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Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« on: October 16, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT



A brief tour around the downtown of Connecticut's second largest city: New Haven.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »


^ What is that??

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 10:28:03 AM »
Its a parking garage with street retail.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 12:29:32 PM »
Man, that is some wild architecture.  That thing looks like the sub structure of a football stadium.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 01:25:15 PM »
One thing that sticks out in the NE is the diversity of Architecture.  There are a lot of designs allowed in these cities that would raise eyebrows locally.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 05:42:51 AM »
Okay, I'm Originally from Jax. I'm moving back in 3 years, I can't wait! But enough about me! On to New Haven. I Currently live about 35 mins. from New Haven (Torrington,CT.) New Haven looks great in pics. But past those pics are crappy roads and ALOT of Ghettos! Oh,Yes that is a parking garage with stores on the first level. They do it alot here! New Haven Was great at one time. (I worked on Church st. for 3 yrs.) (I have been here for 25 years) But Taxes (We have Car taxes here,FLA, Does not)(On average 400 to 800 dollars a year...YES, EVERY YEAR! It never ends! Don't pay... They will take your car!) and Drugs are killing the area. The government in New Haven SUCKS!  I hate going down to New Haven at night. Jax Is much cleaner and a much nicer city. And more so at nite! You don't see how great you really have it in Jax, Looking from the Outside In... I can't wait to get back to Jax!  Just my 2 Cents

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 05:46:58 AM »
Oh, I forgot say... Connecticut Has NO PRO FOOTBALL TEAM! Not even one close. You have to drive Hours to see Football! GO JAGS!

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 01:21:53 AM »
OK DJ...... I am defending New Haven...It is funny how New Haven is doing so well. There is more construction going on in New Haven than any other city in Conn. You cannot deny, in your 3 yrs here more restaurants,clubs, streetscape upgrades, etc..   Ghettos?, what is your definition of Ghetto??? Those "crappy areas" as you so stated are being rehabed into beautiful townhouses with rought iron fences and lighing, as well as new street paving. Go to "New Haven Independant" a similar paper to this and you can find many stories on Neighborhood development. Sooo why don't you get a job in Torrington? Since you don't like New Haven...or even Hartford..isn't it closer and "CLEANER" as you call it.  If you are comparing cleanliness I bet Jacksonville is cleaner. Let's be real it has a larger financial base(large companies)paying into the program for cleaning streets and streetscapes. Hey it's Florida!!  Oh and pro team...let's see NH pop 123.thousand ... Jacksonville over 800...c'mon!!!  YOU CANNOT COMPARE NEW HAVEN TO A LARGE CITY in that aspect!!! You are homesick so don't let your love for Florida be predudice towards New Haven!! 


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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 12:10:49 PM »

Well John and DJ, been there done that... Hadn't been to Jacksonville since 1984 - except for a few quick trips. I'm here to tell you if you have that Jax-BUG there is no cure but to come home. I worked in the Garden of Eden, in a "field of dreams" in the job of my dreams. Every day I could watch the condors soar, the green cloud shrouded mountains reveal different scenes and aspects as cloud cover slowly moves about the peaks and valleys. INCREDIBLE. Everyone friendly to the point of family and every family "in love with the fat old Gringo". But once back in Jacksonville I just had to shout - "THANK YOU LORD - I'M HOME!"

From this point on however, I'll always be a man with two countries...

So how do mine stack up?

JACKSONVILLE
More parks but un-kept, dirt and dog piles, broken equipment and locked doors.
MEDELLIN
Less park land, more pavement, much more art, advanced features-functions, clean enough to eat on the walk.

JACKSONVILLE
Architecture, much of the history is out of the downtown, the city suffers from sameness, concrete - a few arches and miles of blue or green metal roofs.
MEDELLIN
Oh My God! Bowls, spires, boxes, pipes, curves, glass, wood, metal, flowers and that's just the downtown towers. Talk about out out of the box? This is out of this world.

JACKSONVILLE
Life, 4 bars and the landing looking like it is post Katrina. For night life go downtown and turn south to 5-Points or San Marco
MEDELLIN
Plaza's with kiosks, Dunkin Donut's to Fine Wine and pastry's. Clubs from Hard Rock to Bamboco, Dancing lights, illuminated spires, omni-present Botero and police = beauty and safety. Where do you want to party.

JACKSONVILLE
Transit, Buses every 40 minutes M/L, a broken Skyway and "A" water taxi
MEDELLIN
Transit, Buses every minute, Sky Cable, Metro Rail, (working on restoring regular rail)

So where do I live? It's a no brainier - JACKSONVILLE is home, MEDELLIN is heaven.


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Re: Elements of Urbanism: New Haven, CT
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 05:57:43 PM »
New Haven has a lingering bad reputation that it does not deserve.

The city and Yale seem to be increasingly warming to each other, which no doubt has helped renewal efforts. In the late 80s, Yale realized that it needed to invest in New Haven and injected tens of millions of dollars into the city for revitalization; New Haven realized not to bite the hand that feeds it and quit antagonizing one of its largest and most renowned employers.