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Old January 9th, 2015, 02:39 AM   #4841
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I don't think Quantum meant anything negative by posting that picture. Btw, I think the picture is pretty neat.
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On the contrary, that's actually one of the most amazing pictures of any city there is..
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Old January 9th, 2015, 03:09 AM   #4843
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On the contrary, that's actually one of the most amazing pictures of any city there is..
That's why I posted it. It's a very interesting shot. What would I be feeling insecure about? I'm pretty baffled by that comment.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 03:20 AM   #4844
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That's why I posted it. It's a very interesting shot. What would I be feeling insecure about? I'm pretty baffled by that comment.
Well, you are from a beach city right? Miami's very identity is strongly connected to their beaches... whereas with Chicago, access to our beaches is something we grow up with, utilize and know that we have, but our identity is not tied to them. I would say that our identity is more tied to being what our nickname says that we are - "the city of broad shoulders."

We value our world economic power (estimated by numerous sources to be the 4th most powerful economic city in the world) http://www.citylab.com/work/2011/09/...ld/109/#slide6... we value sophistication, our Board of Trade, our history, our diverse architecture, the arts and our museums, our tall buildings and the idea and essence of being the powerful city that we are. Our beaches are just extra. I thought you might have posted the picture of Chicago in the dead of winter in response to me exposing a pretty well kept secret of Chicago - that we have beaches and that we have a vibrant beach life. I have had that happen before by another poster.

We enjoy our beaches as I said before, and they are a part of our culture, but we do pretty much consider them as just something extra. Although active and vibrant, they are not a focus for us. Miami is much more of a beach city than Chicago will ever be.

If I was mistaken in my assumption about your post, no hard feelings, my apologies.

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Old January 9th, 2015, 04:00 AM   #4845
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Well, you are from a beach city right? Miami's very identity is strongly connected to their beaches... whereas with Chicago, access to our beaches is something we grow up with, utilize and know that we have, but our identity is not tied to them. I would say that our identity is more tied to being what our nickname says that we are - "the city of big shoulders."
I'm not from a beach city. Miami is on a bay, not a beach. Miami Beach, which is its own, separate, independent city is on a beach. This nickname for Chicago that you've mentioned above, "the city with big shoulders," I've never heard before. I've heard "The Windy City" and "The Place of the Onion," a Native American name from the way the place used to smell.

Miami Beach's nickname is "The Fun and Sun Capital of the World."

Nicknames for Miami are "The Magic City," "The Cruise Capital of the World," "Cargo Gateway to the Americas (Port of Miami)." Seems to me you were the one feeling insecure because of your assumption.

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We value our world economic power (estimated by some reputable sources to be the 4th most powerful economic city in the world)... we value sophistication, our Board of Trade, our history, our diverse architecture, the arts and our museums, our tall buildings and the idea and essence of being the powerful city that we are. Our beaches are just extra. I thought you might have posted the picture of Chicago in the dead of winter in retaliation for me exposing a pretty well kept secret of Chicago - that we have beaches and that we have a vibrant beach life. I have had that happen before by another poster.
All the things you value about Chicago, I value too. I would live there if it didn't get so cold in the winter. I'm a native Floridian, and I just don't think I could handle it. Luckily for me, Miami is looking more like Chicago every day.

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We enjoy our beaches as I said before, and they are a part of our culture, but we do pretty much consider them as just something extra. Although active and vibrant, they are not a focus for us. If I was mistaken in my assumption about your post, no hard feelings, my apologies.
I was on vacation in Chicago during the summer of 2012. I was shocked that I could actually walk to the beach from my hotel in downtown Chicago. I thought I was in South Beach. Ohio Street Beach was one of the great surprise discoveries of the trip.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #4846
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I don't believe that to be true, just within Canada the greater downtown/central cities of both Toronto and Montreal have a higher density than downtown/central Vancouver.
those two cities may have more taller buildings, but Vancouver has a much more dense center.


Downtown Vancouver aerial by Stephen Rees, on Flickr


Toronto Aerial View by MeowMixed, on Flickr


Hélico-08 by Guy Plante, on Flickr
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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:07 AM   #4847
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those two cities may have more taller buildings, but Vancouver has a much more dense center.
Pretty sure it's still less dense than San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Boston, to name 3.

Edit: Looks like it barely beats out Boston (and also Philly). However, Boston's inner suburbs (specifically Cambridge and Somerville) are actually denser than Boston itself, so tough call there. That's just population though. I'd say Philly and Boston both have denser streets and buildup, but unsure how that is measured exactly.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:14 AM   #4848
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those two cities may have more taller buildings, but Vancouver has a much more dense center.


No it just happens to look denser based on the angle of some pictures. It is denser in terms of population and number of highrises compared to Montreal but less than Toronto. Especially if you're mainly just comparing the Toronto financial district with all of central Vancouver like in the pictures above.
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Of course it's also easy to find one that show Toronto's density.


Aerial view of Toronto at sunset by episa


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Old January 9th, 2015, 09:12 AM   #4850
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Nicknames for the city of Chicago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...es_for_Chicago

As you can plainly see... "City of Broad Shoulders"

Or you can say it like they say it in the Watchdogs video game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9yNUOA8RAk


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Old January 9th, 2015, 09:22 AM   #4851
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Quantum X ... no need for the snarky comments my friend. Lest you forget, Chicago invented the skyscraper. Miami will never have the history, culture and great architecture that Chicago has. Its like comparing apples to oranges... you really can't compare the two. Chicago was building skyscrapers when Miami was just a bug infested swamp. Besides, enough with this city v. city stuff anyway. Lets get down to brass tax. NY and Chicago compete with each other - that's kind of the way its always been. Over 100 years of back and forth between those two. Both cities have great architecture, great history and both are big, dense and urban. Los Angeles is more comparable to Houston - big, sprawling and spread out with more of a suburban feel. And Miami competes with the Atlanta's of the world.

C'est la vie my friend...

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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:33 PM   #4852
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Quantum X ... no need for the snarky comments my friend. Lest you forget, Chicago invented the skyscraper. Miami will never have the history, culture and great architecture that Chicago has. Its like comparing apples to oranges... you really can't compare the two. Chicago was building skyscrapers when Miami was just a bug infested swamp. Besides, enough with this city v. city stuff anyway. Lets get down to brass tax. NY and Chicago compete with each other - that's kind of the way its always been. Over 100 years of back and forth between those two. Both cities have great architecture, great history and both are big, dense and urban. Los Angeles is more comparable to Houston - big, sprawling and spread out with more of a suburban feel. And Miami competes with the Atlanta's of the world.

C'est la vie my friend...

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Dude, what is wrong with you? I really don't care. Get off your high horse already.
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Quantum X ... no need for the snarky comments my friend. Lest you forget, Chicago invented the skyscraper. Miami will never have the history, culture and great architecture that Chicago has. Its like comparing apples to oranges... you really can't compare the two. Chicago was building skyscrapers when Miami was just a bug infested swamp. Besides, enough with this city v. city stuff anyway. Lets get down to brass tax. NY and Chicago compete with each other - that's kind of the way its always been. Over 100 years of back and forth between those two. Both cities have great architecture, great history and both are big, dense and urban. Los Angeles is more comparable to Houston - big, sprawling and spread out with more of a suburban feel. And Miami competes with the Atlanta's of the world.

C'est la vie my friend...

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New York vs Chicago is over. It's NYC in a landslide, and that gap is widening every day. Also, you'd better keep looking over your shoulder, because Toronto is coming for you!

By the way, as long as you're talking about Chicago over Miami superlatives, don't forget crime! Chicago has both the higher murder rate, and the most murders of any US city! Congratulations! No wonder your insecurities are showing.

Quantum, ignore this guy. Nobody here should care about the opinions of a 10 year old anyway.

Oh and since it seems like you were, in fact, born yesterday, here's some food for thought. 30 years ago Shenzhen didn't even exist as a city. Today, the skyline is now larger than Chicago's. Things change. Someday when you grow up you will realize that 2004 wasn't the first year in human history, even if it was the first year in yours.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 07:21 PM   #4854
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New York vs Chicago is over. It's NYC in a landslide, and that gap is widening every day.
Yes, the New York skyline is over twice as big as Chicago's and continues to grow at a much faster pace.

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By the way, as long as you're talking about Chicago over Miami superlatives, don't forget crime!
I don't even know what got him started with this. All I said is Miami is looking more like Chicago every day, meaning I can enjoy living in a city with a big skyline without freezing in the winter. That's all!

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Quantum, ignore this guy. Nobody here should care about the opinions of a 10 year old anyway.
I kind of got the impression he was very young.
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He or she has been Out for over 3 Hours, maybe already warned
I really see a Problem starting here soon,
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Well, as long as he/she doesn't persist in the kind attitude he's already manifested, I won't take any kind of disciplinary action.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #4857
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