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Old 12-15-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Now, thats a true urban canyon, "river" flowing through it, and all!

I think that San Antonio and Chicago are the best ones for this. Any others?
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Downtown
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NYC:







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Old 12-17-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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NYC:
Now those are canyons!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Chicago has the best of any city by far. My apologies to the Southerners above, but those aren't urban canyons.


Facing south on LaSalle Street ('the canyon') on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtimcarr/2512783918/ - broken link)


CIMG3125 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/midwest2mideast/3752936023/ - broken link)


Trump et al. on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jibba/3534230141/ - broken link)


on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamhydrogen/3496055332/ - broken link)
Incredible shots! esp like the last photo! I didn't know Chicago looked so super-Metropolis
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I think Houston is in the top 2 as far as urban canyons in the South. (if not 1, then 2)At least among the major cities. Maybe some of the smaller cities have urban canyons, but they wont have the height of Houston.

Incredible Photos of Houston - Page 14 - SkyscraperPage Forum
Nice photos but Houston needs trees downtown [cool down the sidewalks
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Most of the streets in Downtown SF have a 'canyon'.


















Montclair great photography!
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Now those are canyons!
I think you mean canyon singular. Pics #1, #3, and #4 were all of the same street. Pic #2 I'm unsure about.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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I think you mean canyon singular. Pics #1, #3, and #4 were all of the same street. Pic #2 I'm unsure about.
Pic 2 is from Bryant Park...so on the same street as the others, just a bit further down. It's directly across from the new BoA Tower (the tall building with the spire in the third picture). Also, I believe pic #2 is facing South, which is why you can see the New York Times Tower, the tall glass building on the left.

Still, you'll be hard pressed to find prettier pictures than that when it comes to gridded canyons. The sunset is perfect in those pics.
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Pic 2 is from Bryant Park...so on the same street as the others, just a bit further down. It's directly across from the new BoA Tower (the tall building with the spire in the third picture). Also, I believe pic #2 is facing South, which is why you can see the New York Times Tower, the tall glass building on the left.

Still, you'll be hard pressed to find prettier pictures than that when it comes to gridded canyons. The sunset is perfect in those pics.
Apparently you completely ignored the 15 or so pics I posted of Chicago taken from various vantage points, not just one.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: West LA
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From personal experiences I'd say NYC, Chicago, and SF (in that order) have the most pronounced urban canyons. As demonstrated in many posts above though, almost every major city has an urban canyon of some sort.
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