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View Poll Results: You top pick? (multiple choice this time-- for those that like a few of the places)
New York 61 29.33%
London 53 25.48%
Hong Kong 37 17.79%
Tokyo 28 13.46%
Paris 29 13.94%
Voters: 208. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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I've only been to NYC, London and Paris. Of the three, here's the order of amazement/stupification...

NYC (followed closely by...)
London
Paris

I actually enjoy London and Paris more than NYC. NYC is just such an overwhelming beast. These are three of my four favorite cities in the world (with Chicago).

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:49 PM
 
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Warning, Will Robinson. Troll detector malfunction.

It takes a seasoned explorer on a rigorous schedule seven days to barely touch the surface of London. If someone with less than 30 posts to his name claims that he saw everything in several hours, and that because of this it is "the most overrated place on earth", they either have questionable knowledge or are up to no good. Either way, to be taken with a mountain of salt.
Ha! Need to get my troll detector repaired

Good posts from yourself and smool!
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:21 AM
 
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New York is the only one among these to make my jaw drop in amazement, but for all the wrong reasons.

(Next on the list in this category would be the Calcutta slums

To look at it objectively, London, Paris and New York are equally impressive in very different ways
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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I must say I am surprised Paris is being voted last, even below Hong Kong. That is absolutely inexplicable to me. Paris, to me, would be #2 at worst.

The only thing HK has on Paris is highrises. There is literally nothing else. It isn't even a more important business center.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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I must say I am surprised Paris is being voted last, even below Hong Kong. That is absolutely inexplicable to me. Paris, to me, would be #2 at worst.

The only thing HK has on Paris is highrises. There is literally nothing else. It isn't even a more important business center.
It's a more important business center than Paris. Even Geneva and Frankfurt are more important than Paris.

To me Paris is more on par with Berlin, Madrid and Rome than London or New York.

My ranking:

1. New York City
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Hong Kong
5. Paris

But if I'd rank all worldcities in a top 10, the ranking would be like this:

1. New York City
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Los Angeles
5. Beijing
6. Singapore
7. Hong Kong
8. Paris
9. Shanghai
10. Sydney
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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It's a more important business center than Paris. Even Geneva and Frankfurt are more important than Paris.

To me Paris is more on par with Berlin, Madrid and Rome than London or New York.

My ranking:

1. New York City
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Hong Kong
5. Paris

But if I'd rank all worldcities in a top 10, the ranking would be like this:

1. New York City
2. London
3. Tokyo
4. Los Angeles
5. Beijing
6. Singapore
7. Hong Kong
8. Paris
9. Shanghai
10. Sydney
Shouldn't the sheer number of major global headquarters based in Paris put the city higher up? There's that and being the headquarters for a large of several major international organizations and a very large regional GDP and the seat of a government that has veto rights in the UN and the largest tourism numbers in the world.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Shouldn't the sheer number of major global headquarters based in Paris put the city higher up? There's that and being the headquarters for a large of several major international organizations and a very large regional GDP and the seat of a government that has veto rights in the UN and the largest tourism numbers in the world.
Well, if ranking because of veto rights then Moscow should also have a place there. I believe Bangkok to be the most visited city in the world though, and I was actually thinking about putting it on the list. Maybe even before Paris.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Well, if ranking because of veto rights then Moscow should also have a place there. I believe Bangkok to be the most visited city in the world though, and I was actually thinking about putting it on the list. Maybe even before Paris.
Yea, I believe Moscow is a very influential city. I think Paris having a combination of those things puts it high up--the sum of various attributes makes more sense in doing global rankings rather than picking one or two things by themselves and saying that's the only rubric to go by. Moscow certainly should have a place if there's a heavier weighting on geopolitical power and influence on world affairs--for better or for worse.

Bangkok being the most visited city seems reasonable. It's pretty fun, though I don't think there is nearly the same scale of multinational corporate and organizational headquarters based in Bangkok as there is in Paris nor comparable GDP/GMP nor a government with a seat on the security council, so I think it'd be a stretch unless number of international visitors were the entire rubric (or something else that fits Bangkok like most fun megacity in southeast asia, maybe the world or places currently getting inundated the most by throngs of nouveau riche chinese citizens looking for a close and cheap vacation).
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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London pretty much sucks, but the best city in the mix is probably New York City just that I feel in love with Hong Kong , but in all honesty I was only there two weeks. My daughter
fiance wants to take 8 of us to Paris for their wedding . So I
held out on Paris due to no experiance there. Haven't been to
Tokyo since 1965 and found the central park cool and the
night life, food were great the people literally lovable ,

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Old 03-02-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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It's a more important business center than Paris. Even Geneva and Frankfurt are more important than Paris.
You think this because you don't have a clue about the economy of Paris and your vision of Paris is based on stereotypes.
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