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Old 03-23-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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LA has a case to take five of the categories listed, no one is skirting around anything honestly. I find it highly amusing that "economy" isn't a listed as a category but "history" is.



You're dreaming if you think it's a clean sweep. Does Barcelona have anywhere near the diversity in dining options of LA? Is it as culturally influential? How's its live music scene? Contemporary art scene? Symphony orchestra? You know, cultural things? Los Angeles wins that category and you know it. Beaches and natural beauty could easily go to LA. Lol @ economy having no bearing, it's one of the main topics on city-data, after curb cuts and transit. You know damn well if Barcelona had the better economy you and the other "live vicariously" types would be tooting that horn to no end. Barcelona wins on urbanity, transit, architecture, and the extremely relevant category of history. I'll give it that.
Your bumbum hurt?
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Your bumbum hurt?
Personal attack: a logical fallacy that demeans your opponent instead of refuting their argument.

Come on guys, step up your game! Throw some momma jokes in there. Spice it up.
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Give LA another decade or two and it will probably go toe to toe with Barcelona as a city.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Personal attack: a logical fallacy that demeans your opponent instead of refuting their argument.

Come on guys, step up your game! Throw some momma jokes in there. Spice it up.
How? Obviously LA has a better economy. It's still not gonna make an impressive enough dent in Barcelona, which still wins every other category save diversity.
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Old 03-23-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by RaymondChandlerLives View Post
LA has a case to take five of the categories listed, no one is skirting around anything honestly. I find it highly amusing that "economy" isn't a listed as a category but "history" is.

You're dreaming if you think it's a clean sweep. Does Barcelona have anywhere near the diversity in dining options of LA? Is it as culturally influential? How's its live music scene? Contemporary art scene? Symphony orchestra? You know, cultural things? Los Angeles wins that category and you know it. Beaches and natural beauty could easily go to LA. Lol @ economy having no bearing, it's one of the main topics on city-data, after curb cuts and transit. You know damn well if Barcelona had the better economy you and the other "live vicariously" types would be tooting that horn to no end. Barcelona wins on urbanity, transit, architecture, and the extremely relevant category of history. I'll give it that.
I said "an almost clean sweep" and was thinking mostly of urban attributes. Didn't even look at the OP. My fault. I will give food to LA (though my experience is pretty limited) and the all important category of diversity (what would we do without it?). Culture, beaches and natural beauty are all debatable (Barcelona, like LA, is surrounded by mountains and has some beautiful beaches within a half hour drive of the city; it also enjoys warmer water temperatures in the summer). However when it comes to all things urban Barcelona pulverizes (to borrow your favorite term) LA. It's not even close.

Oh and speaking of "living vicariously" I am glad that LA's stronger economy makes you feel better. Not that you'd be able to notice when looking at its gleaming urban core (and the scores of its homeless the likes of which you'd never see in Barcelona) but I agree it scores great points on city-data.

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Old 03-24-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Europe
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I don't know how many people in this thread have been to both cities, because i really dont believe most have. How do you judge a city you have never even set foot in? I know i love Barcelona, which is a city i know very well and have visited about 30 times, but as ive never been to LA, i have no idea how they compare.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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I love both these cities, but I have to give it to Barcelona, which is spectacular. The biggest surprise here is that so many people are giving food to LA -- Barcelona is probably the best food city I've ever been to.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Los Angeles wins win it comes to economy, global influence... let Barcelona have their little trains and architecture.
Los Angeles will just have to settle with being the third richest city in the world.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: classified
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Los Angeles isn't the third wealthiest city in the world.

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Millionaires
1. Tokyo 461,000 millionaires
2. New York 389,000
3. London 281,000
4. Paris 219,000
5. Frankfurt 217,000
6. Beijing 213,000
7. Osaka 190,000
8. Hong Kong 187,000
9. Shanghai 166,000
10. Singapore 157,000
11. Seoul 131,000
12. Munich 130,000
13. Rome 127,000
14. Los Angeles 126,000
15. Toronto 118,000
16. Chicago 107,000
17. Sydney 104,000
18. Houston 103,000
19. Mexico City 102,000
20. Moscow 101,000

Multi-millionaires
1. London 4,224 multi-millionaires
2. Tokyo 3,525
3. Singapore 3,154
4. New York 2,929
5. Hong Kong 2,560
6. Frankfurt 1,868
7. Mexico City 1,850
8. Paris 1,500
9. Osaka 1,450
10. Beijing 1,318
11. Seoul 1,302
12. Toronto 1,184
13. Munich 1,113
14. Shanghai 1,028
15. Los Angeles 950
16. Rome 945
17. Sydney 931
18. Moscow 821
19. Chicago 804
20. Houston 777

Billionaires
1. New York 70 billionaires
2. Moscow 64
3. London 54
4. Hong Kong 40
5. Beijing 29
6. Mumbai 26
7. Istanbul 24
8. Shanghai 23
9. Paris 22
10. Los Angeles 19
11. Shenzhen 19
12. Chicago 15
13. Singapore 13
14. Tokyo 12
15. Guangzhou 12
16. San Francisco 11
17. Dallas 11
18. Dubai 11
19. Houston 10
20. Sao Paolo 10

The wealthiest cities in the world - A Luxury Travel Blog
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Los Angeles wins win it comes to economy, global influence... let Barcelona have their little trains and architecture.
Los Angeles will just have to settle with being the third richest city in the world.
Rich for who though

See that's one of LA's problems - unequal distribution of wealth.

Not a pro but a con in my book.
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