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Old 08-04-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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Is there any concern about building something so tall and heavy on the soil and subsurface we have here?
Probably hurricane force winds, but Miami has approved a 1000' footer I think and they are more prone to direct hits. It can be done but I read somewhere some NIMBY's in downtown said it's too tall for Tampa(go figure).
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Probably hurricane force winds, but Miami has approved a 1000' footer I think and they are more prone to direct hits. It can be done but I read somewhere some NIMBY's in downtown said it's too tall for Tampa(go figure).
Interesting. Thx for the info.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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Yes. All of that and a world renowned zoo, museums, cultural venues and much more.

When I think of Chicago I think off dark, dank, dirty, cold, windy, crowded, bumper to bumper traffic, crime filled, over rated pizza, the worse Italian food I've ever tried to eat.
When someone says "when I think of …" means they haven't been there. You say this, but you also say we have the worst Italian food you ever tried to eat. I don't know of any Chicago restaurant that delivers to Florida (except Lou Malnati's pizza off the top of my head). Obviously you chose the wrong Italian restaurants.

I live on the outskirts of the city with some of the best pizza in the U.S. within walking distance and/or a two or three mile drive of my house. I'm not talking about the overrated stuffed Giordano's. I'm talking great thin to medium crust that's out of this world.

There's crime and dirt in Florida too and if I focused just on the crime-ridden areas (like people do of Chicago's south/near west sides) then I can say the same thing about any given Florida city.

There's no wind in Florida?

Cold, dank and dark? You must've visited from December thru April.

All that being said, we are planning to move down there next spring. Just being a little defensive of my home town, that's all!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Sorry to tell you but you are wrong. I have been there. Several times. The Loop, 875 N Michigan Ave., Bensonville, was stationed at Great Lakes.

They didnt have to deliver, I was taken to a place not far from the office. The people I was with said it was the best in town. They've never been to Ann & Tony’s in the Bronx or Patsy's in midtown.
I wouldnt expect good Italian in Florida, but I knew of two or three places right her in Spring Hill that blow away anything in Chi-town.

Your pizza and my (NYC) pizza are two different animals.

Plenty of crime in FL but it lacks that grime that takes decades to build up.

But we dont have 1-10 people killed by gunfire on a daily basis in any FL city I know.

Nor do we have over 1,000 shootings without death in 1/2 a year.

Sometimes we wish for some wind in FL. The only time we see winds over 35-40 mph
is when a tropical storm or hurricane is nearby.

Hey, Chicago is OK. Lots of nice museums and great nightlife and other fine attributes.

You'll enjoy the difference in FL.





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When someone says "when I think of …" means they haven't been there. You say this, but you also say we have the worst Italian food you ever tried to eat. I don't know of any Chicago restaurant that delivers to Florida (except Lou Malnati's pizza off the top of my head). Obviously you chose the wrong Italian restaurants.

I live on the outskirts of the city with some of the best pizza in the U.S. within walking distance and/or a two or three mile drive of my house. I'm not talking about the overrated stuffed Giordano's. I'm talking great thin to medium crust that's out of this world.

There's crime and dirt in Florida too and if I focused just on the crime-ridden areas (like people do of Chicago's south/near west sides) then I can say the same thing about any given Florida city.

There's no wind in Florida?

Cold, dank and dark? You must've visited from December thru April.

All that being said, we are planning to move down there next spring. Just being a little defensive of my home town, that's all!
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Best places .net had this comparison between salary between Chicago and Tampa

A salary of $200,000 in Chicago, Illinois could decrease to $174,855 in Tampa.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
 
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The Best Cities to Find a Job | WalletHub®

>>Tampa’s workforce is also the 8th best paid, when cost of living is taken into account..
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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Yup culture shock.. overall TB provides better QOL than Chicago.. (worldwide only Canberra, Ottawa and Zurich have highest scores, according to this site.)(see Quality of Life Index Rate)

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Nope. Tampa doesn't even have the highest score in the U.S. Saint Louis, Kansas City, Charlotte, Buffalo, Cleveland, Denver, Colorado Springs, Richmond (VA), Louisville, Indianapolis and Albuquerque all have better QoL according to that website.

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Old 08-06-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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Nope. Tampa doesn't even have the highest score in the U.S. Saint Louis, Kansas City, Charlotte, Buffalo, Cleveland, Denver, Colorado Springs, Richmond (VA), Louisville, Indianapolis and Albuquerque all have better QoL according to that website.
But c'mon ... you can't swim with the manatees in any of those cities.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Nope. Tampa doesn't even have the highest score in the U.S. Saint Louis, Kansas City, Charlotte, Buffalo, Cleveland, Denver, Colorado Springs, Richmond (VA), Louisville, Indianapolis and Albuquerque all have better QoL according to that website.
Hmm and the point is? The comparison was between Chicago and Tampa. Tampa ranks higher. Also, higher than Denver and Seattle(some would argue all the cities you listed offer lower QOL than Seattle). Either way, the info on Tampa is probably just for the city, not the entire metro area.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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But c'mon ... you can't swim with the manatees in any of those cities.
No, but you can shovel snow for several months a year..
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