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Old 11-26-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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I originally posted this in a previous London vs New York thread in another forum, just for the entertainment value. I guess it's apt here too given that we're discussing the merits of early modern mid-rise (in part high rise) environments compared to more architecturally/culturally-nuanced urban zones.

Try running all 6 videos at once for a comparative video mosaic of both downtown areas. New York on the left. London on the right.

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Pre-buffering them all, then running your browser in full screen may help. Probably not recommended for mobile devices.




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Old 11-27-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijin, London, Tokyo and Dubai got New York beat. New York rein in America, not the world.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijin, London, Tokyo and Dubai got New York beat. New York rein in America, not the world.
Seriously? Dubai isn't anywhere close to NY.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yeah, Dubai - despite its monuments to wealth - is about the size of one of of the Boroughs of NY. Not comparable. While the other cities may have comparable populations, I feel that NYC could be considered the unofficial capitol of the world because of its international populace and influence.

I'm surprised to see people saying how 'gritty' and 'dirty' it is. I'm from Seattle, a city considered to be very clean and modern, and I thought NYC was just as clean. Sure, the subways were definitely gritty but they're getting used extensively so that's understandable. I stayed in Harlem and walked all over - I was impressed with the lack of garbage, homeless, and graffiti. The city government is doing a great job. NYC is definitely on another level. I made my first trip to Chicago this summer and even it was just nowhere near the scale of NY. It is truly and amazing city.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yeah, Dubai - despite its monuments to wealth - is about the size of one of of the Boroughs of NY. Not comparable. While the other cities may have comparable populations, I feel that NYC could be considered the unofficial capitol of the world because of its international populace and influence.

I'm surprised to see people saying how 'gritty' and 'dirty' it is. I'm from Seattle, a city considered to be very clean and modern, and I thought NYC was just as clean. Sure, the subways were definitely gritty but they're getting used extensively so that's understandable. I stayed in Harlem and walked all over - I was impressed with the lack of garbage, homeless, and graffiti. The city government is doing a great job. NYC is definitely on another level. I made my first trip to Chicago this summer and even it was just nowhere near the scale of NY. It is truly and amazing city.
Yeah, it's only dirty if you compare it with, I don't know, some of the more sterile cities. I did see rats in the subway, but other than parts of Chinatown didn't find it really dirty at all.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijin, London, Tokyo and Dubai got New York beat. New York rein in America, not the world.
I wont even waste my time on this guy.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah, it's only dirty if you compare it with, I don't know, some of the more sterile cities. I did see rats in the subway, but other than parts of Chinatown didn't find it really dirty at all.
NYC is pretty dirty, I was in NYC for like 3 months studying, and I do remember sitting at a little park in Manhattan and I kept noticing all these holes into the ground next to me, all of sudden rats just started coming out and going into different holes, it was nuts...
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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NYC is pretty dirty, I was in NYC for like 3 months studying, and I do remember sitting at a little park in Manhattan and I kept noticing all these holes into the ground next to me, all of sudden rats just started coming out and going into different holes, it was nuts...
I guess if you notice those things. I've been to a lot dirtier places so it's not something i noticed. I was just staring up at the skyscrapers and all around me.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I guess if you notice those things. I've been to a lot dirtier places so it's not something i noticed. I was just staring up at the skyscrapers and all around me.
Well I was sitting down eating one of the best gyros I ever had.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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The majority of "global citizens" who flock to NYC are poor immigrants who live 3 families to a house in the enclaves. They work menial jobs like busboys, taxi drivers, deliverymen, etc. and eventually aspire to become doormen at high end buildings. Maybe they will qualify for Section 8. That's your city of the world. It's been that way for centuries first with the Irish and Italians, then Latinos and now the poor from elsewhere.
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