New York City looks markedly different than it did a decade ago.
New silhouettes were cut by the massive Hudson Yards megaproject, a crop of skinny supertall towers on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, and a revitalized lower Manhattan with One World Trade Center soaring above its neighbors.
But Manhattan isn’t the only borough that has experienced radical changes in the past 10 years: Formerly low- and mid-rise neighborhoods where only a smattering of tall buildings existed a decade ago have been utterly transformed by high-rises (looking at you, Long Island City). Projects that were years in the making have finally come to fruition—see the transformation of the area that’s now home to the Barclays Center—and new ones have sprung up in other parts of town. And some decades-old structures have vanished from the skyline.
For a sense of how profound these changes are, check out this series of before-and-after shots, taken by Curbed NY photographer Max Touhey.