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staplesla Mar 26, 2009 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by cata77 (Post 4160007)
that's in dallas? :omg:

Yeah. I own a condo in Uptown Dallas and I'm amazed at how the city has changed in just 5 years. The Uptown/Downtown areas have filled in with 39 new highrises. I love the new Calatrava bridges under construction and the new parks as well. If it wasn't so hot in the Summers I'd move there.

The picture is of Uptown Dallas, just north of downtown. It's now filled in so much though you can't tell the difference between the two from a distance.

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/417/1717ls9.jpg

stormkingfan Mar 26, 2009 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 4158239)

A baby Los Angeles........

stormkingfan Mar 26, 2009 2:38 AM

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Originally Posted by kpexpress (Post 4158279)
The Marriott Residence Inn has a small section of their site on 5th Ave, I wish that they would put in a pool like exists in Dallas. Wouldn't this be sweet looking over 5th Ave?

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...Picture2-1.jpg

I like that. Extend it out another 6 or 7 ft and make the whole extension out of plexiglass, supported by cantilevered beams.

Somebody asked what floor that would be on. How 'bout the top floor of a 70-storey?

staplesla Mar 26, 2009 3:44 AM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 4159388)
WOW - that is CRAZY!!! On which floor is that pool??? Lordie!

If I remember right I think it is somewhere around the 8th floor.

kpexpress Mar 26, 2009 7:02 AM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4160451)
If I remember right I think it is somewhere around the 20th floor.

This amazing pool is at The Joule Hotel in Dallas and would be awesome if there was a pool like this on 5th Ave.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...Picture2-2.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...Picture1-4.jpg
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...Picture3-2.jpg

kpexpress Mar 26, 2009 7:08 AM

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Originally Posted by sdFan09 (Post 4160151)
I know the some of the big issues in San Diego are that we need a new airport and a new stadium. My question is, why doesn't anyone care that we have such a crappy old arena in this town? They have been talking about replacing it since the 80's but nothing has happened. Why do they keep putting lipstick on that pig? I think the Sports Arena is one of the biggest negatives in our city along with a bad airport, stadium and transit. Thoughts?

I think that Sports Arena is a legit problem, but probably not the most pressing. If I had some money to spend on the city my list would be:
Airport (with transit)
Navy Pier Complex
North Embarc Visionary Plan
Stadium
Parks downtown
Trolley line North
Sports Arena

eburress Mar 26, 2009 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4160290)
Yeah. I own a condo in Uptown Dallas and I'm amazed at how the city has changed in just 5 years. The Uptown/Downtown areas have filled in with 39 new highrises. I love the new Calatrava bridges under construction and the new parks as well. If it wasn't so hot in the Summers I'd move there.

The picture is of Uptown Dallas, just north of downtown. It's now filled in so much though you can't tell the difference between the two from a distance.

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/417/1717ls9.jpg

hahahaha - I moved here from Dallas because of the heat! It's a cool town and boy can they get things done. What a contrast from the ridiculously run San Diego who can't do ANYTHING.

eburress Mar 26, 2009 4:32 PM

Watch this to see why Dallas has done so well and how San Diego is lagging behind so many other "can-do" cities. Please pay particular attention to the 1:33 point, because it has particular relevance to San Diego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyZ8Q...layer_embedded

staplesla Mar 26, 2009 7:02 PM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 4161195)
Watch this to see why Dallas has done so well and how San Diego is lagging behind so many other "can-do" cities. Please pay particular attention to the 1:33 point, because it has particular relevance to San Diego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyZ8Q...layer_embedded

The Joule Urban Resort pool is in the video as well.

mello Mar 26, 2009 9:55 PM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 4161195)
Watch this to see why Dallas has done so well and how San Diego is lagging behind so many other "can-do" cities. Please pay particular attention to the 1:33 point, because it has particular relevance to San Diego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyZ8Q...layer_embedded

Yeah that pretty much sums it up. Why Dallas has such a thriving and diverse economy compared to a place like San Diego. There just aren't that many decent jobs for young educated professionals here. Life in SD is such a struggle for young people... It really is a shame when you think about what San Diego could have become if it had the proper leadership. :(

cata77 Mar 26, 2009 11:13 PM

It's just hard to get stuff done here in SD.

staplesla Mar 27, 2009 5:57 AM

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Originally Posted by cata77 (Post 4161897)
It's just hard to get stuff done here in SD.

Having grown up on the east coast, I'm really tired of people saying we just can't get stuff done here. San Diego is no different than any other city; however, people here tend to not raise their voices to their elected leaders. I'm used to thousands of people getting involved in every major situation that arises in a city. But here people don't speak up at the time, then complain later. And in my personal opinion, with the climate, scenery, and the waterfront, SD should be one of the top cities in the U.S.

I know the West Coast is known for its laissez faire attitudes, but come on, this is our city and our future.

eburress Mar 27, 2009 6:38 AM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4162489)
Having grown up on the east coast, I'm really tired of people saying we just can't get stuff done here. San Diego is no different than any other city; however, people here tend to not raise their voices to their elected leaders. I'm used to thousands of people getting involved in every major situation that arises in a city. But here people don't speak up at the time, then complain later. And in my personal opinion, with the climate, scenery, and the waterfront, SD should be one of the top cities in the U.S.

I know the West Coast is known for its laissez faire attitudes, but come on, this is our city and our future.

That's EXACTLY what happens here. The problem though is that all the people getting involved are NIMBYs who don't want airports, stadiums, arenas, libraries, trolley lines, tall buildings, or anything else, because it might block their view, create traffic, create a little noise, or decrease their property values. The idea that decisions are made for the good of the city or region is completely foreign here.

One of San Diego's greatest problems is that its vocal majority are all NIMBYs.

staplesla Mar 27, 2009 5:01 PM

I understand why it's happening. But if things don't change San Diego is going to be in a world of hurt in 10-15 years due to reduced tax revenues and lack of adequate infrastructure. My husband's business is moving its corporate offices from SD to Dallas due to CA taxes, the better airport access in Dallas, and better light rail. And I know of 3 other companies that are doing the same.

eburress Mar 27, 2009 5:34 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4163111)
I understand why it's happening. But if things don't change San Diego is going to be in a world of hurt in 10-15 years due to reduced tax revenues and lack of adequate infrastructure. My husband's business is moving its corporate offices from SD to Dallas due to CA taxes, the better airport access in Dallas, and better light rail. And I know of 3 other companies that are doing the same.

...and it's not like San Diego isn't already in a world of hurt. The city has been in the red for soooooo long as it is and yes, like you said, things are only going to get worse.

cata77 Mar 27, 2009 10:43 PM

Uhhh SD!!!!! :hell:

sdFan09 Mar 27, 2009 11:16 PM

San Diego keeps jerking our emotions around. We hear about cool new projects then someone pisses on them. This town needs to learn how to be a city. It makes me angry that cities with less physical attractiveness have so much more in every other way. If SD ever gets it together the possibilities could be endless. It is very exciting and frustrating at the same time.

cata77 Mar 27, 2009 11:50 PM

^ I agree

PadreHomer Mar 28, 2009 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 4163111)
I understand why it's happening. But if things don't change San Diego is going to be in a world of hurt in 10-15 years due to reduced tax revenues and lack of adequate infrastructure. My husband's business is moving its corporate offices from SD to Dallas due to CA taxes, the better airport access in Dallas, and better light rail. And I know of 3 other companies that are doing the same.

You are preaching to the choir.

OneMetropolis Mar 28, 2009 5:12 AM

Yep that's how it is. Sad:no:


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