton, and just north of Penn Station). You really have to go back to the '70s to find a drastically different Baltimore.

Washington, DC however has undergone significant changes since the '90s. Back then, it was best to stay West of 16th street above Downtown to be in the safe areas, and while Capitol Hill wasn't as bad as it was in the '70s and '80s, still had some rough sections around its edges. There were fewer private firms that didn't relate to the government back then, the area near Nationals Park and just north/west of Union Station wasn't yet absorbed into Downtown, and Anacostia was to be avoided at all costs. The suburban areas, especially Northern Virginia, really built up quickly throughout the '90s and traffic wasn't quite as bad back then.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:53 PM
Location: Manhattan
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90's NYC was more dangerous, a bit edgier, more up and coming, and far less refined. In many ways, present day Philadelphia and Chicago remind me of 90's NYC...and with the exception of the dangerous part, it's a good thing.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:01 PM
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Atlanta had Olympic fever for much of the 1990s. There were a ton of infrastructure improvements and a building boom. I don't know if the population increased but the city was definitely hopping in preparation for the '96 games. Buckhead became a truly urban district, Midtown had a big highrise boom, while downtown was retrofitted for the incoming tourists. It was definitely an exciting time to be in the city of Atlanta, even if the city became a bit too overcommercialized. Remember Izzy? He was everywhere.


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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 PM
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I was not here in the 90's so I have no clue but I don't imagine it has changed too much since this is a very small town, maybe a few businesses have closed or opened but I doubt anything major has happened.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:26 PM
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Crime infested, I think '98 was our our highest homicide numbers ever. I blame gangster rap. I know it sounds silly, but look at the data. When gangster rap died and intelligent
Hip-hop arrived things for sure changed. Especially in black neighborhoods. Now were doing so much better in terms of homicide not overall crime, but I may be wrong about the latter.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:51 PM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Lots of big pants.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:47 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I lived in Lexington KY from 1994 to 2001 and then have split the past decade btw there and Louisville. Overall not much different. Main changes are tons of new developement in the SE part of the city and the explosion of the Hispanic population (from nothing to about 10%), especially along Versailles RD where they are most concentrated. Unfortunately transportation infrastructure hasn't been updated much since the 1950s LOL Politically Lexington has moved from Republican leaning to reliably Democrat and increasingly Liberal. The main area of urban renewl has been in the old tobacco warehouse district along South Broadway, which runs from downtown to just west of the Univ of Kentucky. All but a couple of warehouses have been torn down and replaced with new retail / restaurants / housing

I now live in Louisville but was hardly around here at all before 2001.
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