View from Lake Ontario, 1930s
Credit: 2015: Ev Delen/Google Maps, 1930s: Derek Flak/Blogto.com
While the Commerce Court building was the tallest building in Canada when it was built in the 1930s, you can’t even see it today from the shores of Lake Ontario. And that wide building dominating the 1930s Toronto skyline? Well, that is the Royal York Hotel -- it's still open today.
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View from Christ the Redeemer, 1926
Credits: 2014: Ohmygodfacts.com, 1926-1931: Imugr.com
Let's just say that taking a selfie from the top of Christ the Redeemer would have been a lot easier in 1926.
View from the Eiffel Tower, 1889
Credits: 2013: Google Maps, 1889: trialsanderrors via Wikimedia Commons
If only there was some way to peer inside all of those apartment buildings being built along the Seine.
View from Victoria Tower, 1920s
Credit: 2012: onehdwallpaper.com, 1920s: Wikimedia.org
Not surprisingly, the view from London’s Victoria Tower has changed the least since the 1920s (except for the Eye, of course). The major changes have come in Canary Wharf, where One, 8, and 25 Canada Square, and One Churchill place now dominate the skyline.