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Old March 8th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #21
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Nice finds, hydrogen. I hate how dirty they let the building get back then.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #22
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dubai is crazy..............
everthing is done really quickly...............
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Old March 10th, 2006, 03:30 AM   #23
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Philadelphia

1935


Today - City Hall is still the World Tallest Load Bearing Masonry Building without steel.. (The Statue of William Penn is 37ft of bronze)

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Old March 11th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #24
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Montreal 1959


Montreal present






Toronto 1963


Toronto present
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Old March 11th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #25
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very interesting thread
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #26
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Agreed.I spend about 20 minutes looking the remarkable change that took place in Hong Kong between the 60s and now
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Old March 11th, 2006, 08:34 AM   #27
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Some more Chicago pics I dug up from back in the day.

North on Michigan from Congress, 1958
This is really impressive, America in the 50s must have been lightyears ahead of the rest of the world.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #28
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This is really impressive, America in the 50s must have been lightyears ahead of the rest of the world.
No, just Chicago.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #29
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Dallas 1910 - 2006

1910


1912 pano


1920 Pano


2006 Pano by Ninjatune


1932 from the air


1954 from the air by Lewis Benjamin "Squire" Haskins, Jr.


Same place, 40 years later...


2005 from the air


1940


Circa 1950 by Lewis Benjamin "Squire" Haskins, Jr.


1954 Street level by Lewis Benjamin "Squire" Haskins, Jr.
Look at all those people...on a Dallas street!



1978 by John Roberts




1982 by John Roberts


2004 from the same angle by John Roberts


1982 from the west by John Roberts


2005 from the west by TexasStar

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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #30
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Wow, amazing thread and amazing pictures!

And now, just two pics of Warsaw:

1960:



2005:

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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:55 AM   #31
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Calgary

Sorry, they aren't all from the same vantage point.

1876


1883


1890


1915


1920's and 1930's


1940's


1958


1964


1970


1985


1987


2005


And it's only getting better, baby!
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #32
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The pictures of Dallas' skyline interest me alot! Especially the 1954 street image. Dallas looked very busy at that time.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #33
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AD 70 something, not much of a skyline now



late 1700's Manchester's cityscape looked a little like this



1859, big change now. Perhaps the most modern skyline in the world at ths point?




Now



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Old March 13th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #34
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It seems americans cities were alot more vibrant then than now
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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #35
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The pictures of Dallas' skyline interest me alot! Especially the 1954 street image. Dallas looked very busy at that time.
In terms of scale, Dallas is a great deal busier today, but everything is spread out. In 1954 Dallas' street activity was far more vibrant than today, it was also racially segregated, polluted and hot. Even in '54 the (white) flight to the northern outlying areas was well under way, and the city was never the same. In the 60's came the underground tunnel system, which provided pedestrians air conditioned walkways between the buildings. People always ask, "where are all the people?" They're here, but most people are underground, doing their thing. The building boom (and bust) of the '70's & 80's obliterated what was left Dallas' downtown fabric. By the late '80's, downtown Dallas had become just a glorified office park.


Like a lot of cities, and probably well behind most, Dallas is slowly rediscovering its urban center. In 2000, most of the people living downtown were either homeless or they were jail inmates. That's changing; including uptown, there are thousands of housing units either under new construction or being renovated from old office buildings. Dallas isn't Chicago or Philly, but it is quietly developing some the best urban living in the south, and that's something to be proud of.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #36
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That old shot of Philadelphia is awesome. I put it as my wallpaper.

I also enjoyed the progression of Calgary's skyline. It has grown so rapidly into an impressive skyline. Nothing too tall or architecturally unique, but still an extensive, dense skyline that is very pleasing to my eye.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #37
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In terms of scale, Dallas is a great deal busier today, but everything is spread out. In 1954 Dallas' street activity was far more vibrant than today, it was also racially segregated, polluted and hot. Even in '54 the (white) flight to the northern outlying areas was well under way, and the city was never the same. In the 60's came the underground tunnel system, which provided pedestrians air conditioned walkways between the buildings. People always ask, "where are all the people?" They're here, but most people are underground, doing their thing. The building boom (and bust) of the '70's & 80's obliterated what was left Dallas' downtown fabric. By the late '80's, downtown Dallas had become just a glorified office park.


Like a lot of cities, and probably well behind most, Dallas is slowly rediscovering its urban center. In 2000, most of the people living downtown were either homeless or they were jail inmates. That's changing; including uptown, there are thousands of housing units either under new construction or being renovated from old office buildings. Dallas isn't Chicago or Philly, but it is quietly developing some the best urban living in the south, and that's something to be proud of.
It's probably because alot of Americans rely on automobiles than public transportation thus the decline of vibrancy or pedestrians in most US cities including Dallas.

The only vibrant US cities where I still see alot pedestrians are New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC. Boston and Philadelphia.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 07:34 AM   #38
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Nice pics...

It's just strange how for Toronto the Royal York was the focal point of the skyline even as far up to the 60's... now it's not even visible in many skyline shots. It sure doesn't take long for the face of a city to change.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #39
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i really like this thread...philly and chicago in the 30's kick ass
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Old May 7th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #40
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okay my city Brisbane was a really hard one
here's the skyline looking down queen street in 1954

1960

1971

1974

1977

1978

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1992

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1996
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and in 2007

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