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View Poll Results: Which feels bigger to you?
Tokyo 115 73.25%
New York 42 26.75%
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:18 PM
 
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You can go to New York and get lost in it.

The same is not true for Tokyo city
Not true either,you can also get lost in Tokyo and anywhere else.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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New York easily.

It really is the center of the planet.

What does mean to you if NY is the center of the world ?

Does it mean,you'll have better life?

Let's suppose it is,and then what?
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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59th to 34th Street is a relatively small portion of NYC's central business district, so not sure what that means.

NYC's core definitely feels bigger than that of Tokyo, and I'm surprised you find this hard to believe. An overall metropolitan population has little bearing on the relative size of the city core.

LA has three times the population of Hong Kong, yet Hong Kong's core is as dense and huge-feeling as any city on the planet. LA's core isn't even close to a city like San Francisco, to say nothing of a Hong Kong.
Nice potshot at LA disguised as an analogy. Too bad it fails. The gap in density between LA's core and Hong Kong's is much wider than NYC/Tokyo.

The Akihabara District:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qvk96SCvaCo

Shinjuku Station, the busiest in the world by far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AKQzxl1Ick

Most of Manhattan looks sleepy next to this, frankly.


LA is to SF what Tokyo is to NYC. SF has the nicer core, but only a fool would think the city feels bigger than Los Angeles.

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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New York probably has the most impressive downtown in the world.
In my opinion, Central Paris is the most impressive, though it lacks the intangibles that make New York and London special.

Visually and experience wise Manhattan is too grey, tired and crumbling to impress me. And don't get me started on the mess.

Still I would prefer it over Tokyo. There's only so much anime style kawai one can take before one turns bats in the belfry crazy.
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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Midtown, Downtown and everything in between.
The "bits in between" can't really be described as a high rise business district. From your earlier posts (not only in this thread) you seem to use this term to mean areas with large concentrations of commercial high rises.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hhaTg03kiU...600/aerial.jpg
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The "bits in between" can't really be described as a high rise business district. From your earlier posts (not only in this thread) you seem to use this term to mean areas with large concentrations of commercial high rises.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hhaTg03kiU...600/aerial.jpg
Didn't realise how much the two skylines were separated, it doesn't seem like that walking through it. Either way, I'd say everything from Central park down has that 'downtown' feel when comparing to other cities.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Tokyo

http://www.vgfun.net/lee/misc_images/wtcbpanorama.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/...4104e318_o.jpg

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Old 03-17-2014, 04:14 AM
 
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Now -that- is a vast, vast urban area
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Don't forget everyone, there's more to New York City than just Manhattan.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:55 PM
 
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Don't forget everyone, there's more to New York City than just Manhattan.
It still doesn't match tokyo
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