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View Poll Results: Where?
New York City 16 3.10%
Greater Boston 32 6.20%
Philly 38 7.36%
DC/N. Virginia 50 9.69%
Raleigh/NC Research Triangle 32 6.20%
Austin 48 9.30%
San Francisco/Bay Area/Silicon Valley 13 2.52%
Baltimore 11 2.13%
Toronto 33 6.40%
Pittsburgh 35 6.78%
Chicago 99 19.19%
Atlanta 109 21.12%
Voters: 516. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-09-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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Wikipedia says 2,500,000 sf. 16,000,000 sf isn't plausible...there are no buildings of that size.

As for "front runners," people know it's all speculation, right?
https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/9/18...ice-renderings

2.5 mill sq/ft ready for early next year. Space for a skyscraper plausible and next door. Great such a building is gaining this new life over demolition as was possible being empty so long. Sears and Montgomery Ward shipped through it in their heyday ..... and its in the shadow of the iconic - once named the Sears Tower. Still is for most.... It too as the Willis Tower is getting a huge ground-floors makeover that began.

https://chicago.curbed.com/2017/10/5...ovation-update

All yes is speculation. But if Chicago and Atlanta are on the shortlist? Still the same arguments here.

 
Old 01-09-2018, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Then most of us will say, I told you so...

It's not going to be Atlanta.
And you know this how?
 
Old 01-09-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Is diverse code for black on this forum? I'm not hating on Atlanta, but the only area that Atlanta beats Seattle in diversity is for being a black majority city, nothing wrong with that, but diversity entails a large selection of different ethnic and racial groups.

Atlanta
white: 38.4%
black: 54.0%
Asian: 3.1%
Hispanic: 5.2%
Native: 0.2%
Please provide a source for these numbers, as these aren't even close in the real world.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 02:08 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I think Atlanta is a major contender but I don't think it will go there. I still think it's a battle between Boston, Toronto, Philly, Washington, and Chicago.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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Then most of us will say, I told you so...

It's not going to be Atlanta.
You don't know which city it will be although it's obvious you REALLY don't want it to be Atlanta.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 06:12 AM
 
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I think Atlanta is a major contender but I don't think it will go there. I still think it's a battle between Boston, Toronto, Philly, Washington, and Chicago.
Keep hope alive for Canada. I wouldn't hold my breath though.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 06:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The only thing reading this thread does is to ensure readers the posters do not know where Amazon will choose....
 
Old 01-10-2018, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Have fun Atlanta with Amazon HQ2. If Reports are accurate that Amazon is sending lobbyist Georgia I think that signals Amazon wants to be in ATL.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.bus...id-hq2-2017-12
This was pretty much played off as nothing. But, the states where Amazon is sending (hiring) lobbyists is a big deal. I believe they’ve hired lobbyists in Illinois and Texas also.

Of course, Amazon would promote it as meaning little. What do you expect them to say prior to making their final decision.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Please provide a source for these numbers, as these aren't even close in the real world.
Those are from the 2010 census, maybe it’s changed since then, but so has Seattle
 
Old 01-10-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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This was pretty much played off as nothing. But, the states where Amazon is sending (hiring) lobbyists is a big deal. I believe they’ve hired lobbyists in Illinois and Texas also.

Of course, Amazon would promote it as meaning little. What do you expect them to say prior to making their final decision.
Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt Amazon beef up their lobbying in different states considerably recently? Especially to fight the sales tax legislation/collection issues they were facing in quite a few states?
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