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Old June 17th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Favorite Intersections and Streets in NYC

Hi, guys! I've made this thread for the discussion of some of the planet's best streets, avenues, and intersections. Some parts of older cities have loads of great little streets off the beaten path that are really cool. I'm trying to hit up the best ones on my trip this year, and some of you may have some I've never checked out before. I'll mainly be posting NYC, but feel free to post your cities as well. Anyhow, enjoy!

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Probably my favorite in NYC is the 5 way intersection of William Street, Beaver Street, and Old Slip. The main towers at the intersection are 20 Exchange Place & the Beaver House. The intersection has an awesome variety of architecture. Also, the intersections is one of the only places in the city where you can get a street canyon view of 40 Wall Street including its crown. Here's a photo of the smaller buildings there. You should check it out on Google Maps if you haven't already.

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Old June 17th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Maybe it would be better if it wasn't limited to NYC. I forgot where all the nice intersections were there... I just remember Times Square.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Okay, I'll make it international, but most of my posts will still be NYC.

Mods, could you change the title to "Favorite Streets and Intersections around the World"?
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Old June 17th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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By the way, you don't have to wait for it to be changed. Go ahead.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #6
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There's some nice intersections in the historic Constanta area
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You can post that if you find some pics.
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Here's Front Street. Best example of how to fuse modern and post modern architecture. Awesome canyon. Includes my one of my two favorite vantage points of 70 Pine Street. Half of the street is just old bricks, which is something I think is really cool.


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Old June 17th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #9
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That is a cool one. Very New York -ish with extreme density, contrasts in architecture,even a pocket park and of course the yellow cab.
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Cool idea! But definitely should extend beyond NYC if it remains in this section...
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It will. Could a mod please change the title already?
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That is a cool one. Very New York -ish with extreme density, contrasts in architecture,even a pocket park and of course the yellow cab.
It has the most incredible views of the historic skyscrapers like 20 Exchange and 70 Pine at intersections. They look so much taller from the street.
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Here's Front Street. Best example of how to fuse modern and post modern architecture. Awesome canyon. Includes my one of my two favorite vantage points of 70 Pine Street. Half of the street is just old bricks, which is something I think is really cool.

I stayed at the hotel in that small reddish-brown building once, and I can say without a doubt that this is one of the best canyons in Manhattan. Front street is so narrow, and the surrounding skyscrapers are so huge, you really need to see it in person to understand. At night the street looks like a scene from Star Wars.
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I made it a last minute addition for my trip next month. I'll be sure to post plenty of pics. Any others you really like, Uaarkson?
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Looking south down Broadway from any point in SoHo.
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