How do you mean?
If you mean "The are historic photos of Old New York" then yes that is true... But a Photo, while giving a more "real" and emotional feel, is still limited. Recreating history in a computer setting allows us to view these from any angle and any view that we wish.
"God damn modern architect's and their Brtualism, and 'realism' and damn concrete boxes. Why I remember back when buildings had STYLE back when you would have real ARTISTS working away both inside and out!
"Um, aren't you like barely 30?"
"Thats not the point you damn whipper snapper!"