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Old 09-22-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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What downtown areas are left with truly attractive architecture and great bones that have not really started the urban renewal process?
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Paris
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Downtown only, or anywhere in the urban core?
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If urban core excluding downtown, then Baltimore is definitely in the running.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:43 AM
 
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I guess what i really mean is any cities where the entire urban core is still pretty much blighted and has not started the process of renewal. There are plenty examples i think of places where the Downtown, or parts of Downtown, or certain inner city neighborhoods have started to come around, but much of the urban core is still blighted...but what are examples of cities where the entire urban core, or at least a vast majority of it, is still pretty much decaying?
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Buffalo, stunning relics of the 19th century yet so incredibly vacant. St. Louis as well in many parts. It's obvious that these two cities were places to be reckoned with a century ago, and lots of abandoned and faded glory everywhere.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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A lot of Rust Belt cities have this to varying degrees, but even a city like Flint MI or Youngstown OH aren't void of chunks of nice areas of the city.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: The City
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its rare in any moderately sizable city for there to be no nice areas, though can be outnumbered by places in ill-repair

maybe some smaller areas
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Buffalo, stunning relics of the 19th century yet so incredibly vacant. St. Louis as well in many parts. It's obvious that these two cities were places to be reckoned with a century ago, and lots of abandoned and faded glory everywhere.
I agree with Buffalo as well. I was there yesterday and surprised at how similar it was to Baltimore.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Detroit is the poster child!
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Yeah, I was going to mention Detroit. Lots of beautiful, classic architecture that needs some love and restoration.

Honestly though, there aren't that many cities that truly haven't seen any kind of urban renewal. The wrecking ball spared no one in the 50s and 60s, unfortunately.
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