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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:20 PM   #21
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and if anyone says phila can be a global city i will laugh and maybe report you lollllllllllllllll lsmic
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Philadelphia stands on its own regardless of the perceptions out there. It's growing again ( back over 1.5 million ) and it has a metro of nearly 6,000,000.
Whatever people think, Philly will always be a major city and a huge chunk of the megalopolis. And it will always be taller than every other city except New York in the megalopolis. ( and even that could change )
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:32 PM   #22
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Boston and Washington DC are clearly Philadelphia's little brothers. Philadelphia is the second largest city on the east coast. Philadelphia also has the 3rd highest downtown population the country. It is more like a small New York or Chicago.

I moved from Boston to Philadelphia. Philly is much more of a big city.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 11:19 PM   #23
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i don't even know why this is being debated!!!!!! Philadelphia is the 4th largest city in the country!!!! Of course it is noteworthy, it is on the level of other North American mega-cities such as NYC, Toronto, LA, Mexico City and Chicago!
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #24
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I've been to Philly only once and I think it's quite an interesting place. I was expecting much less than what I got, due to its bad reputation when it comes to crime. All my friends in Colorado were saying "there's a lot of crime there" or "it's a dirty city", but like I said, I was very surprised in a good way when I went down there.

It definitely has city vibes, especially when compared to the average US city, although it seems to be asleep in some areas. Some neighborhoods have a lot of abandoned houses and businesses and that's even in some areas close to downtown, alson there are structures that show their age and haven't been remodeled in years, so that's what I mean with "asleep". Like many posters said, it has a lot of history should be interesting for anyone who likes history, not just Americans. They have buildings that have been there for so long and are really great, like the City Hall, not to mention the Independence Hall.

Overall I think it definitely stands out from most cities in the country, as Philadelphia has a lot of urban parks, squares, is pretty walkable and has a decent mass transit system (some people say it's excellent, but locals tend to claim it's not even good). As for the economy, as far as I know there are 7 Fortune-1000 companies based in Philadelphia (city proper) and 21 more companies based in the Delaware Valley. I think Philly should be included in the list with Boston, NYC and DC and with these newer trends of gentrification and redeveloping downtown areas throughout the country, Philly has all it takes to be amidst the greatest cities in the US.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:00 AM   #25
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Has bergone ever been to Philadelphia? Who is downfallen by the way?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:02 AM   #26
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Sorry, but IMO, Phila is like baltimore, providence, and detroit. DC, Boston, and NY rule the corridor and possibly are among the six most important cities in our country.



THREAD OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have your mind all made up, why did you create this thread in the first place?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:46 AM   #27
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:21 AM   #28
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