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Title: City-Off: The Americas (Boston/Brasilia)
Post by: Platypus on April 09, 2010, 12:32:41 am
THE AMERICAS

1. Vancouver, Canada
2. Toronto, Canada
3. Montreal, Canada
4. Los Angeles, USA
5. Chicago, USA
6. Houston, USA
7. New York City, USA
8. Boston, USA
9. Washington, USA
10. Mexico City, Mexico
11. Monterrey, Mexico
12. Guadalajara, Mexico
13. San Jose, Costa Rica
14. Havana, Cuba
15. Kingston, Jamaica
16. Bogota, Colombia
17. Medellin, Colombia
18. Santiago, Chile
19. Lima, Peru
20. Cuzco, Peru
21. Cordoba, Argentina
22. Buenos Aires, Argentina
23. Caracas, Venezuela
24. Brasilia, Brazil
25. Sao Paulo, Brazil
26. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27. Porto Alegre, Brazil
28. La Paz, Bolivia
29. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
30. Guatemala City, Guatemala

In the qualifying round, Miami, USA and Rosario, Argentina were excluded from the competition. Boston, USA; Washington, USA; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and Cuzco, Peru joined.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 09, 2010, 04:35:38 pm
JOIN

Port-au-Prince
Boston
Porto Alegre
Recife
Santo Domingo

REMOVE

Miami
Brasilia


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Dancing with Myself on April 09, 2010, 04:50:06 pm
Join:

Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Orlando, FL

Remove:


Rosario, Argentina
Medellin, Columbia


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 09, 2010, 04:52:39 pm
Join:
Boston
Cleveland
San Francisco
Washington
Philadelphia

Remove:
Rio de Janeiro
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Hash on April 09, 2010, 05:04:44 pm
Join

Ottawa, Canada
Boston, USA
Washington DC, USA
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Remove
Rosario, Argentina
Guadalajara, Mexico

Removing Rio and Havana would be unbelievably stupid and retarded.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 09, 2010, 05:55:39 pm
Join:
Washington, DC
Philadelphia
Boston
Denver
Seattle

Remove:
Rosario
Medellin


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Edu on April 09, 2010, 05:59:54 pm
IN
Boston, USA
Recife, Brazil
Ushuaia, Argentina
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Cusco, Peru

OUT
Miami, USA
Chicago, USA

Removing Rio and Havana would be unbelievably stupid and retarded.

Yep


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Nhoj on April 09, 2010, 10:37:04 pm
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Santo Domingo, Dominican republic [this one should be here its the oldest European city in the Americas.]
Cusco, Peru [has got to be one of the oldest cities in the Americas]
Ottawa, Canada
Washington DC, USA

Remove:

Miami, USA
Rosario, Argentina


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: big bad fab on April 10, 2010, 03:42:49 am
JOIN:
Port au Prince
Montevideo
Asuncion
Boston
Washington

OUT:
Rosario
Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Qualifying)
Post by: Platypus on April 11, 2010, 10:09:16 pm
VOTES FOR REMOVAL:
Rosario -5
Miami -3

----------------
Medellin -2
Rio de Janeiro -1
Havana -1
Brasilia -1
Chicago -1
Guatemala City -1
Guadalajara -1

VOTES FOR ADDITION:
Boston +6
Washington +5
Port-au-Prince +4
Porto Alegre +3
Cuzco +2.5
-tiebreaker vote
--------------
Ottawa +2
Philadelphia +2
Recife +2
Santo Domingo +2
Atlanta +1
Charlotte +1
Orlando +1
Cleveland +1
San Francisco +1
Denver +1
Seattle +1
Ushuaia +1
Montevideo +1
Asuncion +1

Pairings for the next stage will be announced shortly.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Platypus on April 12, 2010, 01:00:29 am
PART TWO STARTS NOW

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
(http://albeiror24.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/bogota1.jpg)

VS

KINGSTON, JAMAICA
(http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/80/PortofKingston.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 12, 2010, 01:05:49 am
Bogota


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Platypus on April 12, 2010, 01:12:46 am
Because one of my good friends is living there at the moment (and because Jamaica is a homophobic hellhole), I vote Bogota. Screw the kidnappers.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Edu on April 12, 2010, 01:14:35 am
I don't know much about Kingston, i've never been there and i never bothered to learn about it.
I spent a few days in Bogota 5 years ago (3 days) and didn't really do a lot of sightseeing (i was really just passing by to go to Cartagena de Indias where i stayed a week) but the city looked interesting enough, though i admit i never really went too far away from my hotel, partly because there had been some sort of FARC attack a few days before i went there and i remember there were government soldiers absolutely everywhere. A bit intimidating i have to say :P


I still vote for Bogota.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: big bad fab on April 12, 2010, 03:08:53 am
Bogota


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Hash on April 12, 2010, 08:47:21 am
Bogota


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 12, 2010, 09:25:49 am
Kingston


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Nhoj on April 12, 2010, 09:53:07 am
Bogota


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 12, 2010, 10:26:08 am
Bogota


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Bogota/Kingston)
Post by: Platypus on April 13, 2010, 11:05:51 pm
Bogota wins.

CUZCO, PERU
(http://pachamama.ciap.org/IMG/cache-400x300/cuzco_02-2-400x300.jpg)

VS

VANCOUVER, CANADA
(http://z.about.com/d/gocanada/1/0/2/1/-/-/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Edu on April 13, 2010, 11:28:20 pm
I've never been to Canada so i can't speak about Vancouver.

On the other hand i went to Cuzco in the same month i visited Lima and Bolivia and i found it pretty interesting. The city is very well preserved and of course if you want to go to a historic city this one is a must. My only problem with it was that everywhere i went there was this pretty strong smell of piss, sometimes it was unbearable. I would surely have a hard time adjusting if i ever go to live there but I'm glad i went at least once in my life, piss smell notwithstanding ;D

So i vote Cuzco


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 13, 2010, 11:32:06 pm
Cuzco


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Platypus on April 14, 2010, 02:24:35 am
Both seem cool, and my vote has no real basis in anything resembling a reason. Cuzco


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: big bad fab on April 14, 2010, 04:19:32 am
Cuzco !

Vote for history, not artificial cities of North America ;)


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Hash on April 14, 2010, 07:12:19 am
Cuzco. Vancouver has the east side.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 14, 2010, 09:45:00 am
Vancouver


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 14, 2010, 01:57:58 pm
Vancouver


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Nhoj on April 14, 2010, 06:10:56 pm
Cuzco


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Cuzco/Vancouver)
Post by: Platypus on April 15, 2010, 12:37:12 am
Cuzco wins.

CHICAGO, USA
(http://www.richard-seaman.com/USA/Cities/Chicago/Landmarks/ChicagoSkyline1.jpg)

VS

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
(http://www.visiontour.com.mx/MyImages/guadalajara1.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: dead0man on April 15, 2010, 12:45:42 am
Chicago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Nhoj on April 15, 2010, 12:55:52 am
Chicago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Platypus on April 15, 2010, 12:56:35 am
I'd be cool with either of these cities, but I love architecture too much not to vote for Chicago.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Edu on April 15, 2010, 12:56:51 am
Never been to any of them but Chicago looks like another typical american city and not a good looking one at that. Of course maybe i'm wrong, so feel free to enlighten me.

I still vote Guadalajara :P


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: big bad fab on April 15, 2010, 03:41:28 am
Very reluctantly, Chicago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 15, 2010, 07:15:49 am
Chicago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Hash on April 15, 2010, 09:27:34 am
Chicago, reluctantly


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 15, 2010, 11:54:58 am
Chicago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 15, 2010, 05:01:49 pm
Meh... Chicago, I guess.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Chicago/Guadalajara)
Post by: Platypus on April 17, 2010, 11:46:04 pm
Chicago wins.

SANTIAGO, CHILE
(http://www.happytellus.com/img/santiago/santiago-chile_103.jpg)

VS

MONTERREY, MEXICO
(http://www.pictureninja.com/pages/mexico/monterrey-skyline.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Platypus on April 18, 2010, 12:10:11 am
I absolutely loved Santiago when I went. The people are lovely (and unusually short), the slums are still walkable and the metro is fantastic. There was a very real class division, but the worst off were better off than in the other places I went with the exception of Montevideo. Great clubs, great people, easy to get to the Andes or the Pacific. If it wasn't for the pollution I could live there quite easily. Monterrey is apparently quite pleasant, by my vote is firmly for Santiago.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Nhoj on April 18, 2010, 12:11:14 am
SANTIAGO, CHILE.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 18, 2010, 12:21:43 am
Santiago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: justW353 on April 18, 2010, 12:23:19 am
That picture of Santiago is incredible, with the Andes in the background.  I vote for Santiago.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Hash on April 18, 2010, 06:58:37 am
Santiago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 18, 2010, 09:54:47 am
Santiago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Edu on April 18, 2010, 03:20:44 pm
Monterrey might be nice, but Santiago is gorgeous. I only went there once when i was 8 but it did leave me a lasting impression. No contest from me.

Santiago.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 18, 2010, 05:14:35 pm
Monterrey


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Cubby on April 19, 2010, 02:21:57 am
Santiago


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Santiago/Monterrey)
Post by: Platypus on April 19, 2010, 07:59:08 pm
Santiago wins.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
(http://www.qctop.com/articles/upload/BuenosAires-42524.jpg)

VS

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
(http://www.photochris.com/images/Port-au-Prince-27-vu%20d'en%20hautjpg.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on April 19, 2010, 09:21:01 pm
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 19, 2010, 09:50:17 pm
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Edu on April 19, 2010, 10:37:45 pm
Of course i will be biased in this survivor in regards to the city i love the most. In fact i think that I'll never vote against it :P. Thankfully this is an even easier decision for me.

I vote Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Nhoj on April 19, 2010, 11:55:09 pm

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Platypus on April 20, 2010, 12:39:07 am
I spent about a month in Buenos Aires a few years ago, and it was nice but nothing spesh. That said, it doesn't need to be to beat Port-au-Prince. I vote Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Cubby on April 20, 2010, 03:37:01 am
Port-au-Prince

Since Buenos Aires will win anyway, and I have reasons to like both cities. Also a sympathy vote because of the earthquake.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 20, 2010, 03:53:44 am
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Hash on April 20, 2010, 07:10:19 am
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 20, 2010, 11:10:19 am
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 20, 2010, 03:57:26 pm
Buenos Aires


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Buenos Aires/Port-au-Prince)
Post by: Platypus on April 22, 2010, 03:51:15 am
Buenos Aires wins.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
(http://www.thetravelpeach.com/central-american-vacations/costa-rica/san-jose-costa-rica.jpg)

VS

WASHINGTON, USA
(http://www.solarnavigator.net/geography/geography_images/Washington_DC_Monument_White_House.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Platypus on April 22, 2010, 04:07:44 am
Washington. I'm sure San Jose would be a great place to visit, and I don't want it to be a whitewash, but Washington is just a bit cooler.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on April 22, 2010, 04:08:11 am
San Jose


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 22, 2010, 07:35:19 am
I was thinking that it would be San Jose, California. :P

I vote Washington.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Nhoj on April 22, 2010, 09:54:52 am
WASHINGTON, USA


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Edu on April 22, 2010, 12:19:29 pm
I've been to Costa Rica 9 or 10 years ago and spent most of the time travelling around the country so my memory is a bit fuzzy in regards to San Jose (i remember more the time i spent in the Jungle :P). I don't remember any bad stuff happening, so i guess it was nice :P
I haven't been to Washington DC (in fact i just went to the US once in my life and it was a couple of days in Miami and it was a horrible experience) but my mother went there 2 years ago and said it was great and looking at the pics she took i will say that I'm tempted about going sometime in the future.

I vote Washington


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 22, 2010, 01:21:48 pm
Washington


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Hash on April 22, 2010, 03:33:39 pm
Washington DC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: justW353 on April 22, 2010, 05:20:44 pm
Washington DC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 22, 2010, 08:16:44 pm
Washington DC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 23, 2010, 12:53:04 am
Washington


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Cubby on April 24, 2010, 04:21:46 am
Its feels wrong to do this but:

San Jose

Washington as a city (aside from the federal government) isn't as good as other major US Cities. I'd choose it over Los Angeles though.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: big bad fab on April 24, 2010, 04:28:23 pm
Washington


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (San Jose/Washington)
Post by: Platypus on April 24, 2010, 04:49:42 pm
Washington wins.

TORONTO, CANADA
(http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/original/toronto.jpg)

VS

NEW YORK CITY, USA
(http://wooks1.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/new-york-city-skyline-blue-large.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 24, 2010, 04:55:31 pm
NYC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Platypus on April 24, 2010, 05:09:40 pm
Another ridiculously tough choice. Seems a bit unfair that the two are paired against eachother, because Toronto would easily get my vote if it wasn't up against New York City.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: justW353 on April 24, 2010, 06:26:39 pm
The Big Apple, NYC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Nhoj on April 24, 2010, 07:52:30 pm
NEW YORK CITY, USA


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 24, 2010, 08:17:29 pm
New York City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Hash on April 24, 2010, 09:38:51 pm
NYC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Edu on April 24, 2010, 11:06:13 pm
Never been to either of them, but while i feel that Toronto looks like a great city, New York can't really be kicked out right now.

I vote NYC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 25, 2010, 01:11:17 am
NYC


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 25, 2010, 02:12:20 am
New York City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Hatman 🍁 on April 25, 2010, 09:42:58 am
Toronto. Someone has to vote for it.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: big bad fab on April 25, 2010, 02:44:13 pm
NY


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Cubby on April 26, 2010, 02:36:52 am
This is so unfair!  Toronto is a great city

But New York City is one of the best in the world, so it gets my vote


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Toronto/New York City)
Post by: Platypus on April 27, 2010, 01:42:30 am
New York City wins.

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA
(http://home1.gte.net/gomezedg/images/medellin.jpg)

VS

LIMA, PERU
(http://images01.olx.com.ve/ui/1/25/87/f_13081887_1.jpeg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 27, 2010, 01:45:49 am
Lima


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Edu on April 27, 2010, 01:50:24 am
Lima is very pretty, though i prefered Cuzco. Never been to Medellin, but it doesn't look that spectacular.

I vote Lima


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: big bad fab on April 27, 2010, 01:55:23 am
Lima


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 27, 2010, 02:07:56 am
Lima


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Hash on April 27, 2010, 07:10:27 am
Lima of course


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Nhoj on April 27, 2010, 09:57:00 am
I have a cousin who lives in Medellin so i have to vote for it :)


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 27, 2010, 12:08:08 pm
Lima


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Platypus on April 28, 2010, 06:47:51 am
Pretty obvious choice. Lima.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Medellin/Lima)
Post by: Platypus on April 28, 2010, 07:34:12 am
Lima wins.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
(http://iguide.travel/photos/Mexico_City-10.jpg)

VS

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
(http://www.destinationsinbrazil.com/Images/porto_alegre4.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: big bad fab on April 28, 2010, 07:57:03 am
Mexico City

(so important it can't be eliminated so early)


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Hash on April 28, 2010, 08:43:48 am
Porto Alegre


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Nhoj on April 28, 2010, 10:44:46 am
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on April 28, 2010, 10:46:00 am
Mexico City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on April 28, 2010, 10:46:32 am
Mexico City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on April 28, 2010, 11:27:46 am
Porto Alegre


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Edu on April 28, 2010, 11:15:10 pm
Bah, i only spent a couple of days in Mexico city the same summer i went to Playa del Carmen and i really didn't like the place, plus i use contacts and i got an allergy or something and it was most annoying :P
On the other hand Brazil is the country i have visited the most (i must have been there like 6 or 7 times and in 5 or 6 different cities), especially when i was a little kid and Porto Alegre is great, certainly enjoyed my time there.

I vote Porto Alegre


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: justW353 on April 28, 2010, 11:33:20 pm
Mexico City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on April 29, 2010, 12:27:20 am
Porto Alegre


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Cubby on April 29, 2010, 12:37:07 am
Mexico City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Platypus on May 05, 2010, 02:31:14 am
Mexico City, purely for historical reasons.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Mexico City/Porto Alegre)
Post by: Platypus on May 05, 2010, 02:34:48 am
Mexico City wins.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
(http://rvainilla.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/guatemala_city_b350w.jpg)

VS

LOS ANGELES, USA
(http://gregorylarson.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/2009-07-los-angeles.jpg)

Vote for your preferred city. Voting will last for at least 24 hours.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: big bad fab on May 05, 2010, 03:13:01 am
Reluctantly, Los Angeles


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Platypus on May 05, 2010, 03:14:07 am
Reluctantly, Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Hash on May 05, 2010, 07:44:48 am
Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Nhoj on May 05, 2010, 09:47:16 am
Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on May 05, 2010, 09:49:01 am
Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 05, 2010, 10:44:05 am
Reluctantly, LA


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 05, 2010, 11:53:02 am
Los Angeles


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Edu on May 05, 2010, 12:19:53 pm
I've been to Guatemala city about 6 years ago and i quite liked it, despite it's crime issues it looked like a decent place to live (or at least visit for a while :P). Never been to Los Angeles and all i can gather about it, is what i read and what i see in the movies or TV series and frankly I'm not impressed. Plus i think the US will have ample representation in this survivor, so this one won't be missed.

I vote Guatemala City


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Cubby on May 06, 2010, 12:36:19 am
Guatemala City


I am not a fan of L.A.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 06, 2010, 02:23:51 pm
Los Angeles


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Guatemala City/Los Angeles)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2010, 01:04:54 am
Guatemala City wins.

HAVANA, CUBA
(http://nanoobjetos.fmc.uam.es/users/plmcn7/pics/havana-harbor.jpg)

VS

CORDOBA, ARGENTINA
(http://www.mundo-espanol.com/media//media/argentina/catedral-cordoba-argentina-426.jpg-426-480x480.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2010, 01:06:03 am
In all honesty, it probably doesn't deserve to win this matchup. But Cordoba was good to me, and I can't wait to return.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Shilly on May 09, 2010, 01:17:29 am
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Edu on May 09, 2010, 01:33:05 am
I'm planning on going to Havana in the next few years while on the other hand i've been a couple of times to Cordoba. Havana is probably going to win and maybe it should but Córdoba is beautiful and i'm going to act like a good patriot.

I vote Córdoba.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 09, 2010, 01:52:52 am
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Nhoj on May 09, 2010, 01:59:11 am
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 09, 2010, 02:04:54 am
Córdoba


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 09, 2010, 02:12:57 am
La Habana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Edu on May 09, 2010, 02:25:26 am
:(


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 09, 2010, 04:39:38 am
Sorry Edu, but I can't vote for Córdoba. 1978 loses Germany against Austria in this city. Every year we must hear the Original Commentary of the Austrian Radio from this game and I can't hear it anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jr0H8nnRgs


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Hash on May 09, 2010, 09:01:05 am
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: big bad fab on May 09, 2010, 03:19:28 pm
Havana


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 10, 2010, 11:06:51 am
Cordoba


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Havana/Cordoba)
Post by: Platypus on May 15, 2010, 11:54:26 pm
Havana wins.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
(http://endangerededen.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/rio-de-janeiro-cbd-area.jpg)

VS

MONTREAL, CANADA
(http://cchp.meca.polymtl.ca/fpcm9/images/downtown-montreal.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 16, 2010, 12:20:25 am
Rio


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Platypus on May 16, 2010, 12:25:30 am
This one is tough. Montreal seems like Melbourne but cold and Francophone; Rio is like a dangerous, Latin American Sydney. Both seem awesome, but my vote goes for Montreal.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Nhoj on May 16, 2010, 12:39:01 am
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 16, 2010, 12:49:58 am
Rio de Janeiro


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Edu on May 16, 2010, 01:33:35 am
Sorry, but i have to go with my Brazilian brothers in this one. The city is just great fun all around and being from Argentina it's not like hanging around close to favelas or shantytowns is that great of a turnoff.

I vote Río de janeiro


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 16, 2010, 02:19:54 am
Rio de Janeiro


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Hash on May 16, 2010, 08:58:24 am
Apologies to my hometown, but I can't vote against a great city like Rio.

Rio. The favelas can't be as bad as Montreal-Nord or Hochelaga (and Copacabana/Leblon are definitely superior to NDG, Le Plateau, Westmount or Baie-d'Urfe), and Montreal's old airport isn't on some cool island off the city.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: big bad fab on May 16, 2010, 12:27:12 pm
Rio


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 16, 2010, 12:28:09 pm
Montreal!


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Rio de Janeiro/Montreal)
Post by: Platypus on May 18, 2010, 02:15:00 am
Rio de Janeiro wins.

CARACAS, VENEZUELA
(http://www.mission.net/venezuela/caracas/images/caracas2.jpg)

VS

HOUSTON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(http://semitough.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/downtown-houston-4a.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on May 18, 2010, 02:16:53 am
Caracas


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Edu on May 18, 2010, 02:29:30 am
Never been to Houston and Caracas is pretty nice (I spent only 2 days there though :P)

I vote Caracas


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Nhoj on May 18, 2010, 02:37:51 am

CARACAS, VENEZUELA


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: big bad fab on May 18, 2010, 03:05:46 am
Caracas


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Hash on May 18, 2010, 06:17:47 am
Caracas


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on May 18, 2010, 11:24:36 am
Caracas


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on May 18, 2010, 12:21:26 pm
Houston


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Platypus on May 19, 2010, 01:12:10 am
Meh. Caracas.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on May 19, 2010, 01:27:41 am
Houston


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on May 26, 2010, 04:01:53 pm
Caracas, even with the climate.

I'd be curious to see Houston though.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Caracas/Houston)
Post by: Platypus on June 06, 2010, 09:10:16 pm
Caracas wins.

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
(http://laniel.free.fr/INDEXES/GraphicsIndex/LA%20PAZ%202/La_Paz_400.jpg)

VS

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
(http://www.destination360.com/south-america/brazil/images/st/sao-paulo.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Vazdul (Formerly Chairman of the Communist Party of Ontario) on June 06, 2010, 09:36:44 pm
Sao Paulo


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on June 06, 2010, 10:45:56 pm
São Paulo


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: big bad fab on June 07, 2010, 01:41:21 am
La Paz


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Magic 8-Ball on June 07, 2010, 01:41:39 am
São Paulo


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Edu on June 07, 2010, 01:53:52 am
You know what? i liked Sao paulo, not because the city is particularly beautiful but becasue i had a good time there, but La Paz is i believe a more interesting place to go than Sao Paulo (and i love to travel to Brazil). It also makes the round interesting :P

I vote for La Paz


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Hash on June 07, 2010, 07:57:47 am
São Paulo ftw.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Hans-im-Glück on June 07, 2010, 09:44:21 am
São Paulo


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Franzl on June 07, 2010, 09:47:25 am
La Paz


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Benwah [why on Earth do I post something] Courseyay on June 07, 2010, 11:45:56 am
I'd also like to see Sao Paulo, but:

La Paz.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Cubby on June 08, 2010, 01:32:07 am
Sao Paulo

Even though Evo is an FF


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: RIP Robert H Bork on June 08, 2010, 12:48:34 pm
La Paz


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2012, 10:32:45 pm
La Paz is disgusting, but I've heard Sao Paulo is even worse. So I have to go with the one I know is a sh**thole, La Paz, because at least I know where the bus terminal is there.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2012, 10:36:12 pm
6-6 tie, so my vote is discounted, and Sao Paulo wins.

BOSTON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(http://www.seatconsortium.com/portals/0/Images/Boston/boston%20with%20liberty%20hotel.jpg)

VS

BRASILIA, BRAZIL
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e0lXzfOELv8/Thz1K5GuIoI/AAAAAAAAAvg/-fmFNp7M-0g/s1600/brasilia_skyline.jpg)

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Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (La Paz/Sao Paulo)
Post by: Platypus on May 09, 2012, 10:38:42 pm
Back after a long hiatus, hopefully there is still interest. I vote for Boston to finish off this stage of the competition in The Americas.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Boston/Brasilia)
Post by: Nhoj on May 09, 2012, 11:59:47 pm
Boston


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Boston/Brasilia)
Post by: big bad fab on May 10, 2012, 01:53:32 am
Boston


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Boston/Brasilia)
Post by: batmacumba on May 10, 2012, 06:17:56 pm
The big dig, despite its flaws, is a awesome wellcome for contemporary urbanism and maybe the best initiative in since I don't remember when. But being a Brazilian architect, even having my critics on It, I cannot vote for another city.

Brasília.


Title: Re: City-Off: The Americas (Boston/Brasilia)
Post by: Platypus on May 11, 2012, 01:09:35 am
Boston wins the final contest in this group.