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I think he's referring to the 'Boswah' concept (Boston to Washington DC) sometimes referred to as a megalopolis since it's a large area of interconnected development but with multiple cores.
 

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The title is somehow misleading!

But that MexicoCity pano certainly shows a Megapolis.
 

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I do not think the title is misleading. Maybe I should have specified which megapolis. You need to read up on it. It is a well known region.
 

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The megalopolis is commonly known and defined as the long stretch of metropolis extending from Boston to DC.

You missed a few like Baltimore, New Rochelle, and Brunswick. But there are probably a lot more mini ones along the 95 that are insignificant, but could be included if you wanted.
 

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I do not think the title is misleading. Maybe I should have specified which megapolis. You need to read up on it. It is a well known region.
Yep, or at least in first post you had to clarify the pics are referred to East Cost megalopolis (with a little explication of waht it is)

Anyway: i saw you put pics even of Jersey City, Newark and so on... those places are actually in NY metro... then I think you could even put NYC secondary skyline, as Brooklyn one
 

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"You missed a few like Baltimore, New Rochelle, and Brunswick. But there are probably a lot more mini ones along the 95 that are insignificant, but could be included if you wanted."

New Rochelle I missed but the rest are in there.
 

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Bangkok mega skylines!

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I think people are missing the purpose of this thread. Obviously it was to show that from Boston to Washington DC there exists a great concentration of big cities very close together with great skylines. Posting a pic of your ONE big city does not count!

It was a great idea for a thread and I'd love to see if there are any other megapolises in the world with such a large concentration spread out among multiple cities.
 

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Thanks MNiemann glad you get it....Every 20 minutes between Boston and DC there is some sort of skyline. I did not get them all because they are hard to find. For instance, Elizabeth, Morristown, Allentown...etc.
 

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I think people are missing the purpose of this thread. Obviously it was to show that from Boston to Washington DC there exists a great concentration of big cities very close together with great skylines. Posting a pic of your ONE big city does not count!

It was a great idea for a thread and I'd love to see if there are any other megapolises in the world with such a large concentration spread out among multiple cities.
I agree. Some are misunderstanding the Geography concept here. In the Americas there are only two Megalopolis, both in the US: The BosWash ( from Boston to Washington ) and SanSan (from San Francisco to San Diego). Some geographers see another megalopolis in formation in the Americas from Rio to Campinas. The others Megalopolis, recognized by geographers are the Ruhr area in Germany and From Tokio to Osaka in Japan and that's all!
 

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Thanks. Yes people do not realize how well connected the northeast Megapolis really is.
Some of these photos are terrible but you get the idea. Also the history is very rich in the region for the US. Paterson looks positively European.

New Rochelle is becoming a great place. Wish I could find a better photo. Also it is hard to find a good shot of Boston that shows the Back Bay and downtown skyline all at once. Wish I had time to shoot some photos.
 

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many people will dispute the term megalopolis to BosWash. It has been discussed here in SSC and at SSP multiple times. Europeans will readily tell you that the density between the cities cores in the BosWash area is SO LOW that the entire England area or a big part of Germany would be considered as "megalopolises" if the american density criteria was used there.
 

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SÃO PAULO

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credit: Gutooo (SSC forumer)


SÃO CAETANO DO SUL


SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO




OSASCO

source: Wikipedia

SANTO ANDRE

source Wikipedia

BARUERI

source: Wikipedia


CAMPINAS



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SANTA BARBARA DO OESTE

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AMERICANA


MOGI DAS CRUZES


SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS


TAUBATE


SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS


RESENDE


VOLTA REDONDA


RIO DE JANEIRO



NITEROI


NOVA IGUAÇU

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SANTOS



credits: Urbano Santista


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total pop: about 40 million
 

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Thanks for the pics but I was hoping this thread would be more about the discussion of the Northeast Metropolis. I am starting to think that all of the cities are going to see a renaissance within this belt because of their accessiblity to one another.
 
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