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Old 05-13-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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Not really. Most of them razed everything for skyscrapers and parking lots. Even in historically urban cities.
Considering Faneuil Hall/Old State House is the historic center of Boston and the Paul Revere House is as far from Faneuil Hall as Dewey Square (center of the Fidi) I would say you could say Boston's historic core is rather well conserved. Maybe 1/2 or a bit more because parts of the Financial District are fill and didn't exist in 1630.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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For Seattle: Bellevue, WA

For Cleveland: University Circle
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's a little misleading. How do we know what the street layout looks like? I can post a bunch of skylines of DFW, but at closer look, they're scattered office parks along a freeway. Now I'm not suggesting Buckhead is exactly that, but simply posting a view of tall buildings doesn't say much about the street layout and how those buildings interact with the street.

Here you go - this is Peachtree Road where the tallest buildings are located. If you rotate the view slightly to the right, you'll see the entrance to a beautiful 1920's bungalow neighborhood next to the Intercontinental.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8450...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Another city that comes to mind is Mount Vernon NY. Downtown: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3+...94126bf4532fd1

Fleetwood in the NE portion of the city: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3+...94126bf4532fd1

If we are going with the metro criteria, then Downtown Lansing and Downtown East Lansing in MI would fit.

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Old 05-13-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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For Seattle, the University District would also be a second downtown, though its mostly academic, retail, and housing and not offices. It's getting more and more urban...in some ways it's easily more so than Downtown Bellevue.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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For Seattle, the University District would also be a second downtown, though its mostly academic, retail, and housing and not offices. It's getting more and more urban...in some ways it's easily more so than Downtown Bellevue.
I love the U District. Deadheading the rail line there will cement its' status in Seattle even further.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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Not sure what you mean by deadheading. A light rail subway station will open in 2021, along with two more stations to the north. The line currently terminates on the other side of the UW campus.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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Another city that comes to mind is Mount Vernon NY. Downtown: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3+...94126bf4532fd1

Fleetwood in the NE portion of the city: https://www.google.com/maps/place/3+...94126bf4532fd1

If we are going with the metro criteria, then Downtown Lansing and Downtown East Lansing in MI would fit.
Oops, this is Fleetwood: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.9250...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Also, Downtown Lansing: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7336...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Downtown East Lansing: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7346...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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Oops. Rosslyn is legitimately urban, albeit outside of the city.
Yeah Rosslyn is getting more and more dense as they knock down smaller buldgs from the 1960s and 70s and replace with larger ones. Being right across the bridge from Georgetown and close to Foggy Bottom, which is considered part of downtown DC now, not sure it really meets your criteria for a second downtown.
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Old 05-13-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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And I'm confused, the op says Hollywood is LA's second downtown, but that's not in LA. If that were the case, LA would have numerous secondary downtowns.
LA does have numerous secondary downtowns.

There is downtown, of course. The second biggest is Century City. Following that would be Hollywood, Westwood, and the Wilshire Corridor.
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