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Old February 26th, 2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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Evolution of your city's skyline

Does anyone here have pics or images of your skyline of each decade. I would like to see images of how they evolved from time. Preferable shot from a similar location.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Good time line tour. In the late 60's I stayed in the Hong Kong Hilton ( Cheung Kong Centre now ), and the city really started to build up in the 70's. But even without scrapers, HK was a really neat city.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #3
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Kraków, Poland

year: skyline:
1500 no skyline
1900 no skyline
1950 no skyline
1960 no skyline
1970 no skyline
1980 no skyline
1990 no skyline
2000 no skyline
2006 no skyline

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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #4
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Cool pics of HK WANCH. I'm having a hard time finding some of Chicago.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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Toronto
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1960

1970

1985

Roughly 1995

2000

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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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ohh great pix
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Old February 27th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #7
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San Diego Harbor 1900

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Old February 27th, 2006, 04:11 AM   #8
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These photos were posted by Southernyank at UP. The first was taken in 1999 and the second was taken in 2006 in Miami. I can't wait to see it in 2012.


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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:07 PM   #9
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Ok, I know London doesn't have a gret deal of skyscrapers at the moment, but it does have some, and its skyline is growing more and more each year with a boom in skyscraper proposals happening currently. Sorry for the overload of images, I don't usually do this.

So, here is a brief history of the Canary Wharf development.

It was once part of the busiest docks in the world, brining in trade to London from British colonies. During the 18th century, the thames becamse congested with traffic, such was the prosperity of trade in the area:



Such was the demand for space on the Thames that in 1799 the West India docks were established by an act of Parliament, and upon completion in 1802 they became the first enclosed docks of the 19th century. They relieved congestion on the River Thames, and ships could discharge cargoes in four days instead of four weeks:



The East India docks, 1806:



There arn't really any decent pictures to show the dockland area throughout the 19th century, especially in relation to Canry Wharf, becasue the area has changed so much I probably wouldn't recognise the actual site.

The port continued to do well, throughout the early 20th century, but as time passed and larger ships were created to handle supply, the Thames, and the London docklands could not handle such large ships, and larger and more advanced ports were springing up elsewhere, so gradually it fell into decline.

The West India docks, in...I think it was the 1960's...not too sure:



And, again, I'm not sure, but I think this is the same site as where canary wharf is now located, only this view I think is reversed, so you are looking at it from the other side, but it is built where the waterways were...I think:



The image below is not where Canary Wharf is in the foreground, its in the background, near where the river curves, but this shows the kind of neglect and disrepute the whole area fell into in the 70's and 80's:



But anyway, you get the idea, it was a total wasteland, and nobody had the money, inclination or motivation to develop the area, untill in the late 80's when Canary Wharf Group PLC decided it could make a profit out of the area by building a large scale commercial and property development. The investment into the area in the 1980s totalled around £11 billion.

December 1988:



July 1989:


September 1990:


October 1990:


March 1991:


1998:


August 2000:


September 2000:


Febuary 2001:


February 2002:



April 2002:


2004 or 2005...not sure which:


Canary Wharf as I think it basically is today:


A future picture showing the approved riverside south towers


A stupid, over-optimistic view of what they thought CW would look like in2006, though it does give you a good impression of how it will look with more skyscrapers:


Another possible future skyline image:


And just a couple of the many new skyscrapers proposed or approved to go up at CW:




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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:15 PM   #10
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And, for a brief mention of the City area of London. As it is today:



As it will be in the futrue (possibly by 2012):



thanx again to wjfox for the image

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:55 AM   #11
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:49 AM   #12
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:15 AM   #13
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Lviv, Ukraine:

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:35 AM   #14
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Wow, Lviv was very advanced for it's time, I see cars, antenna's, commieblocks (the worlds first?) All in 1256 Interesting!
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Old March 6th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #15
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Very interesting thread...

dubaiflo - That photo is just plain crazy.

Wanch - Nice progression. Kowloon exploded out of nowhere.

If the weather continues to be poor in the coming days, I'll try to find some Chicago photos like that.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #16
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Very interesting thread...

dubaiflo - That photo is just plain crazy.

Wanch - Nice progression. Kowloon exploded out of nowhere.

If the weather continues to be poor in the coming days, I'll try to find some Chicago photos like that.
One of the reason why Kowloon exploded just recently was because this area had height restrictions due to it's close proximity to Kai Tak Airport.

This area had a high-rise boom after moving the airport from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok in Lantau.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #17
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One of the reason why Kowloon exploded just recently was because this area had height restrictions due to it's close proximity to Kai Tak Airport.

This area had a high-rise boom after moving the airport from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok in Lantau.
There are also other booming areas in the suburbs as well, such as Tung Chung, which opened with the new airport, Ma On Shan, and Tseung Kwan O.

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Old March 7th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #18
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Here's the best I could do

Chicago- 1912



1927



1940's



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Old March 7th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #19
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Hecago, still very impressive though! I'm always interested to see what Chicago looked like back in the 1930s-40s
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Old March 7th, 2006, 09:00 AM   #20
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Some more Chicago pics I dug up from back in the day.

Skyline from Grant Park, 1944


Skyline, 1958 - Look at the Prudential Building


Today (by goonsta) - You can see the Prudential Building just left of 2 Prudential Plaza, which is right to the left of Aon


North on Michigan from Congress, 1958


View north from the Prudential Building, 1963 - The Hancock was later built directly in front of the circled building.


Southwest from the Prudential Building, 1963
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