World Cities

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Have you ever been to a World City?

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  1. The Rhetoric of Life

    The Rhetoric of Life Well-Known Member

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    What makes a city a world city?

    What world cities have you been to?

    Have you ever been to a world city?
     
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    A world city... I would imagine them to be where well to do international companies headquarter out of...

    Seoul, Tokyo, Berlin, Amsterdam, Chicago, Brussels.


    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
     
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  3. The Rhetoric of Life

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    Philadelphia was bigger than Amsterdam, but Amsterdam was a world city and Philadelphia was an American city.
    Amsterdam however, is by far the smallest/littlest world city that I've ever been to, to date, but it is a world city true and true, with the same 'Made in China' tourist crap sporting a different label and everything.
    I'm from London, I'm home in a tourist trap tbh, so I know one when I see one.
    When I went to New York City for the afternoon (from the Jersey Shore)...
    I was 14, first time out of England on that trip to America... I was surprised when I got to New York City and everything was 'normal' to me, despite it being in America and some 3, 000+ miles away on a different continent in a different country, when I was in New York City that day, it felt like I was back in London, was a surreal feeling, and seeing things from home like a HSBC Bank, an English Pub, a picture of the London Underground sign on Subway there in New York City, a double decker bus, a random man with a Welsh flag on his hoodie, just things I noticed in Manhattan.
    I got home from America later that month, I turned 15 in America so I was 15, back at home, and I wondered
    'what was London and what was England?'
    since New York City was another London to me.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city

    I had never heard the term World City before and had to look it up. The closest thing I could find were Global Cities and there are a lot of different categories for those. I have been to all of the Global Giants and probably most of the cities in the other list.
     
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    TBH, having lived in the Washington DC metro area, every city just about I have visited to me is "normal" except for Philadelphia. That particular city is so dingy and grimy looking and the people so unfriendly and arrogant to be living in a slum city, I tend to put it in a special category. So far Memphis is the only other place I have been that nears the Philly experience in a bad way.

    Anyway, because big cities are so "normal" to me, I don't get the awe first time visitors do of them. I became rather jaded about it all. I recall sitting on the Mall one day thinking how stupid it was for people to spend a fortune and come all the way around the world just to visit DC, cherry trees like they could see everywhere else on the planet, and museums mostly full of junk.
     

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