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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 8:06 PM
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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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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 8:45 PM
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Another good one in Chicago that's ruined by one little detail...

https://goo.gl/maps/mZ6PKRB6JfGZRK6S8
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Another good one in Chicago that's ruined by one little detail...

https://goo.gl/maps/mZ6PKRB6JfGZRK6S8

Haha, had a feeling that tower was going to make an appearance. I'm a little more partial to the view up Wabash though:


http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240877


Don't worry though, I'm sure it'll go out of business sooner or later like all the other Trump hotels.
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Second LaSalle.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:12 PM
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Another good one in Chicago that's ruined by one little detail...

https://goo.gl/maps/mZ6PKRB6JfGZRK6S8
I was gonna say, the Chicago River canyon has to be nominated. However, I will have to admit that I prefer the view east from where the river bifurcates
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:13 PM
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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


This one is definitely a contender
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:25 PM
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I would nominate DC's impressively monumental intersections: https://goo.gl/maps/LuAD1UobpKVAANb37

but I'm not sure if these qualify as skyscrapers. I would call them urban canyons.
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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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Old Posted Oct 27, 2020, 9:42 PM
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Though Europe's best would undoubtedly be Madrid's Gran Via:
Not a skyscraper canyon, but I would nominate London's Regent Street: https://goo.gl/maps/kTVEuPQJafX7L6Zq5
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Not a skyscraper canyon, but I would nominate London's Regent Street: https://goo.gl/maps/kTVEuPQJafX7L6Zq5
Off topic, then.

It only screams - I wanna be Paris! to me, while it just can't.
We've got lots of things with more original limestone and ornaments that look better than this here, scattered over the central city.
I'm not saying it's anything fair. I've never claimed Paris was anything fair... It was just ultra imperialist. That's the wicked way it is.

When I have time and the sky is not too harsh, I'll take my cam' to La Défense to shoot the best high-rise canyon over here.
If this thread is still up here and alive, I'll post my attempt to picture it.
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I'm a fan of Dearborn, especially because you can bike down it easily:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8849...7i16384!8i8192
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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.


Concrete Canyons by Michael Nyiri, on Flickr
Good selection for LA. I would say a more modern canyon that can be a candidate for best in LA would be Grand Ave from Disney Hall looking South, especially after The Grand project is completed.

From what ive seen on this thread so far, gonna be hard to beat that SF canyon and the Chicago one on LaSalle
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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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Off topic, then.

It only screams - I wanna be Paris! to me, while it just can't.
We've got lots of things with more original limestone and ornaments that look better than this here, scattered over the central city.
I'm not saying it's anything fair. I've never claimed Paris was anything fair... It was just ultra imperialist. That's the wicked way it is.

When I have time and the sky is not too harsh, I'll take my cam' to La Défense to shoot the best high-rise canyon over here.
If this thread is still up here and alive, I'll post my attempt to picture it.
Meow. Sorry if I touched a nerve, lol.
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I'm a fan of Dearborn, especially because you can bike down it easily:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8849...7i16384!8i8192
I like that bc of the mixed bunch of buildings in the canyon, looks like 57th street.
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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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Some beautiful, impressive views in here. As for Toronto, it has a few skyscraper canyons, but - and this is ever-so-slightly off-topic - I would posit Bay/King in the financial district as undoubtedly one of the best skyscraper clusters on the planet:

https://goo.gl/maps/s7wkngB1o1STQ2hH7
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I know it's all subjective, but I love First Canadian Place.
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One of my favorite skyscraper canyon views is the one looking north on Park Avenue in NYC as you emerge from the Grand Central Park Avenue wraparound road headed north.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7545...4!8i8192?hl=en

The view from south of Grand Central on Park Ave is no slouch either.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7481...4!8i8192?hl=en
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