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Old 09-25-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Baltimore: Fells Point area (just replace some of the buildings with high rises)
San Diego: National City
Why National City? I'd probably say UTC or Mission Valley. Or Chula Vista, El Cajon, Carlsbad, etc..before National City.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Cambridge? That's an entire city of over 100k. It's not a downtown. Some of it is really sleepy and suburban.
How is downtown Boston defined here? Is Back Bay downtown? Fenway?
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:49 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The only other place in Dallas that could function as a second Downtown would be Victory Park/Uptown, which is technically an extension of Downtown anyways. So I don't think that counts?
Since Uptown is separated by 75 and Klyde Warren, I'd say it counts.

I'd also say it would be better in terms of the ground level.
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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Since Uptown is separated by 75 and Klyde Warren, I'd say it counts.

I'd also say it would be better in terms of the ground level.
In its current build, Uptown is better for ground level than Downtown. But Downtown has better urban infrastructure -- transit hub, narrower streets, wider sidewalks, etc. A lot of the parking garages and skyscrapers have added ground level restaurants and shops and there's also more building density. Uptown has more population density.

Klyde Warren has also caused the northern end of Downtown and southern end of Uptown to merge. The park is fueling growth on both sides. With expansion plans, they'll feel even more connected. The feel is obviously different if you're standing in the middle of Main St. in Downtown compared to CityPlace/West Village in Uptown. But from the Arts District to the Crescent, it sort of meshes.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:46 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Cambridge? That's an entire city of over 100k. It's not a downtown. Some of it is really sleepy and suburban.
How is downtown Boston defined here? Is Back Bay downtown? Fenway?
if downtown crossing, then the new downtown would be back bay.
if north end, beacon hill, downtown crossing, back bay, fenway, government center, chinatown, south end, ..., then new downtown would be harvard-central-kendall/mit.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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St. Louis Clayton
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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New York City - Downtown Brooklyn
Los Angeles - Hollywood
Toronto - North York
Chicago - Near West Side?
Philadelphia- South Philly
Washington D.C. - Arlington
Seattle - Industrial District
Pittsburgh - Oakland
Ottawa - Gatineau
Detroit - Midtown
Buffalo - Elmwood Village
Richmond - Carytown
From a historical point of view it would be Alki Point. "The Denny Party landed at Alki Point November 13, 1851, and platted a settlement of six blocks of eight lots. The original name of the settlement was "New York Alki," "Alki" being a word in Chinook Jargon (Wawa) meaning "eventually" or "by and by."[3] The name "New York" may have been chosen because it was the state of origin of several of the settlers.[4] However, the next April, Arthur A. Denny abandoned the site at Alki for a better-situated site on the east shore of Elliott Bay, just north of the plat of David Swinson "Doc" Maynard. This site is now known as Pioneer Square."

Also another direction could be taken entirely and that would be Tacoma winning the race for the major city in the Puget sound.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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It depends on your definition of "downtown Chicago" - usually people expand it to more than just the Loop. But if you took out the Loop and every neighborhood surrounding it, I guess the logical choice would be Lincoln Park or wherever UIC is, or maybe Hyde Park.
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Atlanta, Buckhead
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It depends on your definition of "downtown Chicago" - usually people expand it to more than just the Loop. But if you took out the Loop and every neighborhood surrounding it, I guess the logical choice would be Lincoln Park or wherever UIC is, or maybe Hyde Park.
UIC is considered part of the downtown area. Hyde Park would be dubious as Chicagoland is much more focused north (city and suburbs) and west (suburbs).

but wait: how can someone from Oak Park say "or wherever UIC is"....I mean, with light traffic, it's 10 minutes from where you live.
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