Before and After ; Changes in the skyline through comparison


#41

Before and After: 1974 vs 2017 :slight_smile:



Credit: Ajay Suresh


#42

Wow that’s almost perfectly aligned


#43

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


#44

My bad it’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, it’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!


#54

You can see many changes throughout these photos I’ve taken over the years

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Phone pictures

PHL February 2015
https://photos.app.goo.gl/kV51x6UvwZ8r4K2h2
NYC August 2015
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NYC September 2015
https://photos.app.goo.gl/F0mJEoPPXObxVg3i2
NYC February 2016
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NYC August 2016
https://goo.gl/photos/g1QoZoG9n54Vd4ZL7
PHL May 2017
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Camera

PHL August 2017
https://goo.gl/photos/K1uKEwHg3X8ijJXm6
NYC August 2017
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PHL August 2017
https://goo.gl/photos/Kr2iUyFcTSQYfWM37
PHL January 2018
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PHL April 2018
https://photos.app.goo.gl/EQllEW8DV6p4DrWP2
NYC April 2018
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#55


How Philly grew from the 1970’s to 1990’s to 2010’s


#56

Awesome.


#57


1988

2018 (original photo)


#58

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kqjw4ygth2PtrJx66
Gifs were too big, put them on an album to access the full quality


#59


Lower Manhattan Skyline. by Manhattan4, on Flickr


_RJS6592 by Richard Silver, on Flickr


#60

This comparison just goes to show the downtown skyline still hasn’t quite recovered. The new 1 WTC doesn’t fill that void.