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Old Posted Oct 28, 2020, 1:56 PM
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In Manhattan, any of the Midtown canyons are of course fantastic (though I'd say the West 30s are generally the best of the best); but my real favourites are some of the broad, north-south residential canyons on the Upper East and West sides, especially where you get a view downhill: https://goo.gl/maps/CAXQTXtRzFwGtFhH9

One of my favourite intersections downtown: https://goo.gl/maps/gn5bP6z3xGqgDr1V7
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The 42nd St crosstown perspective might be the most famous canyon in Manhattan. It's the vantage point most often referenced to witness the Manhattanhenge phenomenon: https://goo.gl/maps/KJ1Rx19E1Ce6io5A6
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^ Nice links, guys. Manhattan's canyons are probably the greatest. They go on forever, plus many of them are lined with prewar buildings, which make them unique. No place on earth has that. Chicago probably has the closest thing to that, but even then it is nowhere even remotely close in scale.
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It's the vantage point most often referenced to witness the Manhattanhenge phenomenon
funny, in chicago, because the street grid is true E-W/N-S, we have what we call "Chicagohenge" on every vernal and autumnal equinox, where the sun sets directly down the E-W skyscraper canyons of the loop.

it's kind of become a mini-event within the city every spring and fall.


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It may be an unpopular opinion but I absolutely love those neon signs and advertisements. So Blade Runner-esque.
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Some other Toronto canyons!

A few more in the financial district:

Sheppard St
https://goo.gl/maps/smpTvLwu6Z32m8sFA
Temperance St
https://goo.gl/maps/E3HVVMXtrA41DWmM9
Victoria St
https://goo.gl/maps/XB4PNjhuGmtNofGj8

Other parts of downtown away from the FiDi:

Bloor St W
https://goo.gl/maps/nVcSv3juDKqzzdfZA
Bay St near College
https://goo.gl/maps/eYgyBQRhLeugtD4z6
Bay St near Bloor:
https://goo.gl/maps/oinfefw32fbS8tvw5
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I like, in no particular order:

The two lower-Manhattan examples.
Chicago-Wabash looking north towards Trump Tower.
SF example.
One of the Hong Kongs
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Brickell Avenue in Miami should get a nomination:
https://goo.gl/maps/enRxnRsyUiKAKiaT8
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^Ya I was looking at Brickell yesterday
Houston has a canyon:
https://goo.gl/maps/A17cRSAZ2aBXQ3Dp7
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The intersection of 5th Avenue and Cherry Way in Pittsburgh gives you two canyons with dramatic ends at one spot.

https://goo.gl/maps/wnhsCxD3GDkWBgR4A

I've got to get to Pittsburgh and see that dramatic urban texture in downtown first hand.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2020, 8:18 PM
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The intersection of 5th Avenue and Cherry Way in Pittsburgh gives you two canyons with dramatic ends at one spot.

https://goo.gl/maps/wnhsCxD3GDkWBgR4A

I've got to get to Pittsburgh and see that dramatic urban texture in downtown first hand.
A merger of canyons! i found a canyon in Boston:
https://goo.gl/maps/W6ET7hGGgNzvqo9z5
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A merger of canyons! i found a canyon in Boston:
https://goo.gl/maps/W6ET7hGGgNzvqo9z5
I love the alleyways snaking through Boston.

One of my trip ideas post Covid is fly into Pittsburgh, then do an Amtrak loop of Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-New York-Boston.
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Greatest skyscraper canyon is a boring conversation, because it's NYC. So many great options from Park Ave, 57th St, Avenue of the Americas, Broadway, Wall Street, etc. etc. etc.

Best skyscraper canyon in each city? That's a more exciting conversation to me.

Philadelphia

Here are the two best.

Market Street:

Phillyhenge, 1852, 2020-09-04 by Robert Sartain, on Flickr


The Girard at East Market by Philly By Drone, on Flickr

Broad Street:

City Hall Philadelphia - Broad Street by Richard Ricciardi, on Flickr


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Griswold Street in Detroit is my pick for best non-Chicago Midwestern canyon.


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Greatest skyscraper canyon is a boring conversation, because it's NYC. So many great options from Park Ave, 57th St, Avenue of the Americas, Broadway, Wall Street, etc. etc. etc.

Best skyscraper canyon in each city? That's a more exciting conversation to me.

Philadelphia

Here are the two best.
I was checking out Philadelphia earlier today and chestnut was one of my favorite canyon views. also 13th is a nominee.
https://goo.gl/maps/VqJLxpNGTLB4pDKq7
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42nd street has no equal.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2020, 10:16 PM
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What this thread is teaching me is that I am far more impressed by canyons along wider boulevards that seem to go on far into the distance (ie Manhattan Avenues) than shorter canyons on super narrow streets where the street is basically overwhelmed.

For example, I tend to be less impressed with this:

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Some other Toronto canyons!
Temperance St
https://goo.gl/maps/E3HVVMXtrA41DWmM9
And more impressed with this:

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Bay St near College
https://goo.gl/maps/eYgyBQRhLeugtD4z6
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