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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 2:45 AM
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Beautiful photo. Are those hills/mtns in the background actually that visible, or is that with telescopic? Hoping that's how it really looks. Very nice.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 3:01 AM
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 3:05 AM
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Beautiful photo. Are those hills/mtns in the background actually that visible, or is that with telescopic? Hoping that's how it really looks. Very nice.
I think he's talking about my 2014 Atlanta photo? You can definitely see the North Georgia mountains on a clear day from the Westin. This was shot at 60 mm and the human eye sees at 50 mm so it was visible with the naked eye. Those mountains are about 50 miles away.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 1:38 PM
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Orlando 1950s

src: http://fl-genweb.org/memories/orange/

Orlando sometime more recently

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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 7:28 PM
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Austin's changes are nuts, probably the best I've seen in my lifetime. Minneapolis is pretty cool the way it grew into IDS tower. Maybe OKC will do the same with Devon Tower.


Fort Worth, 2000



2010


Sources: Fort Worth Architecture

Significant Changes
-Imploded our 6th tallest at the time in 2006 (building mid-right in first shot)
-Built a 447 footer in the Omni hotel in 09 (tall new building on the right in after shot)
-Converted The Tower from offices to condos after tornado damage (green skyscraper with white crown in middle of after shot)
-Built the 236 foot "Carnagie" office tower (brown building mid left in after shot)
-Redesigned the Cash America building after tornado damage (short black box in middle of before picture)
-Redesigned the Tandy twin towers (two shorter box twins on left)
-Built the 169 foot city tower (tan building to right of the tallest)
-Built the 324 ft Chesapeake Plaza (V shaped building in left foreground)
-Let the trees grow a bit

Plus lots of smaller structures in the city that have made a big difference.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:14 PM
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Orlando 1950s

src: http://fl-genweb.org/memories/orange/

Orlando sometime more recently

http://centralflorida4u.com/new-homes
Orlando went from being a small shopping center next to a lake to a moderately sized office park next to a lake!
Are there any other major cities that are situated on a small lake other than Orlando and Oakland, CA?
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2014, 2:52 AM
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Philadelphia

1976 - Bicentennial Postcard:

[IMG]Central Philadelphia skyline postcard by Smaddy, on Flickr[/IMG]

Fall 2008:

[IMG]Philadelphia skyline by R'lyeh Imaging, on Flickr[/IMG]

...and will be drastically altered in just a few more years.
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Shanghai - Lujiazui (Pudong) - 1987 to 2013


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Old Posted Oct 16, 2014, 7:11 PM
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Holy crap! (Shanghai)

I wonder if there's a similar one for Hong Kong.
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Wow. That Shanghai shot is stunning, really encapsulates China's immense growth over the last several decades.
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^^^Even the boats look better!
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2014, 4:44 PM
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Ok, Shanghai wins
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 2:23 AM
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I love Philadephia's skyline.
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Before and after of the Miami's West Brickell neighborhood just from the last 5 years or so:

Before:
DSCN0655 by QuantumX, on Flickr

After:
Brickell City Centre-1 by viper1165, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Miami is amazing!

That Chase building is almost surrounded now.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 5:57 PM
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I would love to personally see the Miami skyline from about 3 miles out in the water.
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:40 PM
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Hamilton | 1890s vs. 2014


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42nd Street - Manhattan. Take note that the older perspective is much closer to the island than the modern one.


Docks by chasowens6, on Flickr


Manhattan's 42nd Street, Hudson River, New York City by jag9889, on Flickr
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 6:22 AM
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Hamilton | 1960s vs. 2014


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