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Old 08-06-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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This.



...and this (even though it will happen eventually).



And certainly BOTH of these.
I'm with you, JJG. And I'm pulling for Fort Worth. For a city of its size, stature and increasing cosmopolitanism, its skyline is not only woefully underwhelming, but just plain ugly.

Again, I'm pulling for Ft. Worth! I don't want Ft. Worth to be the Fresno of urban places in Texas (albeit with a stronger job market).
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:37 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Again, I'm pulling for Ft. Worth! I don't want Ft. Worth to be the Fresno of urban places in Texas (albeit with a stronger job market).
Oh trust me (thanks, btw), there's already another city in this area that fits that description.


Things are looking up in terms of urbanism in Ft. Worth. May be a little slower than others, but it's happening.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Those pictures from Fort Worth are 1970s architecture at its worst.

As for Arlington, isn't its skyline a football stadium?
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:18 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Those pictures from Fort Worth are 1970s architecture at its worst.

As for Arlington, isn't its skyline a football stadium?
That and Six Flags.

I mean, sure there are some mid rise buildings scattered around, but that's about it.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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That and Six Flags.

I mean, sure there are some mid rise buildings scattered around, but that's about it.
Ugh yeah, theme parks. I'm so disgusted by how crowded and how over priced they are these days. Things we loved back are now not as good anymore.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:27 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Ugh yeah, theme parks. I'm so disgusted by how crowded and how over priced they are these days. Things we loved back are now not as good anymore.
You're gonna have to be specific with that one. I'm a Reagan Era baby, and from memory, theme parks have ALWAYS been crowded and over priced. I would think that the successful ones would be, anyway.

After all, Arlington has the ORIGINAL Six Flags. There's something special about that.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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In Salinas, I would gladly remove our Chuck E. Cheese pizza and replace it with a Barnes and Noble Bookstore (have to drive 25 miles north for that now). Eliminate crime in east Salinas. I would think "eliminate crime" would be on everyone's list here...sort of a no-brainer. Weather is near perfect temperature-wise here, except for the current drought. So eliminate the drought, which would mean a little more rain. Same can be said for most of the state for the last few years!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:15 AM
 
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You're gonna have to be specific with that one. I'm a Reagan Era baby, and from memory, theme parks have ALWAYS been crowded and over priced. I would think that the successful ones would be, anyway.

After all, Arlington has the ORIGINAL Six Flags. There's something special about that.
Disneyland and Six flags here are almost $100 for one day. No working class can afford it and barely any middle class family can. With living costs in CA, only the rich can afford it. Back in the 90s, they had passes so u can get in front of the line. Now u get a pass like that and it doesn't matter.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I would like to put a big check point at every entrance to our city to prevent douchebags from coming in.
  • If you are wearing a flat-brimmed baseball hat: You can't come in
  • If your pit-bull is more of a fashion accessory than a pet: You can't come in
  • If you are wearing any MMA or IFC clothing: You can't come in
  • If Tattoos cover more than 5 percent of your body: You can't come in

I would also tear down our city hall/civic center and build one with a more beach-like design.
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