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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 04-11-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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We have all seen them, those Mayors that run off to other Cities to see what other Cities are doing and the next thing you know they are back home trying to get it built in their City to compete. I can't say its a bad or good thing, all a matter of Opinion but its definitely Unoriginal and can sometimes make Cities look way over done. Next thing you know you have a City that looks like every other Major City in America, all thrown together in one big Mixing bowl.. I think my main problem with this is when we see our basic infrastructure not up to par or basic amenities not getting taken care of, Citizens suffering but something New and Shinny pops up in the house. It's almost like keeping up with the Jones's with something we really don't need or is a waste of Money when we can't even get our regular bills paid at home. Which Major American Cities do you see falling into this Category the Most??
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:35 AM
 
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Dallas, looking at you!
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This is not a good idea.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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This is not a good idea.
Yeah, that's like pointing to a group of girls who are friends and asking which one is the most "plain" looking. Just not a good idea.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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Orlando is a perfect example. A boondoggle heavy rail project that serves less than 3000 people per day and doesn't run at night, new stadiums and stadium remodels like changing underwear along with a five hundred million dollar performing arts center with "headliners" like Bernadette Peters, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Teresa Caputo (Long Island Medium) to name a few shiny new baubles while basic infrastructure remains sufficient for the 1990 population numbers.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:51 AM
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Location: Miami
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Charlotte
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Boston!!
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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New York
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm not saying Dallas but... this thread reminds me of an Uber drive I had last month and the driver was talking about how he visited New York and stayed in a brownstone in Harlem with AirBnB and got an authentic New York experience that staying in a fancy Manhattan hotel couldn't replicate, and I mentioned how I love brownstone architecture. And he chimed in "Yea they're building some in Dallas."

Brownstones in Dallas seem a little off to me. I'm not saying brownstones are only a New York thing but they seem to be a quintisentially NORTHERN thing. I've seen brownstones in Minneapolis and they fit in with the architecture up there, but I can't see it in Dallas. Just sticks out like a sore thumb and like its trying to look like a northern city with historic looking architecture.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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I'm not saying Dallas but... this thread reminds me of an Uber drive I had last month and the driver was talking about how he visited New York and stayed in a brownstone in Harlem with AirBnB and got an authentic New York experience that staying in a fancy Manhattan hotel couldn't replicate, and I mentioned how I love brownstone architecture. And he chimed in "Yea they're building some in Dallas."

Brownstones in Dallas seem a little off to me. I'm not saying brownstones are only a New York thing but they seem to be a quintisentially NORTHERN thing. I've seen brownstones in Minneapolis and they fit in with the architecture up there, but I can't see it in Dallas. Just sticks out like a sore thumb and like its trying to look like a northern city with historic looking architecture.
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

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