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Old 05-06-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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NYC is the most obvious, with Manhattan's two CBDs and downtown Brooklyn, but there are other cities with secondary employment centers that effectively amount to second downtowns. A secondary downtown should be urban in nature. Suburban-style office parks are not secondary downtowns. Extensions of downtown, that is to say, areas that are relatively contiguous with the universally accepted downtown (like Boston's Back Bay) don't count.

LA: Hollywood is definitely a second downtown.

Pittsburgh: Oakland is a second downtown.

I'm sure other cities have a secondary downtown.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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I'd add Long Island City, Queens as a 4th one for NYC.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore has two downtowns with the CBD, and Johns Hopkins; Both are currently growing pretty rapidly.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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Atlanta: Midtown
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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I'd add Long Island City, Queens as a 4th one for NYC.
I considered Long Island city, but decided against it because it doesn't functionally represent "Downtown Queens", if that makes sense.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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Atlanta: Midtown
I consider it an extension of downtown.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Port Townsend's Uptown is a second downtown. Not the size of city you probably were thinking of, but there it is, a distinct commercial district with the feel of another downtown.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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I consider it an extension of downtown.
I don't. It has a much more modern built form and serves a different purpose than downtown.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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I don't. It has a much more modern built form and serves a different purpose than downtown.
But it's contiguous with downtown. There's no neighborhood separating the two.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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But it's contiguous with downtown. There's no neighborhood separating the two.
They abut each other but aren't fully contiguous. There's still a point of demarcation between the two; they aren't seamless. But hey, your post, your rules.
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