Philly is quite a dense city as well. It has that gritty vibe with its prewars, and layout.
Credit: Jameson Harrington
I hope the city gains more people. The thing is, the core is getting much bigger and denser, as this shot was 6 days ago, but the population is not matching it. I presume an influx of lower wealth towards the burbs. Lots of mid rise construction occurring. While its not a high rise magnet in terms of a boom, theres quite a nice amount of infill occuring all over.