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Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« on: April 15, 2009, 05:00:00 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse



Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the downtown core of Syracuse, NY.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/content/view/1054

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 08:46:47 AM »
Syracuse seems to have followed the same path as Jacksonville; a decline of downtown and the urban albatross, and a marked decline in population.  At least they didn't tear down their old historic skyscrapers and buildings...but I don't see many modern scrapers downtown. In the 1950's, Syracuse was bigger than Jacksonville.  That Church looks like our Church which is on Hemming Plaza.  Don't seem like there's much going on in Syracuse these days; a sleepy College town I guess.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 09:07:38 AM »
Some excellent historical architecture. While there are many factors that have contributed to it's decline, I think if this city was located in warmer climes it would at least be growing a little. It would at least gotten consideration from me. :)

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 01:20:31 PM »
I'm from Syracuse. I'm glad you did this article. Those are some great shots of some places I know very, very well!

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 06:02:35 PM »
Syracuse is the home of one of the most prestigous universities in the country, with a very significant student residency number. Jacksonville has JU and UNF Edward Waters most students reside in the city with family.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Syracuse
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 06:48:44 PM »
I spent a week in Syracuse just before spring break 2 years ago.  This Florida boy has never seen so much snow.
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