Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart

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Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart
A recent Reddit post combined two Toronto snapshots from 2001, top, and 2014, capturing the rapid change the city’s downtown has undergone. The city’s skyline had largely been defined for decades by the CN Tower. Now, new office towers and particularly highrise condominiums offer some competition.
Toronto skyline’s ‘absolute transformation’ captured by two photos taken 13 years apart
A recent Reddit post combined two Toronto snapshots from 2001, top, and 2014, capturing the rapid change the city’s downtown has undergone. The city’s skyline had largely been defined for decades by the CN Tower. Now, new office towers and particularly highrise condominiums offer some competition.

For Brooklyn-born Ken Greenberg, this heady era in Toronto is akin to a certain New York moment.

In New York City in the late 1920s, an explosion of people and skyscrapers, and especially the addition of iconic structures like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building to the skyline, “drew people like magnets” from all over the world.

“People were exhilarated by the fact that we had the technology to build buildings like that, but then they came to symbolize a kind of excitement about the place,” said Mr. Greenberg, Toronto’s former director of design and architecture and the Toronto-based principal of Greenberg Consultants.

“We love the iconic Manhattan skyline, because what we’re really doing is associating that with what we know happens on the streets.’’ ….

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