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Old 08-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Status: "Got the rocking modern neon sound" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Boston
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Boston used to look like this.

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And where exactly in Boston could you build something as large as Mass General without destroying historic areas?
They could've put MGH where the BCEC is today.....
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:15 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Ralph Wilson Stadium, for the buffalo bills
Oh.

I was wondering what city.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Charlottesville:

Bulldozed the Vinegar Hill neighborhood near downtown and replaced it with a a bunch of parking lots, a hotel, a Staples, a strip mall, and an ugly arterial road ("Ridge-McIntire") that is a nightmare to cross as a pedestrian. Back then in the 60's it was fashionable to bulldoze African American neighborhoods, even those with a lot of culture and history, and replace them with parking lots. I wish these parking lots could be demolished and replaced with the kind of houses that used to be there.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Huntington BEach:
Over development of the downtown area. It is now "Venice Beach Lite" the locals stay away from the downtown area because it is full Douchebags and "notice-me-dammits" from the 909.

Now they are building a new development along the beach with no regard to the traffic mess it will create along PCH
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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San Diego:

-Developing bucolic farmland Mission Valley in the late '60s into a shopping center area and a ugly-ass football stadium with the largest parking lot west of the Mississippi, pretty well destroying a river watershed area prone to flooding. The new shopping centers sucked all the life out of retail centers/jobs downtown creating seedy urban areas that only recently have recovered. It would have made a great, forever rural boundary and break between the city and developing North County while actually not excluding that much land area from development had it remained farmland capable of handling the flooding.

-Interstate 5 through downtown cleaving it half, separating 100 y.o. connected communities into two, damaged and unconnected areas.

-not relocating the 2nd largest Naval medical complex in the world out of Balboa Park to a convenient, available land parcel about 2 miles away in the 1980s, which would have released 100s of acres back in use as the public park it was always promised to be.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Huntington BEach:
Over development of the downtown area. It is now "Venice Beach Lite" the locals stay away from the downtown area because it is full Douchebags and "notice-me-dammits" from the 909.

Now they are building a new development along the beach with no regard to the traffic mess it will create along PCH
lol! Everybody hates the HB D-bags. Although I've never had any issues with people in HB, and have friends who live within walking distance of downtown. What are they building near the beach? I haven't been down by the pier in a year or two.
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