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Old 11-16-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Exactly, it IS a part of downtown and it's the financial district, yet a lot of people in Miami still consider it it's own neighbourhood apart from downtown. We can all agree that this is 100% not true and it still doesn't make sense to me that people still think this.
Right. Makes no sense to me either.

As for Atlanta, however, it's not the same. There is a clear distinction between Downtown and Midtown. Is it slowly merging into one large "downtown?" Yes. But right now, anyone who goes there can tell they are two very separate entities.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Agree with previous posters who mentioned Long Island City Queens as a developing second downtown in New York.

A generation ago much of it was was mostly low- to mid-rise factories, warehouse, taxi garages, and parking lots, with a few scattered row houses and small apartment buildings. (I'm mostly talking about LIC south of the 59th st bridge). That began to change with the Silvercup TV/film studios in the 1980s, with Citicorp building a huge skyscraper that dominated the low-rise landscape there in 1990, JetBlue relocating its headquarters about five or six years ago, and now of course, the coming of Amazon. Last decade has also seen the construction of many expensive residential high-rises and there are several public schools and arts organizations in or near the area. Some of the old factory and other buildings are still there, and some have been converted for loft living.

IMO all this effectively makes the neighborhood a large, nearly complete business/residential center, a "second downtown" that is only one subway stop away from Midtown Manhattan.
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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Wow, one city claiming only 1 ..... and wants it kept that way. One city might be 3 .... might be 5? Guess if someone says 8, maybe 8 will be found. Maybe every neighborhood intersection of retail and offices.... can be a downtown too.
Downtown Toronto is by far the biggest and most complete and urban downtown that is universally referred to as Downtown by everyone in the entire metropolitan area (and is just as big as downtown Chicago) -- but Toronto does also have several other areas within the city proper that have most of the ingredients that would qualify them as smaller, but still impressive and well rounded satellite business districts.

Yonge and Eglinton: https://goo.gl/maps/fBPngp5asjH2

This area is like a mid sized city downtown in its own right, except most mid sized cities don't have 60 storey condo towers and two rapid transit lines like Yonge and Eglinton does.

Yonge and St. Clair: https://goo.gl/maps/Yn1PsQQw24J2

Not as big or built up as Yonge and Eglinton, but still a fairly well rounded node of office and residential towers and many stores and restaurants.

North York Centre: https://goo.gl/maps/phCUQNYCarA2

More suburban than the two above neighbourhoods since it's much further out (over 10 miles North of Downtown Toronto), it acts as the downtown for the North York section of the city. It's mostly strung along Yonge street for several miles, but it has almost everything you need and is also a centre for Korean and Persian restaurants and shops. It also has two subway lines running through it.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I understand that Brickell is historically a separate neighborhood, but itís literally the financial district. Anyone arguing that itís not downtown is being EXTREMELY pedantic.
One does one have to do with the other?

Atlanta's Financial District is in Buckhead.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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If Midtown continues to build up Midtown as they are doing now, do not sell Houston short of downtown being connected to the TMC.
Hermann Park and Rice University will always be there to keep TMC and Midtown physically separated.

Uptown and Greenway are creeping closer together, however, and are already starting to blend along Westheimer.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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One does one have to do with the other?

Atlanta's Financial District is in Buckhead.
Buckhead IS a second downtown.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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In Midtown, Nashville has a unique, thriving and distinct 'alternate downtown' which is worthy of that label as any city.

It has major universities, parks, the world famous Music Row neighborhood, hospitals, parks, mid-rise office, hotel and residential development that would make it an awesome stand-alone city somewhere else.

A limited, but still impressive view....



...and recent and upcoming development.

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Old 11-17-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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In Midtown, Nashville has a unique, thriving and distinct 'alternate downtown' which is worthy of that label as any city.

It has major universities, parks, the world famous Music Row neighborhood, hospitals, parks, mid-rise office, hotel and residential development that would make it an awesome stand-alone city somewhere else.

A limited, but still impressive view....



...and recent and upcoming development.
Everyone sleeping on Nashville how Louisville in KY ?
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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In Midtown, Nashville has a unique, thriving and distinct 'alternate downtown' which is worthy of that label as any city.

It has major universities, parks, the world famous Music Row neighborhood, hospitals, parks, mid-rise office, hotel and residential development that would make it an awesome stand-alone city somewhere else.

A limited, but still impressive view....



...and recent and upcoming development.
Any street views? Aerial shots make Tysonís Corner look like a downtown.
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Buckhead IS a second downtown.
Now we're equivocating. The argument began as to whether or not Downtown and Midtown have separate identities, and now you're trying to take it in a completely different direction. Enough with the non sequiturs.
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