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Travel through time with these stunning photos of NYC's skyline over the last century

Watch the New York City skyline evolve, one iconic building after another, into the truly spectacular sight it is today

By Michael Karelis
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The New York skyline is one of our city's most glorious, iconic features; there simply isn't another skyline in the world to match it. And it's changed massively over the years—Manhattan hasn't always been home to swanky rooftop bars and modern luxury apartments. And while the city is brimming with attractions and super cool events, sometimes it's nice to just take in the scenery. Here’s a look at how the New York skyline has evolved over the last century.

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1901
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1901

1902
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1902

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1911
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1911

Circa 1912
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Circa 1912

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Circa 1910–15
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

Circa 1910–15

1928
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1928

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1931
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1931

1931
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1931

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1936
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/Harris & Ewing

1936

1945
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/ F. Palumbo

1945

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1950
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress

1950

1976
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Fotorus

1976 

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1977
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/rfunnell

1977 

1980
Photograph: Courtesy Library of Congress/Carol Highsmith

1980

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1984
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/criminalintent

1984

1996
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Blake Handley

1996

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1996
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Blake Handley

1996

2000
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Erikjaeger

2000

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2015
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Dougliz

2015

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