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Old 04-29-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Who said anything about there not being urban decay in cities? You have Urban decay in every city. This thread is about tacky development anyways, not urban decay.
I know there is urban decay in every city, but you stated there is no tacky development inside the older northern cities, there is less decay in newer sunbelt cities but more tacky development pick your poison.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Which metro are you in? I can't think of any decent sized metro in Florida that hasn't had this in recent years.
He lives in East Orlando,lol. The tacky capital of Orlando, FL.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not saying this is state of the art architecture or anything. I'm simply showing pictures of suburban development in metro Orlando that I don't think looks "tacky"..







http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs468.ash1/25702_384967289737_196312284737_3813044_4197701_n. jpg (broken link)



http://www.scottarchitects.com/expertise/mkt_images/3_shoppes_at_millenia_1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Its funny how people keep listing sunbelt cities. has anyone not seen the sprawl in the north. The strip malls and suburban homes up north are much more BLAND and ugly than the ones in the sunbelt.
there is sprawl in the north but it is nothing in comparison to florida...(i lived 20 years in florida)
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I know there is urban decay in every city, but you stated there is no tacky development inside the older northern cities, there is less decay in newer sunbelt cities but more tacky development pick your poison.
Thanks for stating the obvious. Newer cities will have more tacky development and older cities will have more decay.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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I'm not saying this is state of the art architecture or anything. I'm simply showing pictures of suburban development in metro Orlando that I don't think looks "tacky"..










to each their own. That looks extremely tacky to me. Just an opinion.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The City
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to each their own. That looks extremely tacky to me. Just an opinion.

Maybe better stated a fabricated attempt at more urbanity; or a modern attempt at more interesting retail - either way it is still a shopping center with chain restaurants. tacky - a bit - but in all honesty an improvemnt over the strip mall

My issue on these spaces is they lack character - this shopping center now exists in EVERY metro multiple times over - over planned - no natural progression and thus artifical character. But again I will state this is a step in the right direction over the standard stip or encloded mall
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I think the only regions of the country that don't have much of this are New England and the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: moving again
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Nova is a stripmall.
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: The City
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Nova is a stripmall.

like Tysons with mid-rise buildings behind them - congestion with no character - mortons next to taco bell - ugh

some areas are a bit better though - Rosslyn, Restin etc.

I hate this type of development - i just saw they are adding a Capital Grill to the KOP Mall up here - why would a mall ever need a Mortons, Ruth's Chris, Sullivans and a Capital Grill - especially when 12 miles away you can go to steak house with character in a vibrant city and not in a parking lot
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