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Old 07-25-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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KC VS. STL: Which city is more aesthetic?
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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I think Memphis and St Louis share similar skylines, both on MS river and have landmarks recognize, Arch and Pyramid
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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St Louis and Memphis; Kansas City and Omaha.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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St Louis and Memphis; Kansas City and Omaha.
I'd say StL=/=Memphis, StL=Pittsburgh or Cincinnati
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Never been to KC, but I prefer the old, gritty rust belt aesthetic of STL more than the great plains/prairie style, so I'm going to go with St. Louis.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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I would never put Kansas City and Omaha together as being alike. Kansas City seems much more like a big cityand always has. Kansas City is much more gritty than Omaha. There are better comparison cities for Omaha than KC.

Anyway, I'll pick KC.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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i'd say stl=/=memphis, stl=pittsburgh or cincinnati
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
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Between Kansas City and St. Louis, it's definitely Kansas City.

I fell in love with KC during college and when living there for a year after getting married...and despite being from St. Louis, i find myself disliking it more every day...don't get me wrong, there are some fun things to do, but overall, I'd live in Kansas City over St. Louis in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The way KC sits up on the bluffs...just truly gorgeous from almost any angle. I really love the art deco architecture all through out...I'd definitely choose KC, for looks.

However, driving down 44 and watching the arch peek out over the trees is pretty neat too...not as visually stunning but a nice view all the same. Also, STL has some great older architecture and all the brick really gives it the rust belt feel, that I like.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Maryland Heights, MO
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Did anyone else notice, that in the photographs of KC you saw many different angles, different shots of downtown, etc...there are a few things that make the area look distinct compared to some other cities (convention center, soldier memorial) but every shot of St. Louis (save maybe one) had the arch as the central attraction. I know it's really what the center piece of our skyline is, but I think that draws to show us that maybe the big honk of stainless steel limits our abilities more than it helps it...

for a car analogy, it's the Corvette of our Chevrolet city...nothing will be more impressive than it, even if it's more impressive. GM long had a history of downplaying truly fantastic cars, because they would rain on the Corvette's parade...So Corvettes received "generous" horsepower ratings that were a bit inflated, while other vehicles received lower values for the Corvette's sake.
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