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Old 05-05-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Since 2010 NYC has been taller than Chicago.
Taller is not always better! L.A. Is probably the greatest city in the US, but because of earthquakes, building high rises is not a good idea in this area.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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Taller is not always better! L.A. Is probably the greatest city in the US, but because of earthquakes, building high rises is not a good idea in this area.

I would not put LA in the top ten. The real answer would probably be among NYC, Chicago or San Francisco with NYC likely the overwhelming choice as America's greatest city. However, as stated before, I think Chicago has the attributes to be the most "American" of cities while NYC tends to be more global in stature.
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Until Chicago fixes or at least decreases its crime, it cannot be in the conversation for the "Greatest" American city.
The argument that crime is siloed to certain neighborhoods in completely invalid. If Chicago claims to be great, it should focus on its entire city and not just on the prosperous areas.
Chicago is NOT #1 in crime there are many worst cities.

If you're going to make such a statement, then you disqualify all big american cities
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Old 05-06-2017, 06:54 PM
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Chicago is one of the few cities I just really don't like. I even like LA better. And NYC rocks.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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What makes a city great should be the first question.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Chicago is one of the few cities I just really don't like. I even like LA better. And NYC rocks.
In the words of the great New Yorker Frank Sinatra "Chicago is my kinda town". Go Cubbies!!!
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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Chicago is one of the few cities I just really don't like. I even like LA better. And NYC rocks.
Checking the cities you boast for. I can see why? Maybe its personal? Maybe a bias against it? But not the first post I say you claim this strong dislike? Tourist seem to come away highly favorable of the city. So I wonder why such a strong dislike and on what aspects?

If I have something I dislike about a city? I generally explain what it is or something that city could look better with or have done a better job for their city.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I love Chicago but not a fan of extremely cold winter weather so that rules it out for a city for me to ever live in. I would never live in NY and LA either. I actually like SF as my fav US City.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:45 AM
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Checking the cities you boast for. I can see why? Maybe its personal? Maybe a bias against it? But not the first post I say you claim this strong dislike? Tourist seem to come away highly favorable of the city. So I wonder why such a strong dislike and on what aspects?

If I have something I dislike about a city? I generally explain what it is or something that city could look better with or have done a better job for their city.
Never liked it to begin with. My family is from Chicago. I went many times when I was growing up and never liked it. If I want NYC on a smaller scale...that's what Philly, Boston, DC, etc. are for. People say NYC is dirty but in Chicago I notice it more. Crime is rough in Chicago as well. I'm sure it's a fine city, but it's just not for me. Put it this way, it's one place that would never be on my relocation list. Now Minneapolis? That's a city in the Midwest I can get behind.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:47 AM
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What makes a city great should be the first question.
Yes. I thought this thread would be open ended. Instead you have the OP trying to convince everyone that Chicago is great.
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