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Old 11-14-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Downtown and Midtown Atlanta meet to form a greater downtown.
I don't think they are yet cohesive enough to truly form one urban district, and Midtown was established as a separate business district and not really as an extension of downtown. But it's at least a debatable point.

Buckhead would certainly count though.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I don't think they are yet cohesive enough to truly form one urban district, and Midtown was established as a separate business district and not really as an extension of downtown. But it's at least a debatable point.

Buckhead would certainly count though.
I think in most minds the Connector will always be a delineator between Midtown and Downtown, and I'm not sure that the interloping SoNo will ever be considered a part of either.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:32 PM
 
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I think in most minds the Connector will always be a delineator between Midtown and Downtown, and I'm not sure that the interloping SoNo will ever be considered a part of either.
If the cap ever happens, that would go a long ways towards erasing that paychological boundary.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Doesn't Atlanta have 3 downtowns? LOL
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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If were talking about a brand new area that grew on redeveloped land into an extension of the the existing downtown core, then Toronto's Southcore neighbourhood fits the bill. In the last 10-15 years it's many condo and office towers have sprung up from vacant land and parking lots South of Union Station and the Financial District and is now almost seamlessly connected to the much older financial district across the railway corridor to the North.

Bloor-Yorkville is at the Northern end of downtown Toronto but it's sort like another downtown of its own a few kilometres North of the traditional CBD. The new tallest building in the city is currently under construction in this area.

Midtown and Uptown Toronto also have high density nodes along the Yonge Street subway line at St. Clair Avenue and Eglinton Avenue. Both of those areas have many office buildings and tall residential towers. Yonge and Eglinton in particular is becoming a sort of downtown 2.0 with dozens of new towers springing up and has quite a big city looking skyline of its own. A new underground rapid transit line is also under construction along Eglinton Ave through the area.

North York City Centre is even further North on the Yonge Street subway line and is a full fledged downtown for the former borough of North York with a huge and growing skyline of office and residential towers, shops, restaurants and most of what you'd expect of a major downtown area.

The former boroughs of Etobicoke and Scarborough also have their own (albeit less developed) downtowns at Islington City Centre and Scarborough City Centre.

The former town of Weston acts as the downtown of the former borough of York.

^That's all within the city proper of Toronto.

The biggest and most well known suburban downtown would be the Mississauga City centre, it has a pretty huge skyline and is growing like gangbusters.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has Oakland and East Liberty. Both hoods are older established and well connected urban areas. Oakland continues to grow while East Liberty is experiencing rapid growth at the moment.

East Liberty

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ea...9!4d-79.926266

Oakland

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ea...9!4d-79.926266
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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DC - Arlington, Tysons
NYC - Midtown
DC's new 2nd downtown is actually Capital Riverfront/Navy Yard in the proper. In addition to those you mentioned outside of it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Miami's Brickell financial district just across the river from downtown.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Doesn't Atlanta have 3 downtowns? LOL
Actually, there are 5. Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and 2 large edge cities in Cumberland/Galleria and Perimeter Center.

All but Cumberland/Galleria are connected by rail to each other and the Airport, and Perimeter Center is larger than all of them in terms of the most Class A office space.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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If were talking about a brand new area that grew on redeveloped land into an extension of the the existing downtown core, then Toronto's Southcore neighbourhood fits the bill. In the last 10-15 years it's many condo and office towers have sprung up from vacant land and parking lots South of Union Station and the Financial District and is now almost seamlessly connected to the much older financial district across the railway corridor to the North.

Bloor-Yorkville is at the Northern end of downtown Toronto but it's sort like another downtown of its own a few kilometres North of the traditional CBD. The new tallest building in the city is currently under construction in this area.

Midtown and Uptown Toronto also have high density nodes along the Yonge Street subway line at St. Clair Avenue and Eglinton Avenue. Both of those areas have many office buildings and tall residential towers. Yonge and Eglinton in particular is becoming a sort of downtown 2.0 with dozens of new towers springing up and has quite a big city looking skyline of its own. A new underground rapid transit line is also under construction along Eglinton Ave through the area.

North York City Centre is even further North on the Yonge Street subway line and is a full fledged downtown for the former borough of North York with a huge and growing skyline of office and residential towers, shops, restaurants and most of what you'd expect of a major downtown area.

The former boroughs of Etobicoke and Scarborough also have their own (albeit less developed) downtowns at Islington City Centre and Scarborough City Centre.

The former town of Weston acts as the downtown of the former borough of York.

^That's all within the city proper of Toronto.

The biggest and most well known suburban downtown would be the Mississauga City centre, it has a pretty huge skyline and is growing like gangbusters.
I always thought Southcore was actually part of downtown...? That's where Rogers' Centre is, right? Just making sure I am thinking of the right place.
Kind of similar to Montreal's Griffintown, in the sense that it pretty much is an extention of the downtown core.

Mississauga I can agree with.
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