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These old and new photos show just how much New York has changed

This is pretty cool.

The West Village then and now.
The West Village then and now.

THERE’S A NEW map that will help you chart exactly how much Manhattan has changed over the years.

This week, the New York Public Library released an interactive website that allows users to travel back in time using the Library’s historical photography database.

The site, called OldNYC, features a digital map where users can view photos of the island dating as far back as the early 19th century.

There are photos for almost every intersection in the city, so you can see the evolution of historical landmarks.

Times Square in 1920 and today

heres-a-look-at-the-lights-of-times-square-in-1920 Source: OldNYC

and-here-is-times-square-today Source: Businessinsider

Wall Street in 1904 and today

this-is-the-view-of-trinity-church-from-wall-street-in-1904 Source: OldNYC

this-is-a-similar-shot-of-wall-street-today Source: Google Maps

Grand Central Station in the 20s and today

here-is-what-grand-central-station-looked-like-during-the-roaring-twenties Source: OldNYC

surrounded-by-skyscrapers-this-is-what-the-station-looks-like-today Source: Businessinsider

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Saks Fifth Avenue in the 20s and today

customers-lined-up-outside-saks-fifth-avenue-in-the-1920s Source: OldNYC

Saks Acquisition Source: AP/Press Association Images

Columbus Circle in the 30s and today

here-is-a-look-at-a-quiet-columbus-circle-of-yesteryear Source: Businessinsider

columbus-circle-has-grown-to-include-many-major-buildings-including-the-trump-hotel-and-the-time-warner-center Source: Businessinsider

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