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New York City 165 61.80%
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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #141
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Ok, since we are all showing love for BOTH iconic American cities, I'll post a couple of my favs too!


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I'll post some of NYC later...
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false

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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #142
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THE BEST
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:30 AM   #143
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This is insanty


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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:30 AM   #144
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New York is bigger than Chicago - there can be no doubt about that. However, I live in Chicago, and can attest to the fact that Chicago is no joke. It's a very impressive, large, historic, urban area. That New York is none the less much larger points to how incredible NYC really is. Immigration, industrialization, and the urbanization of America during the later half of the 19th century laid the foundation for both of these cities.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:44 AM   #145
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i voted for new york but now i change my mind to chicago
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Old April 19th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #146
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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Old April 19th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #147
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MORE NY PICTURES!









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Old April 19th, 2009, 07:22 AM   #148
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That's probably my favorite NYC angle. You can make out the peaks and dips in the skyline. It doesn't just look like an endless mass of concrete...
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #149
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This picture is in the future. Notice the Freedom Tower and the rest of the WTC.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 02:17 AM   #150
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Immigration, industrialization, and the urbanization of America during the later half of the 19th century laid the foundation for both of these cities.
Well it definetly boosted the expansion of both but the foundation as true centers should be credited with the Erie Canal built in the first quarter of the 19th century. Great benefits for both cities.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #151
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Went up to Chicago the other week to see Flogging Molly (awesome) and got this picture from the ride in. It's my favourite!

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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #152
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I love Chicago's skyline, it's one of my favorite...but I like New York's a bit more.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 04:15 AM   #153
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Went up to Chicago the other week to see Flogging Molly (awesome) and got this picture from the ride in. It's my favourite!
Dang, I'm outta town and I wanted to see them! That angle of the skyline is easily my favorite, coming in on the Kennedy.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:14 AM   #154
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Went up to Chicago the other week to see Flogging Molly (awesome) and got this picture from the ride in. It's my favourite!

Know how you felt. Me and a bunch of friends drove in to Chicago for a weekend from Columbus (I was at OSU), and when you're coming in and the Sears starts to loom over the rest, it's awesome - it's like 'you're finally in!'
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:17 AM   #155
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What do you call Central Park, or Battery Park, West Side Park(the park i use to play in when i was a younger) or any park on the outskirts of Manhattan. Dont forget we got the Bridges.
I don't think he meant literal "trees." He meant you can see the impressive shape of the skyline AND the rich texture of each individual building that comprises it.

This comes from an expression, "You can't see the forest for the trees." It means, you are so caught up on details, that you cannot see the big picture. It's a joke.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:35 AM   #156
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I can't vote, I love them two!

What would we, sckyscraper-fans, do without them?
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:47 AM   #157
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Awesome, totally appropriate comparisons. Great work here.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 08:17 AM   #158
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Ask the world's leading architects.

What you talk about is marketing, and not architecture.

Educate yourselves.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 10:35 PM   #159
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The problem with Chicago is that the city has hundreds of low quality residential buildings, new york has some too, but the number of buildings in proportion to the skyline is smaller. Also, New York has about 15 buildings over 200 meters that were build before 1940, while chicago only had buildings around 160-170 meters in those times.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:17 PM   #160
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