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Old 07-11-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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^^^^ Agreed! A Bostonian will spit on you if you mention looking to NYC for inspiration. IMO, NYC and Chicago are totally different. Both are very urban and remarkable but have a different look and feel and vibe.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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It also still has the 2nd largest CBD.

1 New York 1,736,900 (note NYC has 2 of these..)
2 Chicago 541,500
3 Washington 382,400
4 San Francisco-San Jose 305,600 (note SJ is not SF...)
5 Boston 257,000
6 Philadelphia 220,100
7 Seattle 155,100
8 Houston 153,400
9 Los Angeles 143,700
I KNOW you aren't trying to say that these numbers are the populations of Central Business Districts in these cities??? If so, then try again...those figures are WAY overblown.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:41 AM
 
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^^ employees
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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I think Chicago has the name historically for both reasons. That's why the name-sake sticks around today.

It's certainly not something that spoken is a TRUTH, just a nickname. Like "The windy city". People say it thinking wind, but Chicago is actually about the middle of the pack as far as average wind speeds in major cities.

I've actually heard "second city" a lot, but almost always from outside Chicago. No one in the city ever calls it that. I've heard people refer to Second City as if its something Chicago says about itself still even though LA has a larger population. Like it's some complex. It's a nickname outside regions say about the city, but it's not a local saying at all - except for the name of the comedy troop, which projects totally different images.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:32 AM
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^^^^ Agreed! A Bostonian will spit on you if you mention looking to NYC for inspiration. IMO, NYC and Chicago are totally different. Both are very urban and remarkable but have a different look and feel and vibe.
I agree, they are indeed very different cities. I don't think anyone would argue otherwise.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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I KNOW you aren't trying to say that these numbers are the populations of Central Business Districts in these cities??? If so, then try again...those figures are WAY overblown.
of course not, hardly anybody lives "in" the loop, for instance, if going by the congress/river/michigan ave boundaries or the actual loop the trains make.
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