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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 4:54 PM
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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.

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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 5:20 PM
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Maybe Pine Street in Lower Manhattan?

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7063...7i16384!8i8192
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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.
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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.
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Hong Kong's Hennessey Road in the 70s:


https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/561050066075959486/


Not quite as colourful, but still pretty impressive today:


https://www.pic2map.com/wllzs.html


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


time for a bit of shopping
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Kowloon Streets
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Night at Central, Hong Kong
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Etc.
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A small but interesting one - Kungsgatan in Stockholm:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/771145...50795/sizes/l/



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


https://www.wanderlustchloe.com/wher...tay-in-madrid/
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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.
Indeed. For locals it’s already chaotic, strange too big to make sense of it. For a foreigner then, I think it’s even more dramatic.

When I moved to São Paulo from the orderly Londrina, I just like Downtown as a concept, not a place to go let alone to live in.

Well, moved year this year and I’m loving it. Amazing nightlife, lots of new restaurants, a great mix of people from all social backgrounds, ethnics, which is refreshing in such unequal and elitist society like Brazilian.
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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

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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

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.
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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.
I love the scenery but I hate walking up that hill. I agree that it's one of the best canyons, though.
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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

just beautiful!
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Three more canyons outside NYC/Chicago with pre-War gems.

South Broad Street in Philadelphia

William Penn Place in Pittsburgh

Griswold Street in Detroit

On a rather random note, the corner of Park and Robinson in Oklahoma City has lovely Art Deco towers on three corners.
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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
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The first 2 streets that came to mind were...
1 Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo
2 Tehran Street, Seoul
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I second LaSalle Street. Absolutely stunning.
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An honorable mention goes to the streetscape that kindled my interest in cities: the low-rise brawn of Washington Avenue in St. Louis.

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