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Old 04-23-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: In God
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Originally Posted by carolinajack View Post
Dallas
Houston
San Fran
Seattle
Portland
Miami
Charleston
Charlotte
Atlanta
New York
What does this list mean? If we're doing this as a personal list of favorites, mine is (in order):

Houston
New York
Augusta, Georgia
Killeen, Texas
Dallas
San Antonio

I have good taste , lol.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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I believe the original ranking of the eleven world-class cities goes as such:

12 points
New York
10 points
Los Angeles
Chicago
9 points
San Francisco
6 points
Houston
Washington, D.C.
Dallas (I would imagine with Fort Worth included)
Boston
4 points
Atlanta
Miami
Minneapolis
3 points
Philadelphia
2 points
Seattle
Detroit
Cleveland
1 point
Baltimore
Columbus
Kansas City
Richmond
I like this listing, but I think it may be a little out of date. Richmond and Columbus doesn't belong anywhere near this list. Charlotte, Portland, and Orlando are more of a city than they are. And as much as I hate to say it, they are certainly behind Phoenix (blah) in global significance.

In fact, when you look at the ranking with the international cities you can see it is dated. Shanghai and Beijing should be much higher then their current rank; I would put them in there with Chicago and LA.

Speaking of LA, is there anyway we can kick it down a few spots just for being Los Angeles?
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I agree w/ the OP and mpope409. Sorry but I don't think Las Vegas or Orlando belong anywhere on the list; they are little more than American tourist destinations. Granted I haven't been to Orlando, but I have been to Vegas and it seemed like the vast majority of people were white middle America, with the occasional group of guys from CA or gals from NYC on a getaway.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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mpope, That list of 20 cities is just my opinion.

I noticed I forgot Las Vegas and Phoenix in there though.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: In God
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Originally Posted by irwin View Post
I like this listing, but I think it may be a little out of date. Richmond and Columbus doesn't belong anywhere near this list. Charlotte, Portland, and Orlando are more of a city than they are. And as much as I hate to say it, they are certainly behind Phoenix (blah) in global significance.

In fact, when you look at the ranking with the international cities you can see it is dated. Shanghai and Beijing should be much higher then their current rank; I would put them in there with Chicago and LA.

Speaking of LA, is there anyway we can kick it down a few spots just for being Los Angeles?
Agreed. This list is from 1999 I believe, but I don't think they've come out with an "official" one since then. Probably every ten years I'm guessing. I too was wondering where Charlotte was.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: In God
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mpope, That list of 20 cities is just my opinion.

I noticed I forgot Las Vegas and Phoenix in there though.
Oh, okay. Just wondering.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:40 PM
 
Location: NJ
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My opinion, in order:

NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC
NYC

Just kidding.

For real.

NYC
San Francisco
San Antonio
Seattle

after those 4, put any of these in any order: Wash DC, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Miami, Las Vegas
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:09 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Originally Posted by mpope409 View Post
I believe the original ranking of the eleven world-class cities goes as such:

12 points
New York
10 points
Los Angeles
Chicago
9 points
San Francisco
6 points
Houston
Washington, D.C.
Dallas (I would imagine with Fort Worth included)
Boston
4 points
Atlanta
Miami
Minneapolis
3 points
Philadelphia
2 points
Seattle
Detroit
Cleveland
1 point
Baltimore
Columbus
Kansas City
Richmond
The first 8 or 9 make sense. I am not sure about the rest. It also seems like Philadelphia should be ranked higher.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Hell
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nobody mentioned Austin?
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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nobody mentioned Austin?
Austin is a nice city but it certainly isn't internationally important.
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