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Old 11-09-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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What are some really nice and attractive cities that are let down or "tarnished" by their climate? Perhaps because you hate that sort of climate or you think they don't "suit" that particular city?

For me, New York City. When I look at photos of the NYC skyline and its vibrant streets, I personally imagine it to have a warmer subtropical climate or even a Mediterranean one. I just cannot picture NYC having a continental-esque climate with snow and freezing temps (yes, it's "humid subtropical" under Koppen, but people criticize the categorization). Cold and snow just doesn't "suit" it.

Btw, London's climate may not be my favourite. But the city perfectly complements its climate (and vice versa).
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:51 AM
 
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Why? Many vibrant cities have cold winters.
Snow is not too rare in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai etc.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:00 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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What are some really nice and attractive cities that are let down or "tarnished" by their climate? Perhaps because you hate that sort of climate or you think they don't "suit" that particular city?

For me, New York City. When I look at photos of the NYC skyline and its vibrant streets, I personally imagine it to have a warmer subtropical climate or even a Mediterranean one. I just cannot picture NYC having a continental-esque climate with snow and freezing temps (yes, it's "humid subtropical" under Koppen, but people criticize the categorization). Cold and snow just doesn't "suit" it.

Btw, London's climate may not be my favourite. But the city perfectly complements its climate (and vice versa).

I fail to see any point you are making here, I'm not sure how a city can suit its climate, I also fail to see what difference the climate makes to either New York OR London.

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Old 11-10-2017, 04:06 AM
 
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Cities are built according to the needs prescribed by the climate they are in.


Oh btw, cold and snow fit NYC very well, more so than tropical heat.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:44 AM
 
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NYC's climate is pretty typical. The ones that I can't bear are those bordering on subarctic (Ulaanbaatar, Astana, Harbin) or those with hot desert climates (Dubai, Doha, Cairo). Personally, I would rather have NYC's climate rather than tropical climates. I dislike the climate of Singapore, Bangkok and Manila.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Cities in Siberia which were not built to fight the harsh winters.

I think Bucarest was also partly destroyed and remade without any regard to the quite hot summers, compared to the old city.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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I seem to have opposite views to the OP.

I personally find winters in New York and Summers in London more interesting than vice versa.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I fail to see any point you are making here, I'm not sure how a city can suit its climate, I also fail to see what difference the climate makes to either New York OR London, I think you are just trolling.
I get his point. I think it's more about civic personality than built form.

I've always thought for example that Montreal with its Latin-esque looseness is an odd match for a continental climate with cold snowy winters.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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What are some really nice and attractive cities that are let down or "tarnished" by their climate? Perhaps because you hate that sort of climate or you think they don't "suit" that particular city?

For me, New York City. When I look at photos of the NYC skyline and its vibrant streets, I personally imagine it to have a warmer subtropical climate or even a Mediterranean one. I just cannot picture NYC having a continental-esque climate with snow and freezing temps (yes, it's "humid subtropical" under Koppen, but people criticize the categorization). Cold and snow just doesn't "suit" it.

Btw, London's climate may not be my favourite. But the city perfectly complements its climate (and vice versa).
For me (granted I'm a part-time resident of NYC) my view of NYC is dark, brown/gray, and cold. Yes, in the summer it gets hot, but so do most places. Most of the year it's chilly/cold. I can't even imagine it being "tropical" not sure what media you guys are getting
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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For me, Paris and Madrid.

Not sure which one takes me more back.

Because Paris is in France, the city of love - I want to think warm, sunny, mediterranean but in reality the climate of Paris is very similar to London. Cloudy, drizzly, etc.

Madrid is in Spain, but gets cold winters. Snow is not rare in Madrid. Something about it being in a basin.

Oh yeah, some others:

Casablanca, Morocco
Nairobi, Kenya
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