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Old 09-01-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Paris
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About 1.5 years ago.

Nothing changes. That's a good thing some people. Not for me.
St. Louis can def. be stuck in its ways, but the dome was built almost 20 years ago... Nothing new??? I could point out big things like skyscrapers, but heck the entire area around the dome is different! Your comment just doesn't make any sense and seems like more of your typical same old. All of these posts, you really do have a secret crush on STL huh?
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:08 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Visit st. Louis, same old crap... nothing really new since the Edward Jones Dome (and that is really beginning to show its age)
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About 1.5 years ago.

Nothing changes. That's a good thing some people. Not for me.
The Edward Jones Dome isn't even the newest stadium in the city. The new Busch Stadium was completed in 2006.

The Dome was completed in 1995, and since then 4 new high rises have gone up (one of which being the second tallest judicial building in the world behind Chicago's Daley Center), the Lumiere Casino opened, Phase 1 of Ballpark Village opened, the City Museum opened, the riverfront and the Arch are both currently undergoing a major facelift thanks to the CityArchRiver project, the Stan Musial Bridge was built and opened, ongoing gentrification has been occurring throughout the city (especially downtown with Washington Ave being the prime example), etc, etc.

St. Louis isn't as hot as many other cities, and its citizens can be stuck in their ways, but if you honestly think that nothing substantial has occurred since 1995, then you frankly haven't been paying the slightest bit of attention.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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I'll throw out Jacksonville. As I do in all these threads that are quite similar.

Early 1900s were the glory days in Jax. By far the largest and most developed city in FL. Winter Wonderland for the rich and famous. Hollywood South (before there was a Hollywood) One of the largest private transit companies in the country. Very dense and urban infrastructure. Major shipping port and rail hub.

1970s-90s Jax was a sprawling wasteland of blandness. Miami, Orlando and Tampa not only caught up, but far surpassed Jax in population, attractions, commerce and notoriety. Jax was well-known for its terrible smell (paper mills) and not much else.

In 1995 the Jacksonville Jaguars kind of put the city on the map.
in the 2000s the metro sees 20% population growth, hosts a Super Bowl, and finally begins to develop a few urban, walkable neighborhoods.
Today Jax is home to One Spark, "the World's Crowdfunding Festival," the stadium with the largest Video Boards in the world, and a billionaire NFL owner who is doggedly determined to bring many more major corporate players to the city. Meanwhile, the FORMER NFL owners have settled into retirement and become among the top 20 most prolific philanthropists in the country, with the lion's share of their giving staying right here in the River City. There are still plenty of issues, but the future looks bright.
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I have always felt Jacksonville was far underrated.
I agree regarding Jacksonville. It was the first city in Florida to exit the recession and is building a diversified economy with Healthcare, Information Technology, Insurance, Banking and Transportation/Shipping among the standout sectors.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I would like to check out the beaches near Jacksonville...
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Baton Rouge has had a renaissance of sorts with new downtown restaurants, casinos, and other night spots in a formerly desolate area.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Noooooo to the person who suggested Baton Rouge. I just moved here in December and i'm already planning to leave. There's murder after murder and I was robbed a week after moving here. A few weeks ago a little kid was shot to death by a random person in a passing car while his parents were driving him home on a Saturday night. Sounds fun right? Plus I see no new attractions being built unless you count a couple of restaurants.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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The Edward Jones Dome isn't even the newest stadium in the city. The new Busch Stadium was completed in 2006.

The Dome was completed in 1995, and since then 4 new high rises have gone up (one of which being the second tallest judicial building in the world behind Chicago's Daley Center), the Lumiere Casino opened, Phase 1 of Ballpark Village opened, the City Museum opened, the riverfront and the Arch are both currently undergoing a major facelift thanks to the CityArchRiver project, the Stan Musial Bridge was built and opened, ongoing gentrification has been occurring throughout the city (especially downtown with Washington Ave being the prime example), etc, etc.

St. Louis isn't as hot as many other cities, and its citizens can be stuck in their ways, but if you honestly think that nothing substantial has occurred since 1995, then you frankly haven't been paying the slightest bit of attention.
I forgot about Busch Stadium... is it still surrounded by all the stalled construction and mounds of dirt that have been there since 2006?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Apparently this is what Philadelphia's skyline will look like by the end of the decade, based only on dirt that's already been moved.

Honestly, it looks nice, but really not dramatically different than today.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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You know, in a weird way, Katrina sort of helped New Orleans. I can't believe how different (in positive ways) Nawlins is now, compared to the early 2000s before Katrina.

I agree with this. I was there in April, and the changes felt palpable to me. I walked all around the Garden District and the Lower Garde District (not sure if that is the name but the one closer to the French Quarter). On my walks around I met lots of people. I chatted them up and met people moving there from all over the country including LA. They were all very excited about the recent changes in NOLA. I liked New Orleans a lot.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I would like to check out the beaches near Jacksonville...

Was at Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach in early 90's. Nothing at all to write home about. Trust me, they look nothing like Miami beaches. NJ Shore beaches had clearer water and nicer sand imo.
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