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Old 07-28-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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^ Wow, my jaw just dropped when looking at the picture of Gary today. Gary in the olden days looked pretty awesome. Really depressing to see it today.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Washington, DC in 1950 the population peaked at 802,178 now the population is 591,833 the population increased 3.5%.

Baltimore in 1950 the population peaked at 949,708 now the population is 637,455 the population is still decreasing.
DC and Baltimore are not "dying". The city limits themselves are losing population, but they're still very much thriving(DC more so). People are still moving in droves to the suburbs of the Baltimore-Washington region.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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DC and Baltimore are not "dying". The city limits themselves are losing population, but they're still very much thriving(DC more so). People are still moving in droves to the suburbs of the Baltimore-Washington region.
I agree, DC's median income increased in 2008 by 6.4%, more than any state, and Baltimore's population has been holding steady since midway through O'Malley's term as mayor, and I think even saw an increase one year. Granted the pop. of B'more will probably never climb to 1 mil. again, since the major factor of it's huge population in the '50s was the city's heavily industrial/blue collar economy (something the city has been rapidly moving away from) and the economic driving force of WWII. If there is a dying city in MD, it would be Cumberland (W. MD), which like Baltimore was a much more important economic hub in the past, but unlike Baltimore hasn't strayed from it's industrial roots.

Meanwhile, it just becomes more and more expensive to live in DC. It's mostly the impoverished residents of DC who are moving out due to them being being priced out.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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^ Wow, my jaw just dropped when looking at the picture of Gary today. Gary in the olden days looked pretty awesome. Really depressing to see it today.
Want to see something REALLY depressing?

Gary -

Palace Theater


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Old 07-28-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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East St. Louis, Gary, and Trenton NJ are poster childs and should be learning lessons for cities quickly heading in that direction like Detroit. Gary's economic base was set up to fail from the beginning though. The steel industry was a fleeting dream that quickly was taken over by over-sees competitors.

As so is the auto industry, and hopefully we can stop the dying technology movement. One thing I am happy about the town of Harrisburg IL though is the coal industry can come back quickly if future-gen is set up in Mattoon. Harrisburg is still sitting on one of the largest deposits of high sulfer coal in the nation.


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Old 07-29-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Virginia City, NV
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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DC and Baltimore are not "dying". The city limits themselves are losing population, but they're still very much thriving(DC more so). People are still moving in droves to the suburbs of the Baltimore-Washington region.
Yup, and the same can be said about Chicagoland.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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Why not try putting hard working immigrants in Gary and see how it changes?
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Washington, DC in 1950 the population peaked at 802,178 now the population is 591,833 the population increased 3.5%.

Philadelphia in 1950 the population peaked at 2,071,605 now the population is 1,447,395 the population is still decreasing.

Baltimore in 1950 the population peaked at 949,708 now the population is 637,455 the population is still decreasing.

Detroit in 1950 the population peaked at 1,849,568 now the population is
912,062 the population is still decreasing.

Chicago in 1950 the the population peaked at 3,620,962 now the population is 2,853,114 the population is still decreasing.

Cleveland in 1950 the population peaked at 914,808 now the population is 438,042 the population is still decreasing.

New Orleans in 1960 the population peaked at 627,525 now the population is 311,583 the population is still decreasing.

Pittsburgh in 1950 the population peaked at 676,806 now the population is 334,563 the population is still decreasing.

Buffalo in 1950 the population peaked at 580,132 now the population is 276,059 the population is still decreasing.
Very sad. These are some of the greatest cities in the country.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Want to see something REALLY depressing?

Gary -

Palace Theater

It looks like it must have been very beautiful when it was built.
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