The iconic skyline of New York has been immortalized in paintings and photographs for hundreds of years. The ever-changing landscape of the thriving city holds jewels from some of the top architects in the world, including buildings from Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Cass Gilbert, just to name a few. The urban fabric is also home to famous landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, but it also holds architectural oddities like a real medieval Cloister. See how NYC has shifted over 100 years from 1870 to 1970 with 20 New York Vintage Skyline Photographs.

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