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Old 10-12-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Originally Posted by Gantz View Post
1. That article and statistic is bogus. Those crane numbers are literally made up.
2. No one counts development by the number of cranes they see.
Have you been to every city on the list to count the cranes and determine otherwise?
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Have you been to every city on the list to count the cranes and determine otherwise?
I live in NYC and I can clearly tell that the number is wrong for my city. Like, its not-even-close wrong.
Again, its impossible to track these things visually for NYC, unless you use government sources. For example, there are 280 miles of construction scaffolding in NYC city limits:
https://ny.curbed.com/2017/5/2/15522...caffolding-map

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Old 10-12-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I love DC as much as ardent DC boosters but its laughable that DTDC is on another level from DTLA--->they are in that same second tier of downtowns...
Does this look like boosting to you?



DTLA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0400...7i16384!8i8192


Downtown DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8999...7i16384!8i8192

Whenever someone states facts about DC it's boosting. But with other cities it's just normal.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: The City
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Does this look like boosting to you?



DTLA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0400...7i16384!8i8192


Downtown DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8999...7i16384!8i8192

Whenever someone states facts about DC it's boosting. But with other cities it's just normal.


you picked an abysmal corner in LA and a prime one in DC


that said DC is a better DT than LA, LA is getting better as is DC and DC is far further along
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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you picked an abysmal corner in LA and a prime one in DC


that said DC is a better DT than LA, LA is getting better as is DC and DC is far further along

Both pics are two blocks away from their respective city's convention center. Why does DTLA have an "abysmal block" two blocks over from the convention center, when two blocks away from DC's is a "prime street"? Hence exactly why I say the downtowns are in two different tiers.

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Old 10-12-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The City
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Both pics are two blocks away from their respective city's convention center. Why does DTLA have an "abysmal block" two blocks over from the convention center, when two blocks away from DC's is a "prime street". Hence exactly why I say the downtowns are in two different tiers.


not sure that a convention center is the barometer for anything, ever been to Chicago's - not sure that would be a best foot forward nor would Philly's or SF etc
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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not sure that a convention center is the barometer for anything, ever been to Chicago's - not sure that would be a best foot forward nor would Philly's or SF etc
It's not a barometer for anything, it's in Downtown! Across from the Staples Center.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Originally Posted by the resident09 View Post
Does this look like boosting to you?



DTLA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0400...7i16384!8i8192


Downtown DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8999...7i16384!8i8192

Whenever someone states facts about DC it's boosting. But with other cities it's just normal.
Ironically that is "boosting". You just cherry picked a bad DTLA street view while picking a prime Downtown DC streetview.
This would be more of Apples to Apples comparison

DTLA
https://goo.gl/maps/6hunHoKA9hE2

With that said, DC definitely has a superior downtown to LA at the moment.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Ironically that is "boosting". You just cherry picked a bad DTLA street view while picking a prime Downtown DC streetview.
This would be more of Apples to Apples comparison

DTLA
https://goo.gl/maps/6hunHoKA9hE2

With that said, DC definitely has a superior downtown to LA at the moment.
You're right, this would be more apples to apples:

DT DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8997...!7i8704!8i4352

DTLA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0493...7i16384!8i8192

To me the downtowns have completely different feels. I don't view them in a similar tier at all.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Originally Posted by the resident09 View Post
You're right, this would be more apples to apples:

DT DC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8997...!7i8704!8i4352

DTLA:

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0493...7i16384!8i8192

To me the downtowns have completely different feels. I don't view them in a similar tier at all.
The difference is that downtown DC is an epicenter of American high culture, what with its iconic structures and complex of world-class museums.
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