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NOW VS THEN: CITY SKYLINES OVER THE LAST CENTURY

NOW VS THEN: CITY SKYLINES OVER THE LAST CENTURY –

 

Then: New York City

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Here’s the New York City Skyline in 1964, from across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Now: New York City

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In 2016, One World Trade Center dominates lower Manhattan.

Then: Dubai

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In 2000, Dubai’s Marina area was mostly dirt.

Now: Dubai

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It’s grown quite a lot.

Then: London

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London’s Westminster area in the late 1920s.

Now: London

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Here it is in 2012. It’s got some new landmarks, like the London Eye Ferris wheel.

Then: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Abu Dhabi’s beach in 1961 featured just water distillation plants.

Now: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Now it’s a place for tourists, with gleaming skyscrapers in the background.

Then: Paris

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This is the view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris when it was built, in 1889.

Now: Paris

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Today, the city is crowded with more buildings.

Then: Doha, Qatar

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Doha, Qatar looked like this in 1977.

Now: Doha, Qatar

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Here’s the skyline today.

Then: Sydney

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From Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, you can see the skyline of the city. Here it was in the 1930s.

Now: Sydney

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The skyline has grown significantly since then, with some of the largest buildings in Australia.

Then: Tokyo

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In 1976, Tokyo’s skyline was busy and the city was thriving.

Now: Tokyo

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It’s grown only more since then.

Then: Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s buildings in 1957 were tall for their day.

Now: Hong Kong

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Now they’re even taller, made with plenty of glass and steel.

Then: Rio de Janeiro

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This photo was taken sometime around 1930, when “Christ the Redeemer” was in construction.

Now: Rio de Janeiro

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The city is much more developed today — and the statue looms over it all.

Then: Toronto

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In the early 1930s, the tallest building in the Toronto skyline was 34 stories.

Now: Toronto

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Now the shore is dotted with ambitious architectural creations like CN Tower and the skyDome

Then: Shanghai

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Shanghai’s Pudong district in 1987 was a nice, bustling city.

Now: Shanghai

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Three decades later, skyscrapers have shot up from the ground.

Then: Moscow

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In 1917, the The Grand Kremlin Palace was the major feature on the banks of the Moskva River.

Now: Moscow

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A century later, it hasn’t changed much. Some works of architecture are just timeless.

 

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