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Old 03-03-2013, 08:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The main hub, gathering place, with a lot of neon billboards, jostling crowds, the main focus for the city with an emphasis on commercial uses. Where all the action is. Not necessarily the official 'centre of town' if there is such a thing.

In London I would guess Piccadilly Circus, in Tokyo maybe somewhere in Shinjuku?

What about the other major cities?

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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The most similar place in Tokyo to Times Square is the Shibuya Crossing.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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In São Paulo, the most similar place would be the Paulista Avenue in terms of being an outstanding hub for business and services, and it's also the most visited address in the city, but still very different from Times Square, because the law forbids billboards, neons and totems. Aesthetically it has nothing special, it looks like any boulevard with high rises in the world.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Chicago it might be either the Magnficent Mile (Michigan Avenue) or Millennium Park (where the reflecting bean is) in relation to where all the tourists go. It's not where "all the action is" though, just one of them. Any world class city is going to have many areas of "action" in it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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There's no place in the world as close, great and famous as NYC's Times Square
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto has Dundas Square. Just like Times Square, it's mostly tourists who congregate there.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:36 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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London and toronto are the only cities in the world that have anythin gcomparable to times square.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 47°10'N 0°25'E
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there is nothing like that in Paris.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:06 AM
 
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There's no place in the world as close, great and famous as NYC's Times Square
I think Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing is better.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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The main hub, gathering place, with a lot of neon billboards, jostling crowds, the main focus for the city with an emphasis on commercial uses. Where all the action is. Not necessarily the official 'centre of town' if there is such a thing.

In London I would guess Piccadilly Circus, in Tokyo maybe somewhere in Shinjuku?

What about the other major cities?

Feel free to post pics.
I would suggest it could be argued that in London the unofficial 'centre' is not Piccadilly Circus but Trafalgar Square.
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