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Old 02-19-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Which downtowns do we think have the most buildings? Umm...wow....have you ever heard of emporis.com? They tell you all the buildings concentrated in downtowns around the city. You can pretend a place like Columbia, South Carolina has more buildings than NYC but are you correct? No? Try searching something called google and i think you'll find starting this thread was a waste of your time and energy
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Seattle
4. San Francisco
5. Miami
6. Los Angeles
7. Boston
8. Philadelphia
9. Houston
10. Dallas
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Personally I think that San Francisco has a small downtown, yes it has a huge sky-line, but that makes up most of it. In practically every other major city the downtown extends for some distance beyond the financial district.
This is not the first time that an outsider incorrectly stated on CD that DT SF is only the Financial District. I dont know why?

Downtown San Francisco is comprised of:
The Financial District
SOMA
Union Square
Civic Center
Part of the Waterfront
Part of North Beach
Part of Chinatown
Part of the Tenderloin

And the seamless transition between Downtown and the neighborhoods is better in SF than probably anywhere. No industrial areas or train tracks or freeways or rivers separate DT SF from the outer districts.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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Seattle's downtown area is actually relatively compact, but it looks and feels big because of the density and tallness.

BTW - a good tool to illustrate the relative size of cities' downtown areas is Live Virtual Earth.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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I just came across these from Chicago. I've worked downtown for 6 years, but sometimes even I see shots from random angles that make it look so damn massive.



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Old 02-19-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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DC's downtown is pretty large and dense. With no skyscrapers, DC is #3 behind NY & Chicago in commercial office space.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: san diego, Los angeles
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Are you an Arab Immigrant? Not trying to be racist or smart...but I've noticed your english is slightly off,and perhaps your a foreigner...I said Arab because your name is Jordam, close to Jordan... OR where are you from?
1)NYC
2)Chicago
3)Miami
4)Seattle
5)Houston
6)Dallas
7)Los Angeles
8)Philly
9)Boston
10)San Francisco
It may be off, as some of you should know that Density may look some skylines look smaller or bigger.
how did miami beat seattle, i'll never know?
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: san diego, Los angeles
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Seattle's downtown area is actually relatively compact, but it looks and feels big because of the density and tallness.

BTW - a good tool to illustrate the relative size of cities' downtown areas is Live Virtual Earth.
that and google earth.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: san diego, Los angeles
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Which downtowns do we think have the most buildings? Umm...wow....have you ever heard of emporis.com? They tell you all the buildings concentrated in downtowns around the city. You can pretend a place like Columbia, South Carolina has more buildings than NYC but are you correct? No? Try searching something called google and i think you'll find starting this thread was a waste of your time and energy
well mr. smart ass i know of emporis but I came here so I can see what other people think not what computer statistics say.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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well mr. smart ass i know of emporis but I came here so I can see what other people think not what computer statistics say.
Yep...and emporis isn't exactly known for its accuracy.
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