Today it seems like another supertall building goes up every single day, but it took a couple hundred years for New York City to become the concrete jungle that it is today. This fun timelapse of Manhattan’s growth from 1815 to 2013 (courtesy of reddit user Africare) puts into perspective the true timeline of the skyline and offers an interesting view of urban density.
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