The slider image above was created using JuxtaposeJS, a tool created by Knight Labs of Northwestern University. Finding a present day picture that would fit nicely with the 1870 “Currier & Ives Map of The City of New York” was surprisingly challenging.
When visitors think of New York City, what comes to mind is its iconic skyline. But long before we could capture it on picture, artists worked their magic to visualize what only the seagulls could see. Once technology caught up to our imagination, photographers raced to satisfy our insatiable desire to view New York from above. Scroll down to see the city grow up through a montage of those works: