Watch These 42 City Skylines Grow in Before and After Image Transformations

Watch These 42 City Skylines Grow in Before and After Image Transformations

Over the past few decades, cities all around the world have undergone major changes as a part of global urbanization processes. More than fifty percent of the world’s population currently resides in cities, and by 2030, the world is anticipated to have 41 mega-cities with 10 million inhabitants or more.

With such large population growth, cities have likewise experienced unparalleled changes and development. In order to showcase the dramatic transformations of some of the world’s largest cities, like Paris, Sydney, Dubai, and Hong Kong, RENTCafe has compiled a series of Street View images that superimpose skylines of the past against what they look like today.

Find out how 42 skylines in 16 major cities have changed over time, after the break.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Centro Empresarial Senado

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Reserva Jardim Complex

3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Torre Oscar Niemeyer

4. Tokyo, Japan – Toranomon Hills

5. Tokyo, Japan – Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower

6. Tokyo, Japan – The Yomiuri Shimbun Building

7. Tokyo, Japan – Japan Post Tower

8. Sydney, Australia – ANZ Bank Centre

9. Sydney, Australia – 85 Castlereagh Street

10. Sydney, Australia – Era Apartments

11. Paris, France – The Majunga Tower

12. Paris, France – Tour Carpe Diem (center), Tour D2 (left)

13. Paris, France – Tour Sequana

14. London, United Kingdom – The Shard and The Walkie-Talkie

15. London, United Kingdom – Heron Tower

16. London, United Kingdom – The Leadenhall Building

17. London, United Kingdom – The Tower, One St George Wharf

18. Moscow, Russia – International Business Center

19. Moscow, Russia – Rublevskie Ogni

20. Moscow, Russia – Zagorye Quarter Tower

21. Cape Town, South Africa – Portside Tower

22. Cape Town, South Africa – BG Bowman Gilfillan

23. Cape Town, South Africa – Standard Bank Centre

24. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – DAMAC Residenze

25. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Al Habtoor City Hotel

26. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Wind Tower I and II, Dubai Gate II

27. Singapore – Altez @ Enggor Street, Sky Suites @ Anson, Mapletree Anson

28. Singapore – Ocean Financial Centre

29. Singapore – One Shenton Tower 1 and 2, Asia Square Tower 1 and 2, Marina One East Tower

30. Hong Kong, China – 50 Connaught Road Central

31. Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong Government Headquarters

32. Hong Kong, China – The Oakhill

33. Taipei, Taiwan – Cathay Life Xinyi A3/Cathay Landmark

34. Taipei, Taiwan – Farglory Financial Center

35. Taipei, Taiwan – Far Eastern Banqiao Shopping Center, Modesty Home

36. Toronto, Canada – Maple Leaf Square and Ice Condominiums

37. Toronto, Canada – Harbourfront

38. Toronto, Canada – Shangri-La Hotel

39. Chicago, USA – 235 Van Buren

40. New York City, USA – Sky

41. San Francisco, USA – The Infinity Phase II, Lumina

42. Dallas, USA – Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Hall Arts

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Watch These 42 City Skylines Grow in Before and After Image Transformations" 06 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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