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Old 11-23-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: East Texas
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Ok time for a fun forum with imagination. If you could create a city & act like the nothing was there before what would it's name be, it's population, it's location. What districts would it have, what sports team, Transportation: What 10 skyscrapers would you have, if you have any & what 10 landmarks would you have. Can I start first LOL

My city would be as follows

Name: Nashville or Atlanta
Population: 500,000 or 600,000
Location: Where LA is but with no LA or on the Coast someplace with Palm trees. I would say Texas coast but no Mountains
Districts: Theatre District, Museum District, Fashion district, musical district, Medical District.
Sports teams
1. Nashville Eagles NFL
2. Nashville Cheetahs NBA
3. Nashville Supernovas Soccer
4. Nashville Stingrays MLB
Transportation
1. Monorail or Subway I don't know which I would want more.
2. International Airport & 2 other airports
3. Great Taxi's
4. Great sidewalks
10 skyscrapers
1. Crysler Tower NY: but smaller
2. Columbia Seafirst Center Seattle. Tallest building
3. Space Needle: Away from downtown like on a Island or something
4. PPG Tower Pittsburgh
5. Chase Keyhoe tower Dallas
6. Bank one in Dallas
7. Bank of America in Houston. I think that's the name it's the skyscraper with the different levels on it
8. Texaco Heritage tower: I think that's the name of it as well. The glass tower in the forefront with the steel, rock look at top
9. The Dome tower in Louisville Kentucky. I don't know it's name but it's pretty
10. Peachtree tower in Atlanta

10 landmarks
1. Texas Capital
2. Hollywood sign but with the words Nashville
3. Lincoln Center: NY
4. Fedex field in Washington D.C or Qwest stadium in Seattle
5. Mall of America in Bloomington Minesota
6. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
7. White house: Washingoton D.C. would be a wax museum
8. Moody Gardens in Galveston,TX
9. Capital Records in Los Angeles CA
10. Schloss Neuwenstine whatever the Castle in Germany that inspired Disney that is really beautiful

Bio: My city would have a loop, a few interstates in the city. It would have palm trees in it's streets like California & New Orleans does. It's rail service would go in all the major directions & all lead downtown. It would have lots of condos & Hotels & be a majore beach destination. But not too far away from a ski lodge that is why I picked LA


I know I have lots of time on my hands LOL. But what would yall create
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Liberty City
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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When I was a kid I made up a fantasy city. As much info about it as I can remember is below:

Name: Cherrington
Population: 1.4 million city, 4 million metro

Location: A made-up geography sort of resembling the Chesapeake Bay. It was definitely East Coast, temperate. Inspiration for geog., culture, urban environment came from Philadelphia, New York, Norfolk, and a bit from Atlanta.

Districts: I had a large financial district on a flat plain near the confluence of two small rivers. Stepping back from the Fin Dist., there was a Garden District, a giant park, an Italian district along one of the small rivers, a Chinatown, and a district I called Littler Luxembourg. There was a warehouse district, a University City, and a freight village. The container port was huge. Residential neighborhoods were mostly rowhouses, several-storey condos, and a few areas of detached homes on the western and eastern edges of the city. The density sort of resembled Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Sports teams:
NFL - Cougars
MLB - Clippers (logo was a scripted "C" atop a white sillhouette of a 19th century clipper)
NBA - Stevedores (Steves)
NHL - Blades

Transportation
Lots of Parkways, and a couple of expressways, none of which entered the city center
Subway and streetcars, buses, commuter rail to the hinterland. Subway and commuter rail station at the airport. There were highway and rail tunnels underneath the rivers and bay.

East of Cherrington was Cherrington Beach, on a barrier island. I named other suburbs, such as Woodland Park, Duncan, Marrietta, Luxland, Bayberry Shores, Pinewood Cliffs.

I had all kinds of things planned out for it. Logos for the local news channels, logos for the city government and its departments, it was ridiculous. I drew maps, views of its skyline and various neighborhoods. I'm sure I just threw it all in a wastebasket one day. I wish I still had it all.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Ah of course i can be attacked yet i can not defend myself love the mods for these boards, typical liberals. Also noid stop going off topic and make yer own city, no point in attacking someone elses city just make your own.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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A slightly denser Omaha with a decent transit system and some kind of respectable amusement park.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Great thread idea, not sure if we've seen this one before.

Alright so lets see, for starters we would need a good water supply.
How about Western Michigan ? I believe all great cities are a
product of their people. We would start with a strong manufacturing
base to attract hard working innovative folk. We would strongly encourage
a new generation of energy efficiency in our products and lifestyle.
Obviously we have to live within the Federal laws but we would
govern with a strong well trained public service force. Here's a kick-
lawyers have to be voted in. Churches would be taxed like any other
corporation. With advanced medical technology abortion would be
no longer an option, instead the child to be would have a chance to live.
There will just be marriage - hetero or homo. ( no animals or cars )
School kids will get their five quiet minutes a day to pray, meditate or daydream.
Personal responsibility would be strongly encouraged.
Panhandling and graffiti violations would mean mandatory public service.

O.K. enough of the politics. I'm starting to feel like a totalitarian.

We would have an awesome 4th of July celebration.
Our Oktoberfest will be a culinary achievement.
Christmas - yeah I said Christmas you can call it whatever
you want ( didn't I mention lawyers would be voted in, screw p.c.)
would be proudly displayed in public areas.

There is little doubt we would be a clean, green, moderate machine.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Miami proper - plus:

Quote:
1. Monorail & Subway.
2. 2 International Airports & and a 3rd airport
3. Great Taxi's
4. Great sidewalks
5. Bodegas on every corner
6. more Fortune 500 companies
7. more infill
8. 5 Supertall Skyscrapers
9. an invisible force field surrounding the metro area during hurricane season
i'd imagine it would look a little bit like this (miami's getting there though....)

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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My city - Indianapolis with street cars and a bigger river.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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European's only city.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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lol, someone's fantasizing about bringing back segregation...
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