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Old Posted Jan 30, 2022, 5:57 PM
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Skylines of the late 20th Century: 1970 - 2000

Post pictures of skylines, cityscapes, street scenes and skyscrapers of major cities during the late 20th century (1970s, '80s and '90s).

I am especially looking for pictures from around the turn of the millennium (late 1990s).

I do not have pictures of my own since I wasn't alive in those times. But I have some examples that I pulled from Wikimedia Commons:

New York City.

Lower Manhattan Skyline from Smith and 9th Street station, undated (presumed c. 2000) (uploaded by Quasipalm https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...th_Streets.jpg)


Aerial view of Soldier Field, October 1988 (uploaded by DanMS https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...erial_view.jpg)


Akihabara in Tokyo, 1976 (uploated by TarkusAB https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...abara_1976.jpg)


Piccadilly Circle, 1970 (uploadeed by Victorgrigas https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Filehotography_by_Victor_Albert_Grigas_(1919-2017)_London_Picadilly_1970_00160_(47493586871).jpg)


Bus driving along Toronto's Financial District, June 1979 (uploaded by Magnus Manske https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...strict_(5).jpg)

Hong Kong.

Hong Kong waterfront, 1996 (uploaded by Ser Amantio di Nicolao https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...068532135).jpg)

Los Angeles.

Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, August 1995 (uploaded by GiorgoGaleotti https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ugust_1995.jpg)


Aerial view of downtown Seattle, April 1985 (uploaded by Jmabel https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...010708517).jpg)


A street in Moscow, 1984 (uploaded by Kaganer https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...010915876).jpg)


Sarajevo skyline, September 1982 (uploaded by My-wiki-photos https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...1982-09-22.jpg)


Montreal skyline, August 1992 (uploaded by Infrogmation https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...ugust_1992.jpg)


The Oriental Pearl TV Tower from The Bund, 1996 (uploaded by Ser Amantio di Nicolao https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...549600463).jpg)

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Old Posted Jan 30, 2022, 8:03 PM
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2022, 8:17 PM
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That Shanghai picture from the 90s really shows just how insane the growth has been there. And while not as drastic the other pics here do the same for their respective cities.
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