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Old 02-19-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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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.



*drools*

so hot.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Fannie Mae Foundation: Census Note 3: Downtown Rebound

This is a good reference for downtown density. According to it, the tops are:
1. NYC-assumed but not mentioned in the reference
2. Philadelphia
3. Boston
4. Seattle
5. Baltimore
6. Chicago
Also, two other biggies weren't mentioned: San Francisco and DC.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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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.
Does it matter what other people think when there are facts that establish the truth? No....that's like saying asking somebody if they think an Airbus A380 is as big as a 747 when in fact it is even bigger. Why the hell would you go asking people what they think is the biggest when there are facts proving which is the biggest? That's crazy. That defeats the whole purpose of having a debate, mr. not-able-to-accept-the-facts.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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Fannie Mae Foundation: Census Note 3: Downtown Rebound

This is a good reference for downtown density. According to it, the tops are:
1. NYC-assumed but not mentioned in the reference
2. Philadelphia
3. Boston
4. Seattle
5. Baltimore
6. Chicago
Also, two other biggies weren't mentioned: San Francisco and DC.
You've gotta be kidding me

Chicago at #6!!


YouTube - Chicago Skyline - The birthplace of skyscrapers

YouTube - Chicago Downtown Video

Numbers 2-5 are not even close to Chicago. They don't come anywhere close in height (most of their tallest would be lost in the Chicago skyline), their areas are not nearly as large or developed. I don't know where Fannie MAE got her info...but she needs to do a little better research next time.

Last edited by Gtownoe; 02-19-2008 at 04:11 PM.. Reason: Left out some info
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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You've gotta be kidding me

Chicago at #6!!


YouTube - Chicago Downtown Video

Numbers 2-5 are not even close to Chicago.
Did ya click on the link???? I am just repeating what is there. And it was not about how big a downtown is but rather the density of it's population. I thought I mentioned that.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Fannie Mae Foundation: Census Note 3: Downtown Rebound

This is a good reference for downtown density. According to it, the tops are:
1. NYC-assumed but not mentioned in the reference
2. Philadelphia
3. Boston
4. Seattle
5. Baltimore
6. Chicago
Also, two other biggies weren't mentioned: San Francisco and DC.
this report looked at "selected" downtowns, not all.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Numbers 2-5 are not even close to Chicago. They don't come anywhere close in height (most of their tallest would be lost in the Chicago skyline), their areas are not nearly as large or developed. I don't know where Fannie MAE got her info...but she needs to do a little better research next time.
height doesn't determine how large a dt is anyway! But the only city there whose tallest might get lost is Bmore, at 40 stories, the legg mason tower would stick out in certain places in chicago

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Old 02-19-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: USA
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Did ya click on the link???? I am just repeating what is there. And it was not about how big a downtown is but rather the density of it's population. I thought I mentioned that.

Chicago also has the 2nd highest population density in the country outside of NYC.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Chicago also has the 2nd highest population density in the country outside of NYC.
No, San Francisco does.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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height doesn't determine how large a dt is anyway! But the only city there whose tallest might get lost is Bmore, at 40 stories, the legg mason tower would stick out in certain places in chicago

Yea your right. Boston's skyline would get lost as well. Even without the height factor though, Chicago's downtown is significantly larger than any of the others. Also the sheer height of Chicago's skyline gives it much more density than the other cities. Chicago's skyline wins in every category against those other cities. Also San Fran was left off the list
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