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Old Posted Dec 13, 2012, 6:23 AM
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Prior to Ritz Carlton, LA Live, Apex, 717 Flower, Hanover Tower, and Staple Center.
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Some of Detroit from Wayne State University's Virtual Motor City collection:

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Old Posted Dec 14, 2012, 4:18 AM
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http://www.denver-cityscape.com/

Heres denver in 1981

I got the pic from this thread its worth a look it only has pics of denver from the early 80s building boom
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=165308&page=2
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 AM
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Chicago, 1941


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While most of these tall buildings remain, an exception is the Morrison Hotel on the far left, which was demolished to make way for the Chase Tower. The Morrison remains the tallest finished building ever demolished outside of New York City.

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Chicago back in the 1950s and 60s looked so incredibly dirty.
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That's because it /was/ incredibly dirty. . .

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Gimme some great lower manhattan skyline shots of the 1920s-1940s. Singularly amazing. Almost better than sex.


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Gimme some great lower manhattan skyline shots of the 1920s-1940s. Singularly amazing. Almost better than sex.


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The NYC skyline back then was like a work of art. Now it's just a clumpy mess of buildings.
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Here's two from Canada
Montreal in the 1960's

Source: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...462662&page=22

Toronto in the 1960's

Source: http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/09/a...920s_to_1980s/
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If I could, I would restore the NYC skyline to that look and tear down all the modern buildings. God damn that was so sexy.
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Not sure of the date, but I would guess the late 30s or early 40s.

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downtown aerial by exithacan, on Flickr

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Aussie~mobs http://www.flickr.com/photos/hwmobs/

This guy has a lot of great old photos of Australia
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This is a Cool thread.
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Cincinnati: 1930's

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A little Memphis for y'all.

1937

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Skyline 1961

http://www.mallofmemphis.org/Main/OldMemphis
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Old Pictures of Minneapolis

Buncha Minneapolis pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2724539...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2724539...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2724539...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2724539...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23711298@N07/6899250767/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2371129...7608213651067/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiosp...ol-900467@N24/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywo...ol-900467@N24/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2609346...ol-900467@N24/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dunehav...ol-900467@N24/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1227988...ol-900467@N24/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1227988...ol-900467@N24/


http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...s-north-8.html


http://urbanmsp.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=65&start=40



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1198579






http://urbanmsp.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=65


http://www.shoporium.com/shops/dalev...php3?id=114529



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=642181&page=4

























http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/mpls...ct=IDS%20Tower


http://www.homesmsprealestateblog.co...nneapolis.html



http://www.city-data.com/forum/minne...sterday-5.html


http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattima...57601368445608

Greg Smith




http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/arc...d=21980&Page=1




http://lakesnwoods.com/Minneapolis/downtown.htm


http://www.startribune.com/140987423.html
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those pics are great. Heres one of st paul


http://www.srfminneapolis.org/YoganandainMN.html
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These aren't quite as old as some of the photos others have posted, but they do show a very different Austin skyline. Also these were taken by Robert Pence who passed away last week.

He took these photos in May of 1981 during what was the worst flood in Austin in 50 years at the time. 13 people died. It became known as the Memorial Day Flood.

This photo shows the tower crane for the Hyatt Regency Hotel just across the river south of downtown. The red crane is working on an office building.

Photo by Robert E Pence - http://www.robertpence.com/tx_austin/tx_austin.html

I love this photo of his because it pretty much shows Austin's skyline as it appeared the year I was born. There were two new buildings in this photo that would have been under construction in 1979 (the year I was born). This photo also shows the Dobie Center (tall concrete tower left) and Chase Bank Tower (gold glass tower right). Those two buildings later had their facades dramatically altered. In the photo link below each of these photos, there's a photo at that link showing the Chase Bank Tower (then American Bank) that shows the gold glass. Today that building has blue glass facade and a translucent dome on the roof.

Photo by Robert E Pence - http://www.robertpence.com/tx_austin/tx_austin.html
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