Phoenix is a flat city with an equally uninteresting street layout. So why, then, is its grid classified as 'iconic'? Well, it's the closest thing we could find to abosulte perfection. Streets run north, south, east and west, with every eight numbered streets equaling exactly one mile. As a result, the distance between 16th and 32nd streets is exactly two miles. Not impressed? Consider that "adjustments" at various points in the grid account for the curvature of the earth. One of the only major roads that doesn't adhere to the grid runs— get this—at a 45-degree angle to the rest of the streets. Yeah, this is a city designed by freaks. Or, you know, smart people. People who would vomit after seeing a map of Paris.