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View Poll Results: Which city is Sydney most like?
NYC 13 13.98%
San Francisco 38 40.86%
LA 17 18.28%
Other 25 26.88%
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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There is no other Sydney in the world.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Yea but all downtowns on water look like that. Also that is not our largest cbd. How about midtown? Does Sydney's midtown resemble New York's? Nyc has over 200 skycapers, how many does Sydney have? What about the boroughs? Is Sydneys downtown connected to other neighborhoods by a series of multiple bridges and tunnels? What about a street grid system? Is Sydney just filled with block after block of apartment buildings and brownstones that are literally side by side with above ground train lines running down major blvds? Does Sydney have over 8 million people in the city limits or 20 million in its metro area? It just really bugs me that some people on here keep saying an entire city like NYC is comparable to Sydney just because one neighborhood in New York looks like Sydney from across the river in pictures. Downtown is not a representation of us. It's a ghost town on weekends and no one but the uber wealthy lives there. You can't bring up nyc and ignore the rest of the town and even if you did want to take just the cbd's why not compare it to out actual biggest, midtown! The only thing Sydney has in common with NYC is their both their respective countries biggest cities. Basically just stop forcing this comparison. They don't compare. At least to a New Yorker.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:46 AM
 
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Cross between L.A, San Diego, SF and Santa Cruz Downtown Sydney: similar to Seattle combined with L.A.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Yea but all downtowns on water look like that. Also that is not our largest cbd. How about midtown? Does Sydney's midtown resemble New York's? Nyc has over 200 skycapers, how many does Sydney have? What about the boroughs? Is Sydneys downtown connected to other neighborhoods by a series of multiple bridges and tunnels? What about a street grid system? Is Sydney just filled with block after block of apartment buildings and brownstones that are literally side by side with above ground train lines running down major blvds? Does Sydney have over 8 million people in the city limits or 20 million in its metro area? It just really bugs me that some people on here keep saying an entire city like NYC is comparable to Sydney just because one neighborhood in New York looks like Sydney from across the river in pictures. Downtown is not a representation of us. It's a ghost town on weekends and no one but the uber wealthy lives there. You can't bring up nyc and ignore the rest of the town and even if you did want to take just the cbd's why not compare it to out actual biggest, midtown! The only thing Sydney has in common with NYC is their both their respective countries biggest cities. Basically just stop forcing this comparison. They don't compare. At least to a New Yorker.
Yes, It would be an odd comparison. Hardly anything similar between the two. California cities come closer. Perhaps Toronto or Vancouver also.
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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Downtown, city core, and skyline looks like a cross of NYC and Toronto.

The suburbs resemble SoCal.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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It's a mix of LA and SF
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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The downtown area reminds me of Philadelphia.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The downtown area reminds me of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia has a more "small city" look and it seems more similar to other Australian capitals (such as Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). Sydney has a more higher, and "longer" alignment of, skyline. I'd compare the city to Seattle, San Francisco or Lower Manhattan.

I don't get the LA comparison. The suburban sprawl does indeed look like the neighbourhood areas in LA, but their downtown areas look NOTHING alike. Also, mentioning San Diego is just laughable - it completely trivializes the quality and size of Sydney.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:48 AM
 
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Philadelphia has a more "small city" look and it seems more similar to other Australian capitals (such as Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). Sydney has a more higher, and "longer" alignment of, skyline. I'd compare the city to Seattle, San Francisco or Lower Manhattan.

I don't get the LA comparison. The suburban sprawl does indeed look like the neighbourhood areas in LA, but their downtown areas look NOTHING alike. Also, mentioning San Diego is just laughable - it completely trivializes the quality and size of Sydney.
What do you mean Philadelphia has small city look? You probably never seen Philadelphia in person. The metro area is 5 million people, bigger than Sydney and Seattle. The downtown area, Center city, is the second biggest CBD in US based on population( 180k residents, second only to midtown Manhattan). It has tons of high rises and mid-rises. The tallest building is 1121 ft which is taller than anything in Sydney. The skyline is very long stretching from the Delaware river to the Schuylkill river, much of those was obscured by these very big high rises.

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Old 07-01-2017, 02:00 AM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Slight, very slight resemblance to San Francisco. A faint likeness to Downtown L.A in some shots, but very faint and it's nothing like Los Angeles.

I see some reminders of Vancouver, Canada, since I was there less than a month ago, but I can't be sure. If you had not told me that was Sydney, I would not have known. Most images of the city have been overhead, not detailed of the street and all. Only the Harbour, Opera House, etc. At least that's what I remember seeing in terms of images, never street level.

I feel if Sydney were to be plucked from Australia and had to either be in Canada or the United States, Canada definitely suits it better.
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