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Old 10-31-2012, 02:17 PM
 
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Since 2000, my city has gained many more high-rise buildings, has become increasingly gentrified, yet still retains a small-city feel to it in most places. Generally speaking most of the trends of change in my city started in the eighties and nineties.

How has your city changed in the past 13 to 23 years?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Most cities in the South in the '90s were extremely suburban oriented with very little going on downtown and were significantly behind cities in the north and west coasts. Much of that changed in the last decade and Southern cities have come a long ways.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Most cities in the South in the '90s were extremely suburban oriented with very little going on downtown and were significantly behind cities in the north and west coasts. Much of that changed in the last decade and Southern cities have come a long ways.
Oh well hey there
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Here's an interesting stock photo I found of Minneapolis, circa 1995: Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Cs2ZAbqxsM/T7lTEmr6xWI/AAAAAAAAC9M/ki6wM7Ay3Zs/s1600/bad-company-2-war-zone-1366x768.jpg
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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I didn't live in Pittsburgh at the time, but I'm told it looked something like this: Google Image Result for http://www.penntoolsalesandservice.com/Pictures/Sparrow%2520Point%2520STEEL%2520MILL.jpg
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: East End of Pittsburgh
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I didn't live in Pittsburgh at the time, but I'm told it looked something like this: Google Image Result for http://www.penntoolsalesandservice.com/Pictures/Sparrow%2520Point%2520STEEL%2520MILL.jpg

That is not true!! All of the steel mills within the city limits were shuttered by the early 80's... With the exception of Hazelwood, I cant remember an active steel mill within the city in my lifetime. I was born in 1975....

By the 1990's, Pittsburgh had already started to form its new economy based on technology, Banking, Education, and Medicine. We also started many of the historic preservation and redevelopment projects throughout the city. Today alot of those initiatives have come to full fruition......
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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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.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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That is not true!! All of the steel mills within the city limits were shuttered by the early 80's... With the exception of Hazelwood, I cant remember an active steel mill within the city in my lifetime. I was born in 1975....

By the 1990's, Pittsburgh had already started to form its new economy based on technology, Banking, Education, and Medicine. We also started many of the historic preservation and redevelopment projects throughout the city. Today alot of those initiatives have come to full fruition......
You're not good with...um....'humor', are you?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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PS, there were also no tanks on the streets of Minneapolis in the 90's....nor were there thirty foot sand dunes. ..hence the joke...
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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DC in the 90s..... The best of times and the worst of times.
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