The Midtown Manhattan skyline in 2020. (original image via YIMBY, GIF Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

A digital view from downtown Manhattan towards Midtown shows us what the 2020 skyline will look like after five new supertall developments are complete. (original image via NY YIMBY, GIF by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

Armand Boudreaux at New York YIMBY mashed together the architectural renderings of some notably tall developments being built in Midtown (432 Park Avenue, 111 West 57th Street, 53 West 53rd Street, One57, and Nordstrom Tower) with Google Earth to give us a taste of what to expect. Among the new crop of towers is the Nordstrom Tower, which is slated to become the tallest residential building in the entire world, at 1,775 feet (1,479 feet without the spire), when it’s completed in 2018. Business Insider mentions that the 90-story One57 building is the most complete of the five structures and cost $1.4 billion to build (though developers are expected to gross about $2 billion in sales from the project).

Another view via YIMBY (via YIMBY)

Another view of the supertall towers in Midtown Manhattan by YIMBY (via NY YIMBY)

Presenting Midtown 2020, which is looking more and more like the spindly skyline of the Tuscan town of San Gimignano.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

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