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Old 03-18-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I can think of several that are nowhere close to St. Louis -- Milwaukee, Kansas City, Memphis. Hell Dallas is huge and truly has fewer world-class characteristics than St. Louis.
While I like St. Louis a lot more due to history and overall planning, Dallas is a beta world city on par with Copenhagen, Boston, Oslo, Helsinki and Berlin.

St. Louis is currently not ranked as a global city, though it has the potential to get on this list quickly.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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I would consider metros between 2 and 4 million to be pretty comparable. Sorry to have offended your sensibilities.
According to the recent census:

Memphis ~ 1.3 million
Milwaukee ~ 1.6 million

So you consider these to be between 2 & 4 million? You didn't offend my sensibilities, you just gave me a little laugh.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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While I like St. Louis a lot more due to history and overall planning, Dallas is a beta world city on par with Copenhagen, Boston, Oslo, Helsinki and Berlin.

St. Louis is currently not ranked as a global city, though it has the potential to get on this list quickly.
Dallas has always struck me as a giant suburb.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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Dallas has always struck me as a giant suburb.
I agree. I always have fun in dallas but it's not a city with lots of character. But it is kind if impressive how new everything looks.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Dallas has always struck me as a giant suburb.
Agreed.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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^ Which is why I have trouble comparing it with Boston, Oslo, Helsinki and Berlin (Haven't seen Copenhagen).
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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what determines a beta world class city?
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Dallas is like a giant suburb for all intents and purposes. Dallas doesn't hold up well when it comes to several key things: education, performing and visual arts, park space, architectural significance and I would add civic pride. Though I will give them healthcare -- they have some fine healthcare systems.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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Dallas is like a giant suburb for all intents and purposes. Dallas doesn't hold up well when it comes to several key things: education, performing and visual arts, park space, architectural significance and I would add civic pride. Though I will give them healthcare -- they have some fine healthcare systems.
I disagree with just about everything in this post. Especially the arts. Dallas has come a long way in the last 2 decades updating their cultural offerings. Their new performing arts center opened last year AT&T Performing Arts Center | Home with high reviews.

How does Dallas not hold up when it comes to education and park space?
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Dallas is the 4th or 5th biggest economic center in the US. There's nothing from St Louis that can compare to that. It is a world class city. St Louis is slowly opening up to IT and data centers and Dallas is already a major player in this space.

St Louis itself isn't doing bad with Scottrade, Monsanto and a few other s having their operation centers here but compare those to Texas Instruments, Ericsson etc and you'll see the gulf between the two cities.
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