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Old 01-19-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Give links to the best urban canyons in your city/favorite city through google maps.

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Where I live (Charlotte) doesn't really have any true urban canyons. DC, while it lacks height, has great urban canyons. Here are a couple.

dc - Google Maps

dc - Google Maps
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:03 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I posted these a while back. New York, especially Downtown Manhattan has the best urban canyons I can think. The combination of narrow streets and tall buildings is unmatched.

John Street, New York, NY - Google Maps

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...0.53,,0,-19.18
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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Where I live (Charlotte) doesn't really have any true urban canyons. DC, while it lacks height, has great urban canyons. Here are a couple.

dc - Google Maps

dc - Google Maps



D.C. probably has has more urban canyons than any city but NYC because of how big downtown is. They don't rise way into the sky but they go for miles in every direction.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This is near where I used to work -- the corner of McFarland and Plum streets in Cincinnati:

45202 - Google Maps
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: The City
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Market Street, Philadelphia, PA - Google Maps

Is actually locust street

here is Market

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...280.97,,0,3.61
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: The City
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I posted these a while back. New York, especially Downtown Manhattan has the best urban canyons I can think. The combination of narrow streets and tall buildings is unmatched.

John Street, New York, NY - Google Maps

pearl Street, New York, NY - Google Maps

In terms of narrow streets and buildings both Boston and Philly come close but not on the same scale or height typically

Here is a smaller street (Juniper) in Philly (Some of the downtown areas of Boston with the winding streets also have an interesting canyon effect)

Market Street, Philadelphia, PA - Google Maps

Edit: It is Juniper street but the label keeps showing Market Street

An Example of how tight some areas of Downtown Bsoton always feel to me (The curvy streets make it feel more compact than the grid in Philly IMHO, this also takes place in downtown NYC.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...299.1,,0,-1.96
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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D.C. single canyon

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.001603&z=20

D.C. double canyon

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.001603&z=20
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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^ Cool google maps of DC. So far my favorite.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Downtown Detroit
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Detroit's Financial District: Detroit - Google Maps
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