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Old 04-28-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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What city deserves to be recognized as the "Capital of the World"?

Exactly as the title reads. Make your arguments. Based off credentials or logistics or placement or influence or history or whatever, what city deserves to gain the unofficial recognition as the world's capital?

I wont be making a poll in this thread as a poll only displays finite options, this is an open-ended question, meaning you are free to answer with anywhere so long as you can give a reason why.
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:53 PM
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Location: Ontario
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New York City .....big, powerful, has Wall Street, and the United Nations Headquarters.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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Plus it's international enough.
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:05 PM
 
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DOA decided ^^^^^
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:09 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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I'll go with London.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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I'll go with London.
Surprised you didn't make it a poll thread. One you see the voters ID's. But so many cities on the rise in the East today. Might not be just London or NYC in another decade or less?
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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San francisco!
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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New York City or London

Most likely New York City. It is the city in the world that is closest to "having the entire package" so to speak. Also, it is probably the city that is more often thought of as being the capital of the world than any other city. Just think of how many cities have replicated the skyscraper concept from New York City.

Honorable mention: Tokyo
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:04 AM
 
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We've had a number of threads on this topic, and pretty much the same thing happens again and again.

The general public will pick New York, whereas those who are familiar with overseas business and finance will pick London. There will be a bit of pushing and shoving between the boosters from each side, then someone will post all the global city power studies showing London to be more influential. Then the New York boosters will accuse Londoners of being insecure and troll the London forums for a few weeks until they get bored.

EDIT: If you want to be objective, you can look up where your city of choice ranks in the most up-to-date editions of the following studies, and come to your own conclusions:

Global Power City Index, Mori Memorial Foundation
Cities of Opportunity, PwC
Global Financial Centers Index, Z/Yen
City Momentum Index, JLL
Cities in Motion Index, IESE
Global Cities Index, AT Kearney
Global Location Trends, IBM

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Old 04-29-2017, 01:53 AM
 
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It's close, but I still think London is a bit more international than New York.
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