Before and After ; Changes in the skyline through comparison


#41

Before and After: 1974 vs 2017 :slight_smile:



Credit: Ajay Suresh


#42

Wow thatโ€™s almost perfectly aligned


#43

True, and If you look closely you can see Tower Verre peeking out


#44

My bad itโ€™s not Verre its 520 Park Avenue


#45


#46

While I love the skyline more than ever now, it must have truly been a site to see when, for nearly 40 years, the empire state building was the tallest building in not only the city, but the entire world. Today, itโ€™s a modest 35th in height. Amazing to think for its first 40 years it was essentially untouchable and yet in its next 46 it was surpassed 35 times!


#47

1927 vs 2017: Lower Manhattan (Hudson Angle)


City Celebration by Jon Scherff, on Flickr


Downtown Manhattan by Stephen Mildenhall, on Flickr

I think a boating license was essential in 1927.


#48

Roosevelt Island.

1950 vs 2017

1950:


Credit: Roosevelt Islander

2017:

I just took this off google maps (2017 one) for the sake of comparison. As we can see, the FDR park was added. Along with the obvious changes North of the Ed Koch Bridge and along Sutton Place South/FDR Drive. Tried to angle it so it resembles 1950 shot. Can see a slight angle on the bridge in the 1950 shot. Lots of changes occurred on the island along Main Street and the creation of firefighters field.


#49


Gif comparison


#50

Greenpoint Ave
1986 (from the film F/X) vs 2016 via google

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#51

Future comparison


Original @cheryl.hills


#52

'07


Untitled by Chris Parker, on Flickr

2017


Untitled by Michael Croft, on Flickr


#53

Wow! There was literally nothing in Queens 10 years ago!