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Old 11-14-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Good Article on the Growth and renwed "feel" of Philadelphia

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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It's encouraging, and I agree. It's still not a world class city that's same par with NY, SF, Chi, LA, Boston, Miami and New Orleans. It's work in progress. The city is recovering nicely, but again, Rome wasn't built in a day.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's encouraging, and I agree. It's still not a world class city that's same par with NY, SF, Chi, LA, Boston, Miami and New Orleans. It's work in progress. The city is recovering nicely, but again, Rome wasn't built in a day.
I agree that Philadelphia is not a world class city... it is an American City filled with American history. Just so you know, the only American cities that can be considered world class are New York, Los Angeles and CHicago....

I don't think that anyone would claim that Philadelphia is as good of a city as either three of these. Although, Philadelphia does have a nicer Downtown and Skyline than LA

However, Philadelphia is certainly on the same level, or close to Boston and San Francisco.

Philadelphia kicks the living crap out of Miami and New Orleans... lets be real now.

Philadelphia is not world class.. it is American. It is arguably the most American city in the country. With that said, it is certainly getting better day by day and certainly has the potential and the bones to be world class again one day.

(Yes, Philadelphia was once a world class city along with Detroit, Baltimore and St. Louis.)
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It's encouraging, and I agree. It's still not a world class city that's same par with NY, SF, Chi, LA, Boston, Miami and New Orleans. It's work in progress. The city is recovering nicely, but again, Rome wasn't built in a day.
Just wanted to throw in that I lived in Philly most of my life minus time here and there. Most recently my fiancee and I moved to SF and we both think it's way overhyped and we're planning on moving back. Maybe not world class city but if world class is "pretty from afar but far from pretty" then I'll happily take it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:36 AM
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New Orleans world class? lol
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: classified
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New Orleans world class? lol
I like New Orleans, but that city is far from being considered "world class" or even "worldy".

Anyways for all intents and purposes Philadelphia is on the same level as Boston as far as world prominence is concerned.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Anyways for all intents and purposes Philadelphia is on the same level as Boston as far as world prominence is concerned.
Unfortunately I don't think so. I feel like Boston always gets the better rep, whether right or wrong. Hopefully this changes soon. Philly is extremely underrated.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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Unfortunately I don't think so. I feel like Boston always gets the better rep, whether right or wrong. Hopefully this changes soon. Philly is extremely underrated.
You're right, and I agree. Philly should be viewed on part with Boston. Unfortunately, years of sliding down hill gave the town a black eye. Fortunately, people are really stepping up their efforts to rejuvenate the city. As long as it's kept up, Philly has a bright future.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Drexel Hill/Lansdowne
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Just wanted to throw in that I lived in Philly most of my life minus time here and there. Most recently my fiancee and I moved to SF and we both think it's way overhyped and we're planning on moving back. Maybe not world class city but if world class is "pretty from afar but far from pretty" then I'll happily take it.

wow...I always thought of SF being the west coast version of NYC. I've only been there once, though


I don't think there's anything that can be done to put Philadelphia in a class like NYC, PAris, London, Tokyo unless there's some sort of ridiculous economic boom that happens here like in Rio de Janeiro (or like in Philly during the Ed Rendell years...or city was a REAL dump prior to him). But then again Microsoft, Boeing, and Nirvana didn't necessarily make Seattle a world class city in the 90's
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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We don't necessarily need to be "world-class" in the sense of NYC or London or Tokyo. We can be, and are becoming, a really good "nation-class" city.
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