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Old 03-16-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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OMG, that has got to be the best thing written about STL in a long time. It is something I wish every American could read and absorb. St Louis is an amazing city, full of history, culture, character, and much much more. This is not news to me, but undoubtedly it IS news to much of America, who get their limited knowledge of STL from all the negative mainstream media reports. What it comes down to, really, is that a major overhaul of STL's image is sorely needed. St Louis has many of the makings of a world- class city, but STL-- and the world --- just needs to realize it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Mid-City, New Orleans
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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OMG, that has got to be the best thing written about STL in a long time. It is something I wish every American could read and absorb. St Louis is an amazing city, full of history, culture, character, and much much more. This is not news to me, but undoubtedly it IS news to much of America, who get their limited knowledge of STL from all the negative mainstream media reports. What it comes down to, really, is that a major overhaul of STL's image is sorely needed. St Louis has many of the makings of a world- class city, but STL-- and the world --- just needs to realize it.
St. Louis does get a bad rap. Some of it is deserved and some isn't. But to try and label St. Louis as a world class city is absurd. New York, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, etc... St. Louis is nowhere near what could be called a world class city.

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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Actually, I think it was the LA Times that recently called St Louis the most under-rated urban destination IN THE WORLD. So yes, I think it's safe to say we are under-rated. And like some other posters, part of me likes it that way.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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St. Louis does get a bad rap. Some of it is deserved and some isn't. But to try and label St. Louis as a world class city is absurd. New York, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, etc... St. Louis is nowhere near what could be called a world class city.
Just because STL isn't the biggest city in its nation, like all the cities you mentioned, doesn't negate the fact that it possesses many world-class characteristics-- certainly on a smaller scale than mega-cities.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Just because STL isn't the biggest city in its nation, like all the cities you mentioned, doesn't negate the fact that it possesses many world-class characteristics-- certainly on a smaller scale than mega-cities.
Where did I say St. Louis didn't have some of the characteristics of a world-class city. Show me a city, in the developed world, with a metro population of nearly 3 million that doesn't.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Where did I say St. Louis didn't have some of the characteristics of a world-class city. Show me a city, in the developed world, with a metro population of nearly 3 million that doesn't.
I can think of several that are nowhere close to St. Louis -- Milwaukee, Kansas City, Memphis. Hell Dallas is huge and truly has fewer world-class characteristics than St. Louis.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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I can think of several that are nowhere close to St. Louis -- Milwaukee, Kansas City, Memphis. Hell Dallas is huge and truly has fewer world-class characteristics than St. Louis.
Milwaukee, Kansas City, Memphis...all of those areas have a metro population of nearly 3 million? Wow, you need to work on your math skills.

So where is this list of a cities world-class characteristics that you are citing that proves your claim about Dallas?
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I would consider metros between 2 and 4 million to be pretty comparable. Sorry to have offended your sensibilities.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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I'd be more interested in hearing what the other listed cities are missing as opposed to what we have...Please do tell!!!
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