Before and After: 1974 vs 2017
Credit: Ajay Suresh
Wow that’s almost perfectly aligned
True, and If you look closely you can see Tower Verre peeking out
My bad it’s not Verre its 520 Park Avenue
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!
1927 vs 2017: Lower Manhattan (Hudson Angle)
I think a boating license was essential in 1927.
1950 vs 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.
Wow! There was literally nothing in Queens 10 years ago!