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Old 07-11-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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[quote=DavePa;48797867]A body of water, with parks and attractions ..... certainly ADDS to a Grand Skyline ground-level or from above. It doesn't mean a city core and downtown can't be vibrant without ----> a body of water and parks? But it ADDS GREATLY to line them with Parkland and attractions. Along with the BODY OF WATER aspects.

So still a Houston, Dallas or Atlanta ...... surely would be seen as MORE VIBRANT and GRAND along with being aesthetically more ATTRACTIVE and would ADD to their VIBRANCY to have such a attractive body of water. Bayous and rivers surely add. But you need more then just jogging/bike paths to picnic areas to gain a LARGER BOOST adding to a GRANDESS to their core..... Like the city in the VIDEO..

Video lags a bit by drone on some scenes .... it can be pushed along to just viewing portions for different scenes for a quick perspective.
But GREAT SCENES on a clear day SHOWING HOW WATER INTEGRATES ADDED VIBRANCY. Going from the cities Navy Pier, Harbors and Grand Parks enhancing the Skyline. Just doesn't show beaches or further to the Museum Campus.

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Old 07-11-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Nashville has quite a major waterway running adjacent to downtown.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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Couldn't give more of a **** about it.

Climate change will make it interesting though.

Here's a better question. How far underwater will Miami and Boston be in 70 years or less?

Philadelphia will be oceanfront in that timeframe since it's only 50-60 miles from the ocean anyway.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Buffalo has been developing a great waterfront downtown that will eventually be one of the best in the country. From the waterfront, you are within walking distance to stadiums and restaurants. I recommend visiting a festival on Canalside.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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Couldn't give more of a **** about it.

Climate change will make it interesting though.

Here's a better question. How far underwater will Miami and Boston be in 70 years or less?

Philadelphia will be oceanfront in that timeframe since it's only 50-60 miles from the ocean anyway.
Boston will be about 15% underwater, actually South Philly will go under too as the shores of the Delaware are at 0ft.

And that's if sea levels rise like 6 feet.
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Interesting article in the Chicago Tribune about the importance of the "urban edge" (in Chicago's case, both lake and river). Blair Kamin gets to my original thoughts when I started this thread.)

Lake Shore Drive, Riverwalk show the importance of urban edges - Chicago Tribune
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