Teeming with the most mind-blowing innovations, the past 50-60 years have been without a shadow of a doubt the most exciting times in the history of mankind. From lunar landings to smartphones (or smart homes for that matter) we’ve seen a lot that had seemed unimaginable before.
While setting the stage for these important breakthroughs, our cities changed with us and their growth has been equally impressive. We see metropolitan areas and suburban communities expand day by day before our very eyes. However, city cores demonstrated a more dramatic projection of this trend, simply by going vertical. Take a stroll down memory lane with us and see what some of today’s most remarkable skylines looked like a few decades back.
1. NEW YORK CITY
View from the Empire State Building
The Big Apple has grown a lot since the Chrysler Building lost its ‘Tallest in the world’ title to the Empire State Building. The images below present views from the latter toward Midtown East, with parts of Roosevelt Island and Queens’ Astoria neighborhood in the background.