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More about those pictures.

According to Duck from NY, who took the present-day picture, the church spire that you see at the bottom of the hill is not the same in both pictures, since the original burned in the 90's. I did noticed that in the newer picture, the spire was just side by side to that cubic orange building, while in the older one it was much more separated to the right, something that couldn't be explained for a different angle of vision, since the difference between the exact point from where the pictures were taken couldn't be more than a few steps.

I decided to search the church in GE and I found out that it is the Brighton Heights Reformed Church, and indeed the old, 133 year old church burned down on june 28th 1996, on an accidental fire, and was later rebuilt and completed by october 30th 1999 and dedicated at a worship service held on Saturday, October 14, 2000.

Curiously enough, from that point of view, the spire of the church is aligned with the WTC,which also was destroyed, less than a year after the church was dedicated, and later was also rebuilt.

Here it is the website of the church were you can read the history of it along with pictures, some of them I am posting here.

http://www.bhrcforgod.org/#!photohistory/c17wz

The same view of the other picture and at about the same date, but with a better quality.




The old Church.







The new Church (from Panoramio) http://www.panoramio.com/photo/81402...=kh.google.com


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Sky pods show rise of New York skyline from 1500s till now :

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This is amazing. 80,000 vintage photos in an interactive map where you can click the location, and see it like it was back in the good old days.

Vnitage Interactive Map: http://www.oldnyc.org/

The whole city too.
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OLD WTC View vs New WTC View:

Old: August 8th, 1996




New: May 19th, 2015

Looking North From One World Observatory by Paul Katcher, on Flickr
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Before and After Series (8 Pages of it)

* Includes sliders showing the street in the past, and then current.

Before & After: http://www.nyc-grid.com/home/tag/before-after
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Hunser found this cool gif showing the transformation of Midtown.


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Hi. I continued the travel about New York City skyscraper history.

Pan Am Building at day in 1964.


At night.


Night view of Midtown Manhattan from Beekman Hotel. June 1964
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Midtown Manhattan looking south from RCA Building. July 1964


Midtown Manhattan and United Nations Building from Pepsi-Cola Docks. Queens. July 1964.


CBS Building. July 1965
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Crazy picture of Battery Park area. July 1966.


Another area picture of Lower Manhattan. August 1966. Check of Marine Midland Building under construction.


Aerial view of Manhattan island. August 1966.


Aerial view of Fifth Avenue showing the General Motors Building under construction. October 1967.


Aerial View of Manhattan. February 1968.


Midtown Manhattan loking northeast form Empire State Building. April 1968.


Aerial View of General Motors Building. October 1968.


Sixth Avenue looking south. September 1969


aerial view of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn looking west. April 1970


Midtown Manhattan at night looking northeast from Empire State Building. April 1970


Lower Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry. May 1970


World Trade Center under construction. July 1970


September 1970


Aerial view of Financial District. October 1970.


Aerial view of Manhattan Island. October 1970.
New York, reminds me of my many business visits to this incredible place. The atmosphere, the people, the buildings, the skyscrapers. Wonderfull!
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New York, reminds me of my many business visits to this incredible place. The atmosphere, the people, the buildings, the skyscrapers. Wonderfull!
Especially the Pan Am building gives super memories.
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Especially the Pan Am building gives super memories.
Missieraishwarya thanks for joining. In the future try not to quote 10 plus pics in the same quote from a previous post. It makes it hard to navigate for all of us.

Thats like somebody quoting the first page of a compilation, and having a post that you need to scroll down for 3 minutes.
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Construction of Statue of Liberty (Photos and Info; Vintage): https://www.google.com/culturalinsti...hibit/QRWHcXMU
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Yankee Stadium, 1968

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My friend Fran lived at 90. Pretty colorful place during the 90's
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The holidays back in the 30's. The good old days you know. Where men wore hats, men smoked cigars and drank lots of beer after a hard day at the port, and you can get an old fashion for 5 cents. The era where the mob protected the community and kids played outside.

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Welcome to Urban Scratchoff! This site gives you a clever way to explore historical aerial imagery of New York City. You can click and drag on the map to "scratch off" the historical imagery and reveal the same location's present-day imagery. Hit the swap button below to reverse the layers. Have fun!
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Probably one of the greatest losses in NYC history next to the WTC.

Before:


Credit: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/ny...-so-great.html

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Credit: http://gratefuldean.com/phish-playin...d-january-1st/

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I always like doing these sort of comparisons, so I tried to find images closest to each other to see the change. 432 Adds so much. Inconceivable years ago. 2020 should provide a great comparison to below.

Before and After: 1950 vs Late 2015

aerial view of manhattan island looking north november 1955 by eralsoto, on Flickr


Lower Manhattan and One World Trade by David Berry, on Flickr



1950 vs 2014:


Rockefellar Center by Philip Schade, on Flickr


Credit: https://www.google.com/search?q=new+...QWIpr2NpohM%3A



Foggy Hudson by Bee Collins, on Flickr
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