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Old Posted Jun 19, 2017, 12:26 AM
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oh really?

fact: manhattan and the city of paris have (roughly) the same population density

manhattan consists of some rowhouses, and mostly highrise apartments. paris consists of no rowhouses, some highrises, and mostly 5-6 story limestone residential apartment buildings.

one would conclude on the basis of the residential built environment that manhattan has far greater densities, yet it does not.

but:

huge areas of manhattan (compared to paris) are residential dead zones with 0 /sq mile population densities, due to parks and office space being inside the borough.

very few areas of Paris (compared to manhattan) are like this, due to parks and office space being outside the city limits, specifically la defense and other parts of the suburbs.

thus: any residential area in Manhattan is going to house more people, and display a higher density than Paris (or, say Barcelona which is even more residential than paris is)
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