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the urban politician Oct 27, 2020 4:54 PM

Nominate the greatest skyscraper canyon on the planet
 
Nominate it, and post a Google streetview along with it. For those who agree, please second any nominations.

The canyons with the most nominations will be added to a second thread that I will start that will also include a poll.

The winner gets a free 1 year supply of Kaopectate, the BEST for diarrhea and cramping

Stay Stoked Brah Oct 27, 2020 5:06 PM

57th street?
https://goo.gl/maps/YQB7AYV7LMcUSbdy6

HomeInMyShoes Oct 27, 2020 5:07 PM

Thanks for making me laugh TUP. :)


Wall Street in New York. Hard to really do it justice, but the narrowness of the street and the buildings.

Stay Stoked Brah Oct 27, 2020 5:09 PM

Monroe st chicago
https://goo.gl/maps/DupvKX39xU3wyj5i9

Crawford Oct 27, 2020 5:20 PM

Maybe Pine Street in Lower Manhattan?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7063...7i16384!8i8192

homebucket Oct 27, 2020 5:29 PM

California St. Not the tallest or densest in the city but probably the most scenic, and thus the greatest. It really highlights the things that make SF iconic. The hills, the bridges, cable cars, Chinese heritage, and to a lesser extent the skyscrapers.

https://goo.gl/maps/d8sJfCGvnMJkE3rbA

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/77...7179e1a847.jpg

badrunner Oct 27, 2020 5:30 PM

I don't think those narrow streets and alleys make for great skyscraper canyons. Are we just picking the narrowest streets with the tallest buildings? Aesthetically, I prefer longer sightlines and grand vistas, like Park Ave through the Upper East Side: https://goo.gl/maps/Dr2XGphFZ6QiJ7G78

the urban politician Oct 27, 2020 5:32 PM

I figure NYC will have several.

Chicago will have a few too.

We need some Toronto and Hong Kong, Shanghai, etc....

Bring it on!

MonkeyRonin Oct 27, 2020 5:33 PM

LaSalle Street, Chicago

https://i.imgur.com/1og4GFF.jpg
https://www.valfischer.com/products/...ridge-original

yuriandrade Oct 27, 2020 5:37 PM

Not the best of the world, but worth mentioning: São Paulo's 9 de Julho Avenue.

Not NYC's heights, but for the whole landscape, with a very deep valley with highrises going up a 50 m hill, with all shapes and sizes with some good examples of modernist architecture.

I also like this very dystopian, futurist, unsettling, non-descriptive urban environment:

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.560...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.561...!7i5376!8i2688

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.554...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.551...7i16384!8i8192

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To me, Chicago River and the neighbouring skyscrapers are the best urban canyon in the world. And like Grand Canyon, it even gets a river.

badrunner Oct 27, 2020 5:43 PM

There are bigger skyscraper canyons in LA, but my favorite is 7th st. Almost exclusively made up of 1920s office buildings. The palm trees are nice too.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4317/3...d5edf013_h.jpg
Concrete Canyons by Michael Nyiri, on Flickr

dimondpark Oct 27, 2020 5:47 PM

The first 2 streets that came to mind were...
1 Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo
2 Tehran Street, Seoul

badrunner Oct 27, 2020 5:50 PM

Dubai with its ridiculous urban freeway skyscraper canyon: https://goo.gl/maps/phb8H9uujkeGTagJ6

softee Oct 27, 2020 6:06 PM

Not the greatest in the world by a long shot, but these are the greatest in Toronto:

Adelaide Street:
https://goo.gl/maps/FM9cV8EkjJERqCjh6
https://goo.gl/maps/YWpHMBM7uRqfC7XK6

Bay Street:
https://goo.gl/maps/AoMLMYW5jNuJwhya7

King Street:
https://goo.gl/maps/ysZMrGk8V4Gi6mQe6

Yonge Street:
https://goo.gl/maps/nw4fpbzd1rWq1rYcA

Gardiner Expressway canyon:
https://goo.gl/maps/oSAMsFpZ4FfQ43kk6

Stay Stoked Brah Oct 27, 2020 6:30 PM

market at pine in San Francisco
https://goo.gl/maps/ins3jNFvBFwcL1Du6

ChiSoxRox Oct 27, 2020 6:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonkeyRonin (Post 9086862)

I second LaSalle Street. Absolutely stunning.

MonkeyRonin Oct 27, 2020 7:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuriandrade (Post 9086866)
Not the best of the world, but worth mentioning: São Paulo's 9 de Julho Avenue.

Not NYC's heights, but for the whole landscape, with a very deep valley with highrises going up a 50 m hill, with all shapes and sizes with some good examples of modernist architecture.

I also like this very dystopian, futurist, unsettling, non-descriptive urban environment:

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.560...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.561...!7i5376!8i2688

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.554...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/@-23.551...7i16384!8i8192


Downtown Sao Paulo is so cool. The layered, tiered effect caused by the topography helps to make it seem like one of the most intensely urban places in the world.

MonkeyRonin Oct 27, 2020 7:11 PM

Hong Kong's Hennessey Road in the 70s:

https://i.imgur.com/UYVe0Mf.jpg
https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/561050066075959486/


Not quite as colourful, but still pretty impressive today:

https://i.imgur.com/RAtXxFH.jpg
https://www.pic2map.com/wllzs.html


Hong Kong really just has too many to choose from though.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4842/4...0660259c_c.jpg
time for a bit of shopping
by wizard cg, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/3815/1...722466e1_c.jpg
Kowloon Streets
by sw__uk, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...426d95fb_c.jpg
Night at Central, Hong Kong
by johnlsl, on Flickr
Etc.

JManc Oct 27, 2020 7:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homebucket (Post 9086850)
California St. Not the tallest or densest in the city but probably the most scenic, and thus the greatest. It really highlights the things that make SF iconic. The hills, the bridges, cable cars, Chinese heritage, and to a lesser extent the skyscrapers.

https://goo.gl/maps/d8sJfCGvnMJkE3rbA

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/77...7179e1a847.jpg

New York's are much more massive but this view is more striking; with the incline and the (Bay?) bridge. Walking up and down that hill is hella fun too.

MonkeyRonin Oct 27, 2020 7:37 PM

A small but interesting one - Kungsgatan in Stockholm:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3700/1...96bd6ba6_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/771145...50795/sizes/l/



Though Europe's best would undoubtedly be Madrid's Gran Via:

https://i.imgur.com/JAo65A6.jpg
https://www.wanderlustchloe.com/wher...tay-in-madrid/


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