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LaSalle Street takes the global title. I prefer the stark termination of the Board of Trade to the vanishing point on New York avenues (minus Park Avenue, and there I don't like the 60s boxes).


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Here's a good one of Bay St. in Toronto:


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^ I'm not a fan of canyons that end in wimply view terminator buildings, sorry.

The same is the case with Dearborn St in Chicago, which ends in Dearborn Station. Example:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.8753...7i16384!8i8192


A large and bold canyon should end in an equally large and impressive building, such as the famous LaSalle st canyon in Chicago.
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Well that is a 104m tall clock tower. But yeah, I see what you mean - it doesn't entirely "fill" the space in the way that something chunkier would.
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A merger of canyons! i found a canyon in Boston:
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Whoa. That black building is sexy as shit.
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Pitt Street in Sydney is no slouch. Best in Australia?

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Well that is a 104m tall clock tower. But yeah, I see what you mean - it doesn't entirely "fill" the space in the way that something chunkier would.
Sheppard Street in Toronto would be amazing if it were a few blocks longer, with its view terminus being First Canadian Place.
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It’s almost certainly in New York, but LaSalle Street is certainly up there with a beautiful Art Deco building to terminate the view.

I can’t think of anywhere aside from these two cities where true “skyscraper canyons” are really a thing. Most Asian cities are not on grids, and in other parts of the world it’s really more mid-rise density than true skyscrapers that form canyons (Buenos Aires, Tokyo, etc).
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LaSalle Street takes the global title. I prefer the stark termination of the Board of Trade to the vanishing point on New York avenues (minus Park Avenue, and there I don't like the 60s boxes).


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In NY, Park Avenue terminating in Helmsley Building is also very nice for that type of skyscraper canyon. There are also others that are similar.



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One of my Manhattan favorites is Broadway looking south from Soho, which culminates in the Woolworth tower

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I second LaSalle Street. Absolutely stunning.
Yes, La Salle" used in the final scene in "The Untouchables" movie. It helps that the street dead ends at the great old Board of Trade building. Makes everything look more close. In New York, there is a street where the Pan Am (now Met Life) and old Helmsley building are at the end of the street and produce a similar effect. Someone posted the pics above. Other examples are Wilshire Blvd. In L.A. ending at the 30 story One Wilshire downtown with tall skyscrapers on either side, including 73 story Wilshire Grand and 62 story Aon building, and the Market Street canyon in S.F. ending at the Ferry Building.

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Meow. Sorry if I touched a nerve, lol.
Bah... Yeah, my comment was pitiful. I apologize.
Héhé, there's too much rivalry between the Brit and Fr capitals. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes annoying.

Anyway, I was planning to go to La Défense to shoot it on Saturday and feed this thread, because I think it's a legitimate thread to a site called Skyscraperpage. But it won't be possible because we're down to another lockdown or similar restrictions that take effect tonight.

Not that the boulevard on my mind is any "canyon" to really compete with those in NYC or Chicago, but the high-rise density makes it eligible to this thread.
Only, the layout is fussy and odd at La Défense. It's not like those regular street grids and straight avenues you get in large American cities.
But it's not uninteresting either. Buildings are modern, made up of glassy facades... I'll take some pics of it for this site ASAP.
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That view to Philadelphia City Hall is the best non-skyscraper canyon in America!
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I love the old look of the canyon of heroes (lower manhattan). There is something in these shots that is missing from the urban fabric today.



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I love the old look of the canyon of heroes (lower manhattan). There is something in these shots that is missing from the urban fabric today.
Why are you missing them? Most of those still exist. They're not going to tear them down because they are valuable.

However, it would be silly to try to mimic them today. Original things are always more prestigious than fake historic buildings, and construction engineering and materials have evolved, thankfully.

Today's range of materials is actually wider than ever. Architects have a lot of options at their disposal. Quality only depends on the money developers are willing to spend...
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i miss the masonary details. The glass boxes that have replaced many are banal or hideous.
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i miss the masonary details. The glass boxes that have replaced many are banal or hideous.
I was going to say, what's missing is glass, and I agree with you about the vast aesthetic superiority of those old concrete buildings.
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