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Old Posted Dec 16, 2012, 7:17 AM
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wow austin has changed alot since then
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Those Minneapolis pics are great. The older ones show a nice but fairly modest skyline, then one huge skyscraper shows up and changes the whole dynamic. After that several more follow suit and you end up with the great skyline it has today.

It makes me wonder if OKC might follow the same pattern now.
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lets hope so
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Great thread. The pics of Minneapolis remind me of Oklahoma City today with the one giant tower that seems out of scale with it's surroundings. edit: @fardeb, just read your post. I think you're right that's the evolution of a great skyline. With the boom and bust cycles in the energy sector I can see that happening.
The New York ones were great, imagining the time and how that would look to people who never saw skyscrapers before. That is Gotham.
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Outstanding Michigan oldies. Flint looked wonderful back then.
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wow austin has changed alot since then
And not entirely for the better, some of us think.
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Agree - the best skyline of all time. Will never be matched. Sad in a way that the Lower Manhattan skyline is worse than it was 70 years ago.

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Found this awesome 1920's aerial of Cincinnati. Follow the link for the full size image.


Source: http://cincinnativiews.net/images-4/...s%20Aerial.jpg
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Chicago -1930s during the World Fair

Is it just me or does Chicago look bigger (more spread out, I should say) then than it does now?


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...ND-4%5D38144_4


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...-19701%5D19701


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...ND-1%5D38144_1

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Chicago Skyline, Museum Campus, Grant Park by YoChicago1, on Flickr

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Chicago -1930s during the World Fair

Is it just me or does Chicago look bigger (more spread out, I should say) then than it does now?


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...ND-4%5D38144_4


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...-19701%5D19701


http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/imag...ND-1%5D38144_1

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Chicago Skyline, Museum Campus, Grant Park by YoChicago1, on Flickr
Historical pictures have a way of doing that, the shorter buildings make it looks more spread out. Also the cluster of shorter buildings make those buildings look taller in more close up photos. Take those pictures above of lower Manhattan, those tall skyscrapers look pretty darn tall but if you look at modern pictures even those post-9/11 with no WTC towers lower Manhattan doesn't look as tall because of all the modern tall and bulky towers.
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yeah but are there any photos of minneapolis?
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