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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:18 AM   #1
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Mexico city: the biggest city in the americas

Mexico City is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the world with 8.84 million people living in the city and 21.1 million people in its metropolitan area making the city the second biggest city in the world after Tokyo, Japan...
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Old January 8th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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I love that subway station with the viaduct inside, which is it, Pantitlán?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #3
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Some old friends have gone to Mexico for business, and they didnt catalogue Mexico as a nice city. They didnt feel comfortable, and wanted to finish the laboral matters to came back.
I cant say anything of this city because I didnt go.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #4
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its obvious you havent visited Mexico City otherwise you would have a very diferent opinion
BTW nice pics
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #5
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Sure! It looks nice.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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Great pics, but I think Seoul has 24.5 million.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #7
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Great pictures, but I think Mexico City is more like the 4th most populated in the world, and it's definitely not the "biggest" in the Americas, but the mos populated. Newy York, LA, even Buenos Aires have a bigger urban footprint.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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The great Mexican ESBldg!
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Old January 9th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #9
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The city is HUGE, and impressive no doubt. But I've always been disappointed by it's skyline. Seems a city that enormous would have more height. Compare it to Sao Paulo and you'll see what I mean.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #10
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I rememeber the first time i visited Mexico city by plane. It wasn't even possible to see this city from the air because of a thick layer of brown smog. That's an image i don't easily forget, everytime i think of Mexico city this picture crosses my mind:

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Old January 9th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #11
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One of the biggest cities around the world.. nice pics!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #13
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It is an impressive city undoubtedly has many attractions, the problem is that it is very contaminated, you can hardly see the sky
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Old January 10th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #14
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The city is HUGE, and impressive no doubt. But I've always been disappointed by it's skyline. Seems a city that enormous would have more height. Compare it to Sao Paulo and you'll see what I mean.
Yeah, our city doesnt have the building density of Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires, but instead of many old blocks we has some authentic modern skyscrapers. We doesnt build a lot of residential buildings because of the earthquakes; people doesnt like to live "unsafe", and anti-earthquake technology is expensive to use it massively.
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It is an impressive city undoubtedly has many attractions, the problem is that it is very contaminated, you can hardly see the sky
As many big cities, the capital of Mexico has the problem of the pollution, but in the last years the local authority made an effort and today MexCity is not even in the top contaminated cities. Now cities like Beijing, Cairo, Nueva Delhi are actually more polluted.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #16
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Great pics, but I think Seoul has 24.5 million.
Perhaps, but Mexico City is the biggest city in America. Most estimations put it ahead of both New York and Sao Paulo.



Nice photos! What is that 1930s style tower called?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #17
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Most populated not biggest.
http://www.citymayors.com/statistics...-area-125.html
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #18
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Perhaps, but Mexico City is the biggest city in America. Most estimations put it ahead of both New York and Sao Paulo.



Nice photos! What is that 1930s style tower called?
^ Latin American Tower, in Spanish!

BTW, facinating city wether it has smog or not. A must see especially with the amount of museums and historic sites all within a quick drive cross-town. It's also quickly becoming very cosmopilitan, Spanish World Hollywood/Media Center for Theater, Television and Music and very gay friendly capital city with the new laws that just got approved (Same Sex marriage)... No other city in Latin America can offer you all that!!!!

This Mega City is moving forward very quickly into the 21th Century*
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:50 AM   #19
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We generally classify cities by size based on their populations, not their area.

Some of the cities on that list have lower population densities than entire countries like Bangladesh, Mauritius and Taiwan.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:22 AM   #20
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I like Mexico City, and I will love it when they finish all the projects under construction.
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