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Old 05-08-2017, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I've always thought of Jamaica as downtown Queens. I've always thought of Jamaica as "downtown queens" . That's probably due to the presence of the courthouse.
There's also that big transportation hub there with the LIRR, E, and J/Z. And the F nearby too. That's a lot of trains to have together like that considering how far away that area is from Manhattan.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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University City acts as it's own unique CBD seperated from Center City's imo

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http://i.imgur.com/7OzyfBf.jpg

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Old 05-08-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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University City acts as it's own unique CBD seperated from Center City's imo

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Interesting. Did you know that Oakland is PA's 3rd largest business district, behind Center City and Downtown Pittsburgh?

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Old 05-08-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Interesting. Did you know that Oakland is PA's 3rd largest business district, behind Center City and Downtown Pittsburgh?
Not for long!

The Cira South complex is only a taste of the future
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:35 PM
 
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University City acts as it's own unique CBD seperated from Center City's imo

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There really is no disconnect between Center City Philly and University City. They merely have the Schuylkill river. Not blocks or miles like some cities. So they merely adjoin. One is technically the Central Business District as CC or downtown. One not. Many cities have adjoining skyscraper areas that look like part of that cites core but technically is not. But could be in the future. I'm just not sure a adjoining area is as a Second Downtown over a extension on one that grew to be intertwined.

Like Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Basically adjacent and merely acting as one Core more and more.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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I would say Back Bay is distinctly separate from Boston's Financial district. The South End/Boston Common/Beacon Hill make it two nodes rather than one sprawling one.

I also agree with Oakland/ DT Pittsburgh

Grand Rapids MI is a very decentralized Metro but Holland is a separate city that is on non significant size compared to the central city, but is separate much more than say Back Bay is Boston's FiDi, or Oakland is to DT Pittsburgh.
It would be more like if Lowell Mass was a city the size of Cincinnati which I don't think it would count as Boston's second downtown but rather a close city.

Minneapolis/St Paul are a great example because their centers developed for different reasons, St Paul was a River port city like St Louis or Louisville while Minneapolis used the river (St Anthony's Falls) to be more of an industrial city more like Rochester, NY than Louisville in the way the river was used.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Washington: Downtown/Golden Triangle in DC and then Rosslyn in Arlington. Rosslyn is the Lower Manhattan to Downtown playing Midtown.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Within the city limits of a city, Los Angeles has Downtown, Hollywood and Century City.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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University City acts as it's own unique CBD seperated from Center City's imo

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http://i.imgur.com/7OzyfBf.jpg
Don't know why my pictures are the ones always deleted since I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who actually takes them!

But here it is again.. UCity from the Cira Green a month or so ago.

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Old 05-09-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Depending on how "downtown" is defined, Chicago has the Loop, which is the traditional business downtown. Then there is River North where Michigan Ave runs through and the Hancock building is. Most people consider both of these areas to be part of "downtown," but they are separated by the river, so they are two distinct areas.
Yep.


Chicago has at least two downtowns combined as one. The high rises in River North, Streetville, and Gold Coast make up around half of the greater downtown skyline.


Near North side skyline:


Also a third "downtown" is emerging in the South Loop/Near South Side area. It's currently distinctive enough to appear as its own downtown for the south side of the city.
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