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View Poll Results: What is your favorite city center?
Downtown Los Angeles 14 63.64%
Downtown Atlanta 9 40.91%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-14-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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Which of these city centers do you like the most: Downtown Los Angeles (CA) Downtown Atlanta (GA)? Why?
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Since you made it so you could vote for both, I voted for both.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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Um.. I dont think the 2 even compare.. I voted L.A.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Um.. I dont think the 2 even compare.. I voted L.A.

why don't they compare? LA's "downtown" (which is what is being asked) is abysmal for a city its size.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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There is absolutely no comparison. Downtown Los Angeles by far. Bigger, more residence, more people, more restaurants, way more shopping. LA's fashion/garment district alone will blow any dt Atlanta shopping away. Architecturally I love the grand old theaters in dt LA which for some are being turned into condo lofts. I also love Broadway. Dt Atlanta was a disappointment. Small, quiet, not much street life or people. The new aquarium is nice, and a few nice hotels but it needs so much more.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:50 AM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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What DT Atlanta shopping? All the department stores are closed.

I like DT Los Angeles because outside of the skyscraper areas, there are buildings that were built around the turn of the 20th century. It feels like an old city with its small town architecture. Los Angeles in general has old buildings testifying to its desirability early on.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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lol i bet futurecop and steve-o voted for atlanta
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've never been to downtown LA but based on pictures and things I've read on the net, while not one of Americas best, it has an edge over Atlantas. Atlanta's downtown suffers from sprawl more than LAs because it's population is spread even thinner. Most of the better restaraunts, shopping, and hotels in Atlanta are all located in Midtown or Buckhead. In fact all the major department stores have left downtown Atlanta.

There are some bright spots though. The new aquarium and Centennial Park are very popular. New hotels, condos, and lofts are being built and planned for downtown. Also Georgia State University downtown is expanding and major streetscape improvements are going on around it. All in all downtown Atlanta still has a long way to go.

With the Midtown Mile, Peachtree Streetcar, and other developments all underway for Midtown Atlanta I could possibly see it eclipsing downtown as more important even though there are more offices located in downtown.
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Old 09-15-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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Of course you can guess which one I voted for. It's not that I'm biased because Atlanta is my hometown, since L.A.'s downtown is cool, but I feel that Atlanta's downtown is more pleasing to the eye. It has better architecture like the Westin Peachtree and Bank of America Tower (I am including Midtown ATL as part of downtown, since they are right next to each other). As I've mentioned before, Atlanta looks like a cleaner, greener version of L.A. Some parts of dtATL are run down, but the Centennial Park/CNN Center/Aquarium area is nice.

I must say that downtown L.A. has been coming up in the last 5-10 years. Before it was just a business/financial area while everything to do was in or around Hollywood. Ever since they built the orchestra center and added a few other attractions there, it has become a more exciting place to visit. The mass transit system there is also getting better with the Metro Red Line (subway). It still doesn't compare to Manhatten though, but I think it's becoming more like it.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:08 PM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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There is absolutely no comparison. Downtown Los Angeles by far. Bigger, more residence, more people, more restaurants, way more shopping. LA's fashion/garment district alone will blow any dt Atlanta shopping away. Architecturally I love the grand old theaters in dt LA which for some are being turned into condo lofts. I also love Broadway. Dt Atlanta was a disappointment. Small, quiet, not much street life or people. The new aquarium is nice, and a few nice hotels but it needs so much more.
Couldnt have said it better myself.
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