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Old 09-20-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Raleigh: Midtown (North Hills)
Miami: Coral Gables or Midtown/Wynwood (presuming that one considers Brickell and DT to be the same thing)
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Pittsburgh : Oakland
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:53 PM
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Location: Miami
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Birmingham - Five Points or DT Ensley
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Harrisburg - Wormleysburg / Camp Hill Bypass.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Pittsburgh : Oakland
you know whats funny... i think theres a pittsburgh somewhere near oakland.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Washington, D.C. -- would probably be split still. I can see inside the beltway of Montgomery County being the downtown with Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Chevy Chase all would have more Fortune 500's, other significant large firms and a more diverse economy than anywhere else. There would probably be retrocession of D.C. going back to Maryland anyways.

Of course there are other large business districts in DC proper like NOMA or Navy Yard, Georgetown would be close to last on the list.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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SF -> Downtown Oakland.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:28 PM
 
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Atlanta would be buckhead
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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The 'didn't exist' idea has me thinking of settlement history. In Boston the puritan settlers first chose Charlestown and then moved across the Charles River to the Shawmut peninsula because of a better water source there. Had there been no shawmut peninsula the settlers would have likely stayed on the Charlestown peninsula and the city would have grown from there. Agree Cambridge is also a possibility - settlers settled there simultaneously.

In New York the obvious answer is Midtown. If Manhattan Island didn't exist then I'm guessing Jersey City rather than Long Island or Staten Island for the key Dutch settlement. And the English would have kept the New Netherlands colony together instead of splitting it as they did into two -- NY and NJ.
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Baltimore: Fells Point area (just replace some of the buildings with high rises)
San Diego: National City
Los Angeles: Koreatown (more dense than Hollywood and more centrally located to transit)
Honolulu: Waikiki
Las Vegas: The Strip (duh)
Orlando: The International Drive area
Tampa: The South Tampa penninsula
Detroit: New Center
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Dinkytown for Minneapolis, On the north bank of the Mississippi across from the junction of the Minnesota River for St. Paul side, making it near the airport, which will allow for a more DC-style downtown with height restrictions, but with a larger underground city to make up for the height restrictions, not to mention there's already an airport across the river from the current downtown St. Paul)
Indianapolis- Meridian Park
Columbus- Franklinton
Nashville- Midtown/Music Row
Louisville- The area between the University of Louisville, Churchhill Downs, and AAA baseball stadium
Cincinnati- Covington, KY

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