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Old September 24th, 2014, 08:41 PM   #13441
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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #13442
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Old September 25th, 2014, 01:25 AM   #13443
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Old September 25th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #13444
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I don't see much difference between 1935 and 1958. I think WWII might have had something to do with that.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:15 AM   #13445
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I don't see much difference between 1935 and 1958. I think WWII might have had something to do with that.
The first, and probably the greatest boom New York City had ever seen before this current one, was just about done by 1935. The second boom that occurred was the 1960-1973 one, where the former WTC was part of it. That's why you see such a drastic change from 1958 to 2014.
Now, more than 40 years later, we're currently in what will probably be New York's greatest boom of new space; be it office or residential. The Hudson Yards, the new WTC towers, 57th-"Billionaires Row", GCT FAR rights approved (partly) and new residential towers popping left and right ranging anywhere between 500'-1,400' (122 Thames St.).
We are so lucky, and especially now with the use of the Internet, to be experiencing such new builds of grandiose proportions. This is nothing, this is just the beginning of what will be a city looking almost like Coruscant in our lifetime.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:33 AM   #13446
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before the mid 60s, Manhattan was truly Gotham. By the 70s spires and crowns gave way to utilitarian boxes, and much of what the skyline resembles today.

I was browsing Flickr for historical skyline shots of midtown, take a look at this one from 1953.


1953 New York Skyline from E 68th by David Gallagher, on Flickr

and of course, this is what exists today


Manhattan by sfPhotocraft, on

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Old September 25th, 2014, 05:03 AM   #13447
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:45 AM   #13448
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Old September 25th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #13449
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It it just me, or does the Empire State Building look better without the spire?
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Old September 25th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #13450
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It it just me, or does the Empire State Building look better without the spire?
I think the radio transmitter gives the Empire State Building much better proportions, myself.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 12:12 PM   #13451
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New York Skyline look amazing!and 432 Ave dominate the skyline!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 03:44 PM   #13452
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before the mid 60s, Manhattan was truly Gotham. By the 70s spires and crowns gave way to utilitarian boxes, and much of what the skyline resembles today.

I was browsing Flickr for historical skyline shots of midtown, take a look at this one from 1953.


1953 New York Skyline from E 68th by David Gallagher, on Flickr

and of course, this is what exists today


Manhattan by sfPhotocraft, on

this should be a familiar angle for this thread...


Samuel H. Gottscho - New York City views. Midtown skyline from Central Park at 85th Street. April 16, 1931. by cobravictor, on Flickr
Gosh, the Chrysler Building actually looks very tall in the old days!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 05:23 PM   #13453
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The taller this building gets, the skinnier it looks. Put an oval top standing on its end as a crown and it will look like the world's biggest matchstick!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #13454
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #13455
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #13456
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #13457
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It looks like someone photoshopped 432 Park in there as a cruel joke because it looks so totally out of place, but sadly, it's real.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #13458
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I disagree with that sentiment. I'm not a fan of the building's boring architecture but it's a good addition to the skyline.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:51 PM   #13459
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I disagree with that sentiment. I'm not a fan of the building's boring architecture but it's a good addition to the skyline.
Indeed, if you are to take away the black top and orange/blue window protector sheet things this building would sit in the skyline perfectly fine

And it really does look amazing in the skyline in person!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 07:54 PM   #13460
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