herald square

1895-Herald Square (photo source)

Just a few days ago, Macy’s announced that it would begin a 400 million dollar renovation of its flagship store at Herald Square in the Spring of 2012.  We figured that this was the perfect time to take a look back in history at Herald Square!  Scroll through the pictures below and watch the streets, buildings, and people of New York City transform through the years.  See if you can spot all the little (and big) differences with each decade!

The building that you see right in between 6th Avenue and Broadway is the New York Herald Building, which was constructed in 1894 and demolished in 1921.  Notice how the sculpture (of Roman goddess Minerva, two laborers, and a bronze bell) from the top of the building is now on the ground in the same location.  You’ll see Macy’s on the left beginning in 1902.  On the right, the Sixth Avenue Elevated Railway, which closed in 1938.

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