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View Poll Results: America's Next Lost Cities
Cleveland, Ohio 10 6.94%
Detroit, Michigan 59 40.97%
Toledo, Ohio 3 2.08%
Buffalo, New York 9 6.25%
Albany, New York 0 0%
Gary, Indiana 44 30.56%
Terre Haute, Indiana 4 2.78%
Scranton, Pennsylvania 4 2.78%
Youngstown, Ohio 9 6.25%
Syracuse, New York 2 1.39%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Which city do you think will not jump out of the hole?
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Talking None of them will

All those places mentioned will never jump out of the hole. They are done for good.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Gary is done and out
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I think the smaller cities such as Gary will have a problem bouncing back. Gary has been in the hole for years because of the steel industry. Detroit on the other hand definitely has its problems but I think there is a lot of history that people would live to saver.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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I think Gary.

Maybe Detroit.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Gary, and Youngstown. They've given up on it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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Cleveland may recover. I see absolutely no hope for the rest.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Detroit's probably big enough that it can bounce back.

Gary, IN was the first city to pop out at me.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Detroit is still a real good place for a city and there'll always be something going on there, maybe the fur trade again. Seriously, it will probably shrink down smaller but it will balance itself out. But the city is on a major transportation route and has access to water, agriculture and raw materials.

As big as it used to be? No. But being a sensible place for a city will stand Detroit in good stead in the long run. 300 years from now there'll still be a city there and Phoenix, LA and Las Vegas will probably be ghost towns.

Taking the long view.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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Gary is a lost cause.

Syracuse does not really belong on this list. They have the DestiNYUSA project currently under development and they've actually been creating some other new jobs in some high tech industries. I subscribe to a business magazine from the area and I've read about a few of these projects in the past year. Population is near stagnant though and the metro area is only experiencing very slight growth.
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