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Old 12-11-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I never said otherwise. You are acting like dense urban cores are the end all, be all as to what people find attractive in a city. As I stated, if this is as important as you're making it out to be, then why are Northerners moving down here in droves? Now you answer THAT question.
Here are the two most predictable answers to that question when posed on this forum:
"Because my job forced me to move there"
"Because the high cost of housing in (Insert northeastern or west coast city here) forced me to."
They will never give us a break.
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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Hey, my ATL folk on here have to calm down some because we're getting a bad rep on here. I'll just disagree with the poster who said that Atlantans live sorta like rural people. Philly's a great city, but too many people on here act like they'll rather eat glass rather than say anything positive about our place let alone be have something in common with it (population). I'm guilty of being defensive too but I don't want to be seen as a hassle. Peace.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis
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Hey, my ATL folk on here have to calm down some because we're getting a bad rep on here.
True. I've been rather surprised by the hyper-defensiveness I've seen from folks from Atlanta and the South in general. That's made me tone down my remarks (I'm not all that fond of either, but I'm not obnoxious about it), but the defensiveness really isn't endearing.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Hey, my ATL folk on here have to calm down some because we're getting a bad rep on here. I'll just disagree with the poster who said that Atlantans live sorta like rural people.
I agree, I was snappy too, I apologize.

I also didn't intend to single out Atlanta. I see this trend in many southern cities, but we'll have to agree to disagree.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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Um, to return to the original question, I'm curious about the several comparisons, way back on the first page, between NYC, and in one case Philly as well, and Miami. Not knocking the comparison. I just don't see it, and I'm curious about the details those who made this comparison see as similarities between these cities.

Also way back on the first page, there was the Boston-Charleston comparison. Seems like a good fit. Now how about Boston and Richmond as another good comparison? Lots of history, dense old-city downtowns, museums, nice river running past downtown. Those bowfront row houses in Richmond, in one of the pictures DeaconJ posted, look straight out of Back Bay and Beacon Hill. True, there are some closely spaced but detached old Victorians in the central part of Richmond. It's not all an exact match with the old brick rowhouse mansions in Boston, but the general old-city feel in the central city area is common to both cities.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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What is in the water down there? Seriously. You guys need to chill. I thought southerners were calm and friendly. I guess not.
We're pi$$ed off because we have no water. Anyway, go on with your original points if you still feel like it.

I think the poster you were talking about was comparing the sizes of the cities but I could be wrong. I'd compare Philly to Miami.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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How am I insulting Atlanta by saying that Center City Philadelphia is very unique and doesn't exist anywhere else in this country. Therefor it can't be comparable to any city in the south like Atlanta?

How exactly am I saying that Atlanta is the inner ring of hell?
Little Five Points in Atlanta is unique and dosen't exist anywhere else. What about the Montrose area in Houston?? Or Time Square in NYC??? You make no sense. At this point, Philly should start taking notes from cities like Atlanta and maybe it can make a comeback.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Is it safe to say NOLA and Philly

Delaware River : Mississippi River
South St : Bourbon St
Cheesesteak : PoBoy
Crime Problem
Roosevelt Blvd : Veterans Blvd
Jersey Casinos & Beach : Biloxi Casinos & Beach
Oil companies and wetlands
Ben Franklin Bridge : Crescent City Connection
300+ Years old
Walt Whitman Bridge : Huey P. Long Bridge
infamous tap water
Airport in wetlands and bound by water
Dense
A lot of elevated Highways and bridges
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Central Iowa - Ankeny
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Msp->dfw
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:46 AM
 
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Jesus dude. CENTER CITY IS THE NAME OF DOWNTOWN PHILLY. I'm not talking about City Centers. Center City is very unique and no, its not going to be found in the south. Jesus.

Those rowhouses are Meh. I have travelled throughout the us, except for Texas, and the Northwest. I work in the architecture business, and can evaluate architecture designs very well. I never bashed Atlanta, so calm down. I am sorry if I don't like the new bland rowhouses being built today in the south, NORTH AND THE WEST.

Just because something is newer does not mean it is nicer. Most modern apartments being built are built cheap and disposable. Come back in 20 years and lets see how nice those hold up.

I just find it to funny for you to be telling me that I don't know what I am talking about, and I havn't traveled enough when you have no idea what I am saying when I refer to Philly's Center City. You are a riot.
I guess Philadelphia's "Center City" just isn't all that well known...and maybe everyone isn't centered on Philadelphia like you are. Center City should have been capitalized if you were discussing a particular place and not a generic reference to the center of any city. And what the hell is "meh"? It reads as if you're retarded.

Yes...you don't know what you're talking about when you refer to Atlanta. Why would you? I don't know that much about Philly after 2 visits, so I wouldn't venture to comment on it - but there is an unending supply of people like you who are experts on Atlanta and the South...it's really pretty funny.

And your comments on the construction quality of housing in Atlanta....how ridiculous to judge something like that from photos - and you say you're in architecture! Again, it's really pretty funny.

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