21 Stunning Photos That Show How Much City Skylines Have Changed over the Years

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You can tell a lot about a city by looking at its skyline.

Over the decades, many cities have exploded in size and have introduced ambitious works of architecture to the world.

Two decades ago, Dubai was a relatively undeveloped city. Now it’s filled with gleaming skyscrapers. And cities like Toronto look virtually unrecognizable compared to a century ago.

Here are some cities whose skylines look completely different, several decades later.


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  1. tony couch says

    thanks for these pic very good keep it up

  2. tony couch says

    thanks much for pics

    1. colette c coates says

      Thank you so much! It is interesting to see how much things have changed. Please do more if you can!

  3. Debbie says

    This would be more interesting if you took the “now” pictures in the same spot. Only 4 were the same position.

  4. marian says

    loved the pics=Marian Barnes

  5. Annette Collins says

    Pretty cool what a difference how times have changed