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Then Vs. Now: 1920s New York City

The city has undergone some major changes since the Roaring '20s. RIP old Penn Station.

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Then: Battery Park (1922)

Now:

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Then: Lower Manhattan

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Then: 34th Street & Fifth Avenue (1922)

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Then: Times Square (1922)

Now:

Then: Times Square (1922)

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Then: Times Square (1923)

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Then: The Lowell Fountain at Bryant Park

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Then: Fifth Ave & 53rd Street (1922)

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Then: Columbus Circle (1924)

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Then: Manhattan Municipal Building (1924)

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Then: Wall Street (1921)

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Then: Union Square (1921)

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Then: Union Square (1922)

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Then: Pennsylvania Station (1922)

The building was demolished in 1963.
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The building was demolished in 1963.

Now: Madison Square Garden

Then: Penn Station

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Now:

Then: Herald Square (1923)

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Then: Fifth Avenue & 59th Street (1924)

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Then: Holland Tunnel construction (1924)

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Then: 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue (1924)

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Then: Church and Warren Streets during subway construction (1927)

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Then: Broome Street from Broadway (1925)

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Then: Sherry Netherland Hotel and Plaza Hotel from Central Park (1928)

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Then: Central Park (1925)

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Then: Chrysler Building spire construction (1929)

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