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Photos taken by Google over the past decade show how drastically the NYC skyline has changed in just 9 years

Photos taken by Google over the past decade show how drastically the NYC skyline has changed in just 9 years
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  • New York City's skyline is constantly changing.
  • By using the Google Maps Street View tool, you can see how the same corner of the city has evolved over the past nine years.
  • An area known as the "last frontier in Manhattan" is now home to the third-tallest building in the city, for example.

There are 273 skyscrapers in New York City, and more than a dozen more being built at any given moment.

It can be hard to appreciate how different a city block can look in just a matter of years, but luckily, we have Google to help us out. Using the Google Maps Street View tool, we can see photos of the same corner in the city several years apart.

By comparing photos from 2009 to what they look like today, you can see just how dramatically recent construction projects have changed the skyline. The industrial area known as Hudson Yards, for example, was once known as "the last frontier in Manhattan," but today, it's home to several new high-rise office and apartment buildings built in a massive redevelopment project.

You can also see how Manhattan's Financial District has changed with the addition of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US, and even how high-rises have altered the landscape in a residential area of Brooklyn.

See for yourself how much how new skyscrapers have changed New York's skyline in just nine years.

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