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Old 12-16-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Just because the city exists doesn't mean it was productive for its entire existence.

Is today's Detroit the same as 1950's Detroit? It's still there but a totally different city.

Was 200ad rome the same as 400 ad Rome? (One was safe, another ran high chances of being impaled by Germanic barbarians)

NYC being overrun by barbarians makes it just as uninhabitable as if there was a major earthquake
In my guesstimation, 500 years from now New York City will become like what Rome is today. It will still be an iconic world city but its main source of revenue will be tourism.

It will no longer be the center of the world, financial capital and be-all end-all that it is today, but more of an impressive museum. America's dominance will have waned by then and so will the functional power of its primary city.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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but more of an impressive museum
To whom, Walt Disney?
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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In my guesstimation, 500 years from now New York City will become like what Rome is today. It will still be an iconic world city but its main source of revenue will be tourism.

It will no longer be the center of the world, financial capital and be-all end-all that it is today, but more of an impressive museum. America's dominance will have waned by then and so will the functional power of its primary city.
500 years? This is all happening now!
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I'm gonna go with the poster who said: UNDERWATER
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:43 PM
 
Location: USA
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I don't know and don't care.
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