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What are the 3 most dense downtown areas in the U.S.?

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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
What are the 3 most dense populated downtown areas in the U.S.?
 

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Chicago's traditional downtown is the Loop. Today what most people consider downtown also includes, South Loop, West Loop, River North and a couple other communities. In 2000, River North alone had a density of 48,500 pplpersqr mile. Trust me, that number will increase dramitically by the 2010 census.
 

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I think it is SF, Chicago, and NYC...

and yes, Chicago's Loop population will dramatically increase... and the 3 densities downtowns are opposite direction of each other...

SF, is central-west coast. Chicago is Midwest, central, and NYC is east coast, central... all along the I-80...
 

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I think most people are going to vote for NY, Chicago and San Francisco.
 

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Hmm.. Philadelphia has the 3rd largest downtown population in the U.S. at around 95k people in center city. What's san fran population number in its business district. What's the square mileage of those cities. Philly is around 2 sq. mi. San Fran downtown pop 43k 2003.
http://patrick.net/housing/crash.html

Chicago with 8sq miles of downtown. The downtown area would be larger than midtown at 400k in Chicago's downtown area to get 50k per sq. mi. as you all indicated.
 

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i went with nyc, chicago, and philly. nyc and chicago are obvious. philly was my third pick because it's completely packed with skyscrapers around 500ft or so. because of the gentleman's agreement not to build higher than the william penn statue, downtown got really dense as the city needed to expand outward a little bit and use the most of those 500 feet of air.
 

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NYC, Chicago, SF in that order
 

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This is just being redundant...

NYC
Chicago
SF
 

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hossoso said:
I think most people are going to vote for NY, Chicago and San Francisco.
lol yup. I did. I would have voted for Boston too if it was up there (eventhough that would make 4)
 
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