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Learning from Chicago
« on: February 09, 2007, 12:00:00 AM »
Learning from Chicago



The view of the Chicago Skyline from the Adler Planetarium, which is part of Chicago’s museum campus, along with the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and Solider Field, home of the Chicago Bears.  To the left of the skyline is the 110-Story Sears Tower, America’s Tallest Building.

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Nice job
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 07:22:43 AM »
Nice job.  No matter what the size and scale of a city is, there are always things others can learn from them.   For us, its not about how to land a Saks Fifth Avenue in the heart of downtown, its about not overlooking the small things like easy to understand pedestrian signage and end user friendly public parking information.  
"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 09:01:57 AM »
Chicago is such a cool city.  There are some simple things we can learn from them, like signage.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 01:31:48 PM »
Jacksonville will never be Chicago. Obviously. But there are so many things that Chicago gets right that if Jacksonville did, could make our downtown awesome. Public transportation, parking, signage, park space, water access. And I wish we had the Marina Condominiums. They are awesome. Give me Chicago over any other city any day. Somebody described Chicago as a "city lovers city". Truer words may have never been spoken.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 09:27:52 PM »
Jacksonville can never be as big as Chicago...but Jacksonville can be close to it!

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 02:43:30 PM »
Great article!!

Jacksonville can certainly become as big as Chicago.  Given a decent set of city leaders, Jax can most definitely become the largest city in the south.  There is so much potential for this city its crazy!

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Re: Learning from Chicago
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 11:15:00 PM »
Have you ever noticed that they have just built glass balconies on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower? It's insane, but remarkable. Imagine if one day Jacksonville would have something like that if the near future!

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Re: Learning from Chicago
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 12:19:29 AM »


"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” - Muhammad Ali