How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Say hello to the world's most visited destination—Times Square in New York City. This single attraction hosts more visitors every year than Canadia has residents. This collection of shots from our friends at Oobject illustrate the Square's radical evolution over the past century from former NYT publishing house to giant, glitter ball-topped billboard.

Be sure to also take a tour of the New York Skyline, check out some New York Futurism, and these images of the Real New York City.

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Looking South to where the Times building would be 1878

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

The Times Building under construction, 1904

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times building almost completed 1904

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times Square featuring the completed Times building in 1908

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times building and Time Square in 1919

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times Square 1938

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon

Times Square New York 1942

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times Square, 1964

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Remodelled as the Allied Chemical building in 1965

The building was stripped back to its steel core and the original stone work dumped in Jersey to be replace by a mediocre facade.

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times Square at its lowest point in the 1980s

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Christos project to wrap 1 Times Square in 1985

How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural IconS

Times Square New Year 2011