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View Poll Results: Which is most impressive to visitors?
Paris 28 43.08%
Rome 10 15.38%
New York City 27 41.54%
Hong Kong 13 20.00%
London 27 41.54%
Kyoto 2 3.08%
Prague 4 6.15%
Florence 3 4.62%
Dubai 1 1.54%
Saint Petersburg 1 1.54%
Moscow 1 1.54%
Vienna 4 6.15%
Toronto 5 7.69%
Madrid 4 6.15%
Copenhagen 4 6.15%
Milan 4 6.15%
San Francisco 3 4.62%
Los Angeles 6 9.23%
Washington DC 3 4.62%
Cairo 1 1.54%
Sydney 3 4.62%
Melbourne 2 3.08%
Buenos Aires 1 1.54%
Mexico City 1 1.54%
Tokyo 16 24.62%
Beijing 1 1.54%
Singapore 3 4.62%
New Delhi 1 1.54%
Bangkok 2 3.08%
Seoul 5 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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LA, most outstanding for visitors ?

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I think he was being sarcastic.

NYC is a great place, but whoever thinks it is impressive because of the skyscrapers are kind of superficial -- there are better places to see tall buildings. Midtown Manhattan is the most boring place on the island as a matter of fact.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Paris, Roma, London, Kyoto, Firenze, Tokyo, Seoul

I'm wondering where is Venezia and Barcelona?
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't want to hurt the feelings of my friends down the road but Toronto ahead of Vienna, Moscow, Florence, St. Petersburg, San Francisco, Cairo, Sydney??????
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Paris, London and NYC are not ranked the safest cities in the world.

Here are the world's top 10 safest cities ranked by Economist:
https://dkf1ato8y5dsg.cloudfront.net...17-eng-web.pdf

1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Toronto
5. Melbourne
6. Amsterdam
7. Sydney
8. Stockholm
9. Hong Kong
10. Zurich

Paris, London and NYC's rankings are comparatively low -- 24th, 20th and 21st -- out of 60 cities surveyed.

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Old 10-17-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I don't want to hurt the feelings of my friends down the road but Toronto ahead of Vienna, Moscow, Florence, St. Petersburg, San Francisco, Cairo, Sydney??????
There is nothing "outstanding" about Toronto. Toronto is the definition of small mindedness and mediocrity. The city is cheaply built and lacks any beauty or class. Among the french cities I have seen, all of those with more than 1 million people looks more impressive and appears more vibrant than Toronto (with 6 million habitants). It's so poorly planned that there is not even a single pedestrian only street, and the main city square we have is about 1/5 the size of place bellecour in Lyon with nothing but ugly concrete. In terms of skyscrapers we don't have a single building over 300m and the tallest one was built 41 years ago. The condition of buildings on our main commercial streets feel like from developing countries.
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Old 10-17-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Paris, London and NYC are not ranked the safest cities in the world.

Here are the world's top 10 safest cities ranked by Economist:
https://dkf1ato8y5dsg.cloudfront.net...17-eng-web.pdf

1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Toronto
5. Melbourne
6. Amsterdam
7. Sydney
8. Stockholm
9. Hong Kong
10. Zurich

Paris, London and NYC's rankings are comparatively low -- 24th, 20th and 21st -- out of 60 cities surveyed.
London with a population of nearly 8.8 million may not be the safest city in the world however it is still very safe with only 139 homicides in the last 12 months (including those killed in terrorist attacks), and relatively low rates of serious violent crime. The vast majority of violent crime (over 55%) in the UK involves minor assaults (such as pushing and shoving), harassment and abuse (words that result in no physical harm). Of the other 45% the vast majority involve just minor injuries that do not require hospital treatment.

Metropolitan Police Crime Statistics

Overview of violent crime and sexual offences in England ans Wales - Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Violent Crime - Homicide - The Scottish Government

Furthermore safety is only one criteria out of numerous that are mentioned by the OP.

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Old 10-17-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ian_Lee View Post
Paris, London and NYC are not ranked the safest cities in the world.

Here are the world's top 10 safest cities ranked by Economist:
https://dkf1ato8y5dsg.cloudfront.net...17-eng-web.pdf

1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Toronto
5. Melbourne
6. Amsterdam
7. Sydney
8. Stockholm
9. Hong Kong
10. Zurich

Paris, London and NYC's rankings are comparatively low -- 24th, 20th and 21st -- out of 60 cities surveyed.
Yea you can pretty much throw away that stupid ranking. I stopped reading seeing Chicago is safer than Shanghai.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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If you read the Economist report in detail, it does not only rank by personal safety. It takes into consideration health security, digital security and infrastructure security.

Tokyo, NYC, London and Paris all rank quite low in infrastructure security. I guess it means if a tourist is at the subway platform, there is a bigger chance he will be pushed down to the track in NYC or London!
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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If you read the Economist report in detail, it does not only rank by personal safety. It takes into consideration health security, digital security and infrastructure security.

Tokyo, NYC, London and Paris all rank quite low in infrastructure security. I guess it means if a tourist is at the subway platform, there is a bigger chance he will be pushed down to the track in NYC or London!
No it doesn't, London has a low ranking because of the Grenfell fire, which is subject to a public inquiry, however building regulations in the UK are usually good. The cladding on such buildings is also under review across the world.

As for other rankings they are mainly due to a few low level terrorist attacks and no you are not more likely to be pushed in front of a train in London, indeed there are plenty of London Underground Staff, CCTV Cameras monitoring stations and British Transport Police who patrol London Underground and rail stations. London's infrastructure is very good, and the Underground is rolling out glass screen doors across the Underground Stations.

London's Infrastructure 2050: progress update | London City Hall

IMA London Infrastructure Mapping App

National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016 to 2021 - GOV.UK

Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure | CPNI

Transport policing - Transport for London


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Old 10-17-2017, 07:04 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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None of the above.


What happened to "Other" in the poll?


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