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NYC skyline: See old photos of the cityscape through the years

The New York City skyline is both iconic and ever-changing.

From the days of the early skyscrapers to the Twin Towers, and now, One World Trade Center, the city skyline has always captured the attention of tourists and New Yorkers alike.

Scroll down to see old photos of the New York City skyline.

View from the Empire State Building

People admire the city from the terrace roof
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images

People admire the city from the terrace roof of the Empire State Building in December 1946.

Night view from the Empire State Building

A nighttime view of the city from the
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A nighttime view of the city from the terrace roof of the Empire State Building in December 1946.

Blackout of 1977

The New York City skyline, as seen from
Photo Credit: Newsday / Dan Neville

The New York City skyline, as seen from News Point, Queens, is dark during a blackout on July 13, 1977.

Rowing near lower Manhattan

Rick Shalvoy, during his Row for a Cure
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jessica Brandi Lifland

Rick Shalvoy, during his Row for a Cure voyage, passes by Manhattan on Aug. 17, 1997.

The Brooklyn Bridge

The New York City skyline, including lower Manhattan
Photo Credit: Newsday / Bruce Gilbert

The New York City skyline, including lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, as seen on July 19, 1992.

The Twin Towers and Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

The Brooklyn Bridge, left, the Manhattan Bridge, right,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jim Cummins

The Brooklyn Bridge, left, the Manhattan Bridge, right, and the Twin Towers are seen from Brooklyn on March 19, 1991.

The Brooklyn Bridge

View of the Brooklyn Bridge and the New
Photo Credit: Newsday / Dan Neville

View of the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline as seen from Brooklyn on April 7, 1983.

Winter skyline

A snowy New York City skyline with the
Photo Credit: Newsday / George Argeroplos

A snowy New York City skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge in the foreground on Jan. 21, 1987.

Blue sky and clouds over lower Manhattan

The lower Manhattan skyline on a partly cloudy
Photo Credit: Newsday / Bruce Gilbert

The lower Manhattan skyline on a partly cloudy day as seen from the Hudson River on June 6, 1991.

Lower Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn

A couple spends time together looking at the
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Williams

A couple spends time together looking at the New York City skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront on April 20, 1986.

View from Battery Park City

Couples walking in Battery Park City on Jan.
Photo Credit: Newsday / Jim Cummins

Couples walking in Battery Park City on Jan. 23, 1989.

View of NYC from the Statue of Liberty

The New York City skyline is seen in
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Paul Demaria

The New York City skyline is seen in the background as workers remove scaffolding from around the torch of the Statue of Liberty on Dec. 17, 1985.

Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 terror attacks

A cloudy day on the Hudson River with
Photo Credit: Newsday / Mayita Mendez

A cloudy day on the Hudson River with the Manhattan skyline missing the Twin Towers on Sept. 14, 2001, just days after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Lower Manhattan with Twin Towers missing

The view of lower Manhattan as seen from
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

The view of lower Manhattan as seen from a commercial airplane on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, less than a month after the Twin Towers fell during the 9/11 terror attacks.

NYC skyline goes dark

Cars drive over the Brooklyn Bridge beside a
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

Cars drive over the Brooklyn Bridge beside a blacked-out New York City skyline during a massive power outage that stretched across the Northeast on Aug. 14, 2003.

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