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Photograph: Courtesy Big Rentz

These renderings show how creative kids reimagined NYC landmarks

You'll love the zany results!

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Danielle Valente
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Big Rentz has proven that the inimitable New York City skyline is more unique from a kid's vantage point. 

The equipment company decided to task youngsters with recreating their favorite landmarks from their own perspective. Once the children submitted their concepts, Big Rentz in turn created renderings of the family attractions, and these kooky takes are nothing short of lovable. 

Check out the Empire State Building...

empire state building reimagined
Courtesy: Big Rentz

...and its early blueprints.   

empire state building drawing
Courtesy: Big Rentz

Recognize the Statue of Liberty?

statue of liberty
Courtesy: Big Rentz

Lady Liberty got a makeover.

statue of liberty drawing
Courtesy: Big Rentz

Make sure to see Mount Rushmore if you're going out of town! 

mount rushmore
Courtesy: Big Rentz

 It's a great nod to our nation's history! 

Mount Rushmore
Courtesy: Big Rentz

Kids aren't the only ones who are reimagining their cities in new ways. Global design firm WATG held an internal design competition to transform urban spaces in a post-pandemic world, and the Flatiron District received quite a green makeover. On the other hand, if you're looking to go back in time rather than fast forward, here's what every spot in the five boroughs looked like in the '40s, courtesy of The New York City Department of Taxation. 

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