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Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« on: December 01, 2009, 04:46:11 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Louisville



Metro Jacksonville takes a look at the downtown of another consolidated city: Louisville.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2009-dec-elements-of-urbanism-louisville

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 08:44:38 AM »
One haggle:

Your "Jacksonville: East Bay Street, located between Main Street and Liberty Street. " comment pertaining to entertainment district is a little outdated in my opinion.

London Bridge, Poppy Love Smoke, & Dos Gatos are just around the corner, literally, from the strip on E. Bay. Very close and very walkable.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 08:46:12 AM »
Lake - 2 questions, where is the snow? And second, where are the pics of Union Station? Third I guess, are Decoursey Yards still in operation? They are bigger than any yard in the Jax area, width wise.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 09:31:01 AM »
fsu813, thanks.  You're right.

mtraininjax, I took the pics a couple of months ago after a rain storm while passing through on a Chicago-Nashville trip (thus no snow), and realized I forgot to get a shot of the old union station once I arrived in Nashville. Decoursey is no longer in operation.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 09:52:05 AM »
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London Bridge, Poppy Love Smoke, & Dos Gatos are just around the corner, literally, from the strip on E. Bay. Very close and very walkable.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 09:59:50 AM »
What is LIT??

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 10:00:16 AM »
Just prior to consolidation, Louisville lost the crown as KY's largest city for the first time ever in 2002. The original city had been declining for decades and was just part of the reason for the merger.

You should've also mentioned the Fairgrounds as convention space, mainly Freedom Hall because it is considered convention space.

Lastly, Louisville is on the Ohio, not Kentucky River.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 10:05:04 AM »
^True, I thought I had corrected that mistake earlier this morning.  I guess not.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 11:07:23 AM »

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 11:40:42 AM »
Ohh sorry, I guess I missed the name change.

In regards to the article and Jax v Louis, I really liked that it compared two very similar cities.  Obviously we got whooped in the convention center department.  It looks like Louisville has more medium density mixed use areas, but on the whole I'd give the win to Jax. 

One thing I've noticed lately; we have a few very tall buildings for such a lackluster downtown.  Does anyone know why this is the case, or care to offer up an explanation??

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 04:32:11 PM »
Zissou:  office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks, office parks

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 04:33:31 PM »
also it is good to see they embrace their historic buildings.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2009, 07:55:39 PM »
Wish you would've snapped a picture of the AEGON Center. It is very impressive building and looks great.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2009, 08:18:44 PM »
I took one but it did not turn out too good.  Anyway, for those who don't know, here is an image of the AEGON Center, Louisville's tallest building.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Louisville
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2009, 08:21:32 PM »
Wow - what a difference it makes having the top lit up - BOA, anyone home?