Looking east from the Wells St. Bridge, 1932, Chicago
Update: Thanks to everybodywrites for pointing out why a 1930s photographic perspective is different from today’s (google view) perspective:
"…the telephotographic magnification level from the first photo is greater than second (compare the relative sizes of the capitols atop bridge anchors for the next street [Lasalle?]). Not only is the built environment more dense in the present day, but we can see more of it. Comparing the absolute amount of change that took place between these two photographs is difficult. You can see the Carbide and Carbon Building in both photos. The first photo has it looming large enough in the back row. The second photo has it as a sliver where the perspective line created by the right bank of the river meets a kind of wall of buildings at the bend in the river."