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Old 12-14-2016, 01:15 PM
Location: Richmond, VA
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Out of necessity, I think a lot of older cities, especially on the coasts and often in rust belt have had to become great at integrating old and new. But the trend in non-descript glass or metal boxes doesn't make it easy.

I think Richmond, VA does a good job at being classy about it because like so many older cities, there are layers of architectural review that have to take place.




https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5314...7i13312!8i6656 (try rolling this one back to seven years ago and see how bad it looked in this area, gentrification gold)

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Old 12-15-2016, 06:17 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Greenville SC does. Charleston doesn't, feels like a museum in a way, not a lot of new corporate buildings and the like, due to height restrictions and lack of space.
Thank God. If Savannah had such restrictions in place at the time, they wouldn't have monstrosities like the DeSoto Hilton and the riverfront Hyatt.
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Location: 352
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Charleston and Savannah. Theyre truly the only two "old south" cities left and have done a good job of keeping themselves old the same way Austin keeps itself "weird."

Theres new, I mean a lot of new, considering both are two blazing hot places for growth right now, but most of it still feels organic. Its not just the cities: their suburbs have done a good job meshing as well in many areas, at least I know Charleston has.
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