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Old 12-07-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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that building is ugly. Whoever designed that building must have been a big fan of japanese anime. It looks like that building could turn into one of the transformers.
lmfao...

BTW, I pick Cleveland.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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New Orleans
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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That building is ugly. Whoever designed that building must have been a big fan of Japanese anime. It looks like that building could turn into one of the Transformers.

So true. That building is ugly.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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^ You best me by two minutes. New Orleans. Northern cities are too cold.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Ditto Nawlins
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Oh, God, where do I start?

There's Buffalo, Rochester, Scranton, Grand Rapids, Dayton, Cleveland...

I'll say that one city past it's prime that is already coming back and maintaining a (comparatively, in this day and age) low unemployment rate is Cincinnati. Others are Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Default What city past its prime has the most come-back potential?

I'd also go with Cleveland... if the city could ever get some effective leadership.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I currently see no reason to believe Detroit is coming back anytime soon. I think the people that said New Orleans may be right, assuming there are no other big storms.

I think part of what gives a city comeback potential is location. Some of the cities mentioned lack this. I said Buffalo-Niagara Falls because of the huge tourism potential and good locations. Buffalo is a crossroad to Toronto-upstate NY cities/Boston-Cleveland.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Here's a second vote for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, especially if the transplants from NJ and NY continue moving here and opening up new businesses, opening their wallets, and opening their mouths.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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Dayton
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