The place that'll probably be the death of me someway... New York City, NY, throught the years. Evolution of the New York skyline since 1876. Vertical view of Manhattan, New York, 1944. Photograph by Andreas Feininger. New York skyline in 1931. Time's Square, New York City, 1959. 1929: Grand Central Terminal, NYC,. The sun can't shine through like that now due to the surrounding tall buildings. A troupe of elephants and a zebra walk down 33rd Street in Manhattan for the arrival of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1968. Dinosaurs are transported on the Hudson River to the 1964 Worlds Fair. 1909: Rush Hour in NYC.