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View Poll Results: City Selections
Cincinnati, OH 5 16.67%
Cleveland, OH 9 30.00%
Buffalo, NY 6 20.00%
Detroit, MI 7 23.33%
Milwaukee, WI 6 20.00%
St. Louis, MO 4 13.33%
Philadelphia, PA 6 20.00%
Portland, OR 2 6.67%
San Francisco, CA 4 13.33%
Los Angeles, CA 3 10.00%
Boston, MA 5 16.67%
New York, NY 7 23.33%
Miami, Fl 2 6.67%
Atlanta, GA 1 3.33%
Dallas, TX 2 6.67%
Houston, TX 3 10.00%
Denver, CO 1 3.33%
Minneapolis, MN 3 10.00%
Nashville, TN 2 6.67%
Chicago, IL 4 13.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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What city has infrastructure that seems mostly from the 1980s or older? This could be anything from commercial buildings, shopping centers, attiudes of residents, stoplights, etc.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: NYC Metro
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some of nyc infrastructure looks like its from 1900s actually
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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memphis
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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LA's freeways are a bit out dated. And the Arroyo Seco Pkwy is from the damn 1940s!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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LA's freeways are a bit out dated. And the Arroyo Seco Pkwy is from the damn 1940s!

LA's freeways are outdated? Please tell me you're talking about Louisiana! Or that your comment was a joke
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Few examples of Los Angeles interchanges, and there are several dozen that look like this, all reenforced to withstand large earthquakes:

where the 110 and 105 collide: Image from worldofstock.com

http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/TRC4908.jpg

Where the 110 and 101 collide: kcnet.org

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/CHS-48579.jpg


10 freeway overpass: Heliphoto.com

http://www.heliphoto.net/i/10_fwy_ov..._110_fwy_f.jpg
Just because LA's freeways look like this half the time:

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...NUqmnNls9R2B8x

Does not make them outdated.

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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What city has infrastructure that seems mostly from the 1980s or older? This could be anything from commercial buildings, shopping centers, attiudes of residents, stoplights, etc.
Or older? The Eastern cities made up the United States before the great expansion westward probably has some of the oldest buildings and tunnels in the country. Being old is not bad if they stand the test of time and still function safely.

The V.A. Hospital in Milwaukee was one of the 3 original V.A. Hospitals in the United States with building dating back to the 1860s. You have homes and building in the Eastern and Southeastern cities of the United States dating back to the late 1700s.

Some of the cookie cutter homes and buildings being put up today won't be around 100 years from now.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Much of Detroit's infrastructure is mostly from the 1970s.

It's almost as if you've entered a time warp when driving through Detroit.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Much of Detroit's infrastructure is mostly from the 1970s.

It's almost as if you've entered a time warp when driving through Detroit.
I couldn't do Detroit, it just seems so rundown with little hope for a revival.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Of that list. Houston. The other cities were more established before the 80s.
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