There needs to be more of these posts
biggest different besides the new tall towers is how much the skyline has expanded towards the Hudson.
By the end of the century I bet there will be a vertical wall of towers against the water in some parts.
Definitely something I would love to see.
though not visible in the comparison I posted, i think the upper west side has seen an incredible amount of development - especially recently with the Time Warner Center, Lincoln Center Towers, Trump Riverside Plaza, BIG’s Pyramid, and Riverside Center/Waterline Square
The last image is 2013
thanks I thought I saw 50 west in it…
Newport, in Jersey City.
Don’t have a proper date, as this picture is not my own. But can obviously tell from the “new” photo that this was before December 2015 as the ‘Ellipse’ hasn’t been constructed yet.
Perfect. We need more of these.
I got a challenge for someone. See if you can find a modern, 2016 or for a bonus, 2017 shot and similar angle for this taken in 1951. This shot, probally one of the most epic vintage shots I’ve ever seen. You rarely see this view. I’ll keep looking, but so far, 20 minutes later, no luck.
I came close to finding a 2016 one, but its zoomed in. So you miss the park and highway.
The city looked so perfect then.
A bit similar:
This is really neat.
A video compilation of tons of before and after clips.
Such an awesome post. I love this type of stuff. Thanks for sharing, Chris!
1940 vs late 2016. Thanks to streetscaper for 1940 shot.
Credit: Ashley Cristal
2017 (further inland in Jersey)