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S. LaSalle St.?
It seems this article completely disregards S. LaSalle St. south of the CBOT.
S. LaSalle St. picks up again 1 block south of the CBOT at W. VanBuren St., going one block to Congress Parkway. It then picks up again at Harrison St, going two blocks, terminating in the LaSalle St. Metra parking lot. LaSalle St. then picks up again at 26th Street, running alongside the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) until 47th St. LaSalle picks up again at Garfield Blvd., running to 63rd Street. It picks up again at 91st Place and runs to Lafayette Avenue, near the I-57/Dan Ryan Expwy/Bishop Ford Fwy junction, picking up again immediately on the other side of the junction at approximately 99th Place to 103rd St. Another segment picks up from 105th St to 108th St, followed by it's final segment in the city from 115th St to its true terminus a 1/2 block south of 125th St. 
I've lived in Chicago for 17 years and worked within 2 blocks of LaSalle that entire time and have lived within 1 block of LaSalle for 15 of those years and I've NEVER heard anyone refer to LaSalle in the Loop as "The Canyon." It simply is NOT part of the common vernacular in Chicago. Certainly people talk about the buildings creating "a canyon," or talk about "the LaSalle Street canyon," but do so as a description, not a name. As far as turning that into a proper noun, it simply hasn't happened. Before commenting, I did do some research and did see that the Lasalle Street Council claims that it's nicknamed "the Canyon" on their website, however I don't think usage by one group with a vested interest in trying to increase the fame of a location can be considered a reliable source on what that place is actually called. If anyone wants to re-assert that claim and cite actual evidence other than the LaSalle Street Council/Foundation, feel free to correct me, but until then I'm removing the claim as inaccurate. Emathias (talk) 16:34, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
- I have reverted your edits and added the source you pointed out for the use of "The Canyon". What you have described, i.e. your own, personal experiences, is a classic example of what we call original research, which is not an acceptable source for material, or an acceptable reason to delete material. On the other hand, the LaSalle Street Council appears to be a reliable source, which is what we rely on in assembling our articles.
The other material you removed was sourced, and in deleting it you unnecessarily compressed the articles scope to the area which you believe is the most important -- again, this is original research. Please do not delete sourced information again, and do not use your own experiences as a reason for teh deletion or addition of material, unless they are supported by citations from reliable sources. Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:05, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
La Salle or LaSalle
Which is it? When I look up addresses on the USPS website, it is always changed to La Salle with a space. The article is inconsistent with itself, even. Who is the authority? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:56, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
- The City of Chicago's website uses both "LaSalle" and "La Salle". Google searches give about 400K hits for "LaSalle Street" and 220K hits for "La Salle Street". Google Maps uses "N. Lasalle Drive" (small "s") and "S. La salle St." (also small "s", but with a space). The Rookery Building uses "South LaSalle Street", as does the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Northern Trust Bank. Preservation Chicago uses "LaSalle", as does Chicago Architecure Info.
It's a mixed bag, but on the whole it looks like "LaSalle" is currently favored. BMK (talk) 21:56, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
- Incidentally, the article is consistent in using "LaSalle". The only use of "La Salle" is in the name of the explorer (which is correct), and thename of the bridge (which I assume is correct). This is by no means definitive, but my guess is that the street was called "La Salle" when it was first named, and over the years it has drifted into being called "LaSalle". That kind of thing happens quite often. BMK (talk) 22:09, 22 July 2015 (UTC)