Illustration for article titled How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon

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.

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Illustration for article titled How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon

Looking South to where the Times building would be 1878

Illustration for article titled How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon

The Times Building under construction, 1904

Illustration for article titled How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon
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Times building almost completed 1904

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Times Square featuring the completed Times building in 1908

Illustration for article titled How NYC Transformed Times Square Into a Cultural Icon
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Times building and Time Square in 1919

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Times Square 1938

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Times Square New York 1942

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Times Square, 1964

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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.

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Times Square at its lowest point in the 1980s

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Christos project to wrap 1 Times Square in 1985

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Times Square New Year 2011

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