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View Poll Results: Most unoriginal City in America
ORLANDO 11 15.71%
AUSTIN 1 1.43%
CHARLOTTE 12 17.14%
MEMPHIS 0 0%
ATLANTA 7 10.00%
DALLAS 14 20.00%
NASHVILLE 1 1.43%
MIAMI 1 1.43%
LAS VAGAS 4 5.71%
NEW ORLEANS 0 0%
LOS ANGELES 1 1.43%
SAN ANTONIO 0 0%
PHOENIX 10 14.29%
HOUSTON 8 11.43%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2017, 01:08 PM
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Location: Miami
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Obviously Chicago.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Heck, this NEW development in Houston. Could pass for a old Coal mining village in PA. I'm serious too.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7986...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7986...7i13312!8i6656
I was thinking the exact same thing! Looks exactly like a town you'd find in the Appalachians throughout PA & WV.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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I think you mean "pieced together" - put together means something else completely.

Honestly, I think Canadian cities do a great job of using best practices learned from other cities in terms of urban planning, transit, infrastructure, etc. And that's why Canadian cities are some of the most livable and well-run cities in the world, even if they do tend to be a bit sterile and not have a ton of unique character (with cities in Quebec being the major exception there).
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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I was thinking the exact same thing! Looks exactly like a town you'd find in the Appalachians throughout PA & WV.
Sorry those 2 pictures in Houston are making me LOL. Who would've thought coal town housing would become popular again? I grew up in PA so I'm quite familiar with these towns.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I think some developers are trying to mimic cities in the East and Midwest to sell to new residents moving down from these regions and cities. Especially in Houston. You look at the older inner neighborhoods there, getting loads of infill and whole blocks with old ranches-homes being replaced by new close-knit singles to multi-residence Complexes and mini-gated developments.

Some you think they picked up a block from a city in the East or Midwest. So I'm not surprised they would try to imitate a Brownstone block. Lack of zoning tells developers they can build whatever they believe will sell.

They actually look like 100+ year old homes. But brand new.

Heck, this NEW development in Houston. Could pass for a old Coal mining village in PA. I'm serious too.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7986...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7986...7i13312!8i6656

Where might this idea come from?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7996...7i13312!8i6656

How about these?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.8081...7i13312!8i6656
Do other regions steal ideas from Texas though?
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Do other regions steal ideas from Texas though?
Texas Donut apartment building design?
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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This is not a good idea.
Nope. Especially since any city that is still fairly young and has made the effort to renovate and modernize aesthetically is going to get called out and picked on for not being an old, already long established and aesthetically distinctive city, like a NY or Chicago, for example.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Sorry those 2 pictures in Houston are making me LOL. Who would've thought coal town housing would become popular again? I grew up in PA so I'm quite familiar with these towns.
I grew up there, too. That's funny. I especially like the junk around the commercial building.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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I grew up there, too. That's funny. I especially like the junk around the commercial building.
. Yes especially the junk around the commercial building. If it didn't say it was in Houston, I would've guessed Altoona or Wilkes-Barre. Pretty much any town or small city there. I know southwestern PA receives a lot of transplants from Texas for fracking. Maybe they brought PA back to Texas with them.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:18 PM
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Location: Miami
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Sorry those 2 pictures in Houston are making me LOL. Who would've thought coal town housing would become popular again? I grew up in PA so I'm quite familiar with these towns.
Got any examples of similar architecture in PA? because they look like some regular houses to me.
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