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Let's share the pix of industrial cities of your countries. Plant pix may be the best, but pix of cultural and residential areas of cities are ok too.
 

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Pittsburgh was America's manufacturing center during the 1800's, most known for it's steel mills. It was never a beautiful city.
 

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In India the main states are

Tamil Nadu, Mahrashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Orrisa and Uttar Pradesh.
And if the IT sector is an "industry", then Karnataka too.

The major cities are Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore. In the rest of the states, the industrial centres are not located in the city, they are usually pretty far. I will post pics later on.
 

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odegaard said:
Pittsburgh was America's manufacturing center during the 1800's, most known for it's steel mills. It was never a beautiful city.
until now (though they need to make it more walkable)...



though odegaard is right, the whole stretch from PA to Michigan used to make just about everything in the country.

Pittsburgh used to have many plants like this one found in Bethlehem Pennsylvania (where Bethlehem Steel was based, former no. 2 steelmaker in US)
 

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Chicago, Houston & Los Angeles are also strong industrial cities. People don't realize how much chemical and petroleum refining is done in Los Angeles, for example.
 

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The Great Hizzy! said:
Chicago, Houston & Los Angeles are also strong industrial cities. People don't realize how much chemical and petroleum refining is done in Los Angeles, for example.
Yes, but those cities have others sources of activity like financial, services and technological sectors. It's obvious that any big city in the US or in any developed country will have an important industrial activity.

But the economy of Detroit is almost entirely based on the industrial production, of cars specially, so that is what it makes it an industrial city.
 

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But the economy of Detroit is almost entirely based on the industrial production, of cars specially, so that is what it makes it an industrial city.
Detroit's economy is still based largely in the automotive industry. But it's hardly the industrial heart of the automotive world. While it is true that Michigan still produces a lot of cars, the majority of the actual vehicle and parts production has moved out of state to cheaper areas of the world. In reality, Detroit is no longer the muscle of the industry, but the brain of the industry. It's where the decisions are made, it's where the cars are engineered, it's where the new technologies are developed. Not only do the American brands have most of their high-tech facilities in the region, but other companies such as Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota have recently opened design, engineering, and research facilities in the Detroit area.

The majority of Detroiters employed in the "auto industry" aren't the ones you'll find on the assembly-line, but the ones you'll find in front of a computer. That's reflected in the fact that well over half of the jobs in the Detroit region are white-collar jobs. Hell, there are even more people employed in the health industry than the auto industry in Detroit.

But then, Detroit is still a leading producer of chemicals, steel, machine and tool parts, and other "dirty industries".
 

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Melbourne is quite a major industrial centre for Australia, the port is quite close to the CBD and there's a LOT of industry around Port Melbourne. Up until about 20 years ago, Southbank (this is where Eureka tower is going up) consisted of old factories and warehouses. There's also a large chemical storage facility near the city on a manmade island, which blew up a few years ago.

Other major cities for industry include Woollongong (sp?), Newcastle and Geelong - the first two are near Sydney while Geelong is an hour out of Melbourne.
 

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main basque industrial cities:

Bilbao, has changed quite a lot recently, it's not an industrial city anymore, but it's metro area is still quite an important industry area within Spain.


mostly known because of Ghery's Guggenheim museum:




most industry is nowadays located in other cities in the metro area like:

Barakaldo, not a very industrial city anymore. Very high-dense residential now:



monument to the worker, i spose:



Sestao, the only city that is still in the 90's industrial crisis... :bash:
shipping industry mainly




Pasaia, quite an important industrial port.





and there are more, but I don't have time to post them... sorry.

There are plenty of Spanish forumers over there, so I wont post cities from other regions, they can do it themselves :angel:
 
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