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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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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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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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I figure NYC will have several.

Chicago will have a few too.

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

Bring it on!
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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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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
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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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Dubai with its ridiculous urban freeway skyscraper canyon: https://goo.gl/maps/phb8H9uujkeGTagJ6
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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
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market at pine in San Francisco
https://goo.gl/maps/ins3jNFvBFwcL1Du6
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I second LaSalle Street. Absolutely stunning.
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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
by wizard cg, on Flickr


Kowloon Streets
by sw__uk, on Flickr


Night at Central, Hong Kong
by johnlsl, on Flickr
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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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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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