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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc

    Matchup Chicago - Indianapolis

    Article from USA TODAY: The city matchup

    HIGHLIGHTS: Selected from the list -
    Chicago - Indianapolis
    Union stockyards Signature yard Brickyard

    Stretch of Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to the Chicago River Magnificent miles The 2-mile lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Lake Michigan, Chicago River Waterway White River

    Buckingham Fountain at entrance of Grant Park Famous fountains Obelisk Fountain at downtown WWII Memorial
    Nice List.
    Hard to say who is a winner.
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    (for now) Frozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    May 2003
    Staff meeting
    Well, Indy wins in the "Yard" categaory because the Union Stock Yards in Chicago were dismantled about 30 years ago. It's jsut a large industrial park now.

    But the Mag Mile being compared to a racetrack...please...that's a stretch.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Cyburbian drucee's avatar
    Aug 2004
    Chicago has a "Brickyard" too--it's a former unpleasant enclosed mall converted into an unpleasant strip mall.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
    May 2003
    Northwestern Ohio
    Both midwestern cities (if you include the metro) have done relatively well from an economic growth standpoint. Chicago (core city) has somewhat stagnant industrial growth, but home values in many areas are doing well, new skyscrapers continue to pop up, and it is still viewed as a "cool place to go". Metro Chicago is quite a story.....it just keeps growing and expanding.

    Indianapolis is small in comparison.....but has become a hot spot for service industries, warehousing and distribution (location, location, location).

    I have been to both cities.....Chicago more often than Indy.....and I liked both places.

    Da Bear
    Occupy Cyburbia!

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