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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Renton Washington
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There is a thread with most "hopeless city in the USA so I thought what city was hopeless but now is turned around.


The rules is the city has to be over 100,000

my Vote goes to Tacoma Washington. In the late 80's and 90's this place was a nightmare because the manufacturing jobs left and was running with crime. It was one of the biggest crime places on the west coast. Now It turned around and crime is real down. A lot of great projects and this is why I nominate Tacoma
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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I'll go with Pittsburg. That place was a dump in the 80s, but it's a pretty cool place now.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis. from the 1960s too today.
Ill let the pictures do the talking.



That was in the 1950s and 1960s
Fast Forward even 20-30 years. To the 1980s and 1990s through today.


Also a good 55 minute documentary on how did Indy did it is wonderful to watch. Even more pictures and videos of Indy's struggles and rebirth. Plus the secret Indy used to transform itself.
WFYI Indianapolis - Naptown to Super City
on the right side of the screen is watch online here. Use that to pull the documentary up.
That documentary was made before Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis so keep that in mind.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't have anything to add (yet, anyway) but wanted to thank the OP for starting this thread. It is a nice positive idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what people post on here. I hope to read about Cleveland on here too. I understand the whole "mistake by the lake" jabs are a thing of the past as the city has transformed over time. Pittsburgh too. Love to visit both one day.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Indianapolis. from the 1960s too today.
Ill let the pictures do the talking.



That was in the 1950s and 1960s
Fast Forward even 20-30 years. To the 1980s and 1990s through today.


Also a good 55 minute documentary on how did Indy did it is wonderful to watch. Even more pictures and videos of Indy's struggles and rebirth. Plus the secret Indy used to transform itself.
WFYI Indianapolis - Naptown to Super City
on the right side of the screen is watch online here. Use that to pull the documentary up.
That documentary was made before Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis so keep that in mind.
Thank you for posting this! I'm watching the documentary right now. I love this kind of stuff. I didn't realize the transition Indianapolis has undergone.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I don't know anything about other cities but imo Miami is changed very hard as well.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Thank you for posting this! I'm watching the documentary right now. I love this kind of stuff. I didn't realize the transition Indianapolis has undergone.
no problem
Indy really pioneered the Sports Transformation of a city.
Now after Indiana created the first sports corp all 50 states seem to have one.
my favorite quote off that documentary is from the lawyer that said Success breeds Success.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm going with Pittsburgh on this one.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I've never heard of Tacoma having a major crime problem, other than it was the higher-crime area between Seattle and Tacoma. What kind of crime rate are we talking about here? You mentioned "among the worst on the West Coast", which is very significant. That includes: Compton, Los Angeles, Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, Stockton, etc. I find that a little hard to believe....

Pittsburgh and Cleveland for me, in that order, and thinking about relative magnitude of change for its size. Other candidates that I can think of are: Philadelphia, Chicago (pre-1995 wasn't so nice), New York City (same as Chicago), and Oakland. But Pittsburgh in particular has gone from one of the least popular cities to being one of the more popular cities within a fairly short time span (~10 years)!

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Nawlins
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