I moved into my NYC apartment and could see the Empire State Building – here’s how the skyline dramatically changed in a year

  • An Instagram user showed how long it took for the New York skyline to change
  • They have been living at the luxury apartment complex The Eugene for four months
  • The furious resident initially thought they would have the ‘amazing view’ forever

An Instagram user showed how quickly the New York skyline can change in less than a year.

The account, known as @newyork__only, was posted a video on Jan. 3 from the roof of The Eugene Building in Hudson Yards, showing the construction of a skyscraper blocking the view of the Empire State Building.

‘When I moved into my apartment in New York, I thought I would have this amazing view of the Empire State Building from my roof forever…’ the user wrote.

They continued to show the building’s construction between the first 4-12 months of life at the apartment building in Hudson Yards.

It is unclear when construction began, but A Facebook video shows that the view of the Empire State Building is blocked for the residents of The Eugene in July 2023.

An Instagram user shared a video of construction outside The Eugene building after just four months of living there

An Instagram user shared a video of construction outside The Eugene building after just four months of living there

A new skyscraper in the Hudson Yards area is under construction and the first shot showed a crane in the middle of the future building that would cover the skyline

A new skyscraper in the Hudson Yards area is under construction and the first shot showed a crane in the middle of the future building that would cover the skyline

The resident first showed the skyline and a crane in the middle of the skyscraper being built.

They later showed what the view looks like after five and nine months of residence at The Eugene.

The view of the Empire State Building was perfectly blocked by the skyscraper after the resident had only lived there for ten months.,

The building construction was almost completed two months later.

“I will forever miss this amazing view,” the user wrote in a clip of fireworks shooting from the Empire State Building.

The view of the Empire State Building was perfectly blocked by the skyscraper after the resident lived there for only 10 months

The view of the Empire State Building was perfectly blocked by the skyscraper after the resident lived there for only 10 months

The Eugene apartment complex is steps away from Chelsea, The High Line, Madison Square Garden and the Moynihan Train Hall.

The Eugene apartment complex is steps away from Chelsea, The High Line, Madison Square Garden and the Moynihan Train Hall.

It was developed by Brookfield Properties and built as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment

It was developed by Brookfield Properties and built as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment

The Eugene apartment complex is steps away from Chelsea, The High Line, Madison Square Garden and the Moynihan Train Hall.

It was developed by Brookfield Properties and built as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment.

The Manhattan West building currently offers a variety of features such as outdoor grilling stations and massage treatment rooms.

Other notable amenities include a panorama lounge, a vintage arcade, massage treatment rooms and a library lounge.

Instagram users mentioned how beautiful the building is, with one even commenting that the Eugene building is in “a sea of ​​skyscrapers.”

The Manhattan West building currently offers a variety of features such as outdoor grilling stations and massage treatment rooms

The Manhattan West building currently offers a variety of features such as outdoor grilling stations and massage treatment rooms

Social media users had mixed reactions to the video, with many noting how common skyscraper construction was and that the resident could move away

Social media users had mixed reactions to the video, with many noting how common skyscraper construction was and that the resident could move away

‘Meh. When your building was built, it had the same impact on someone else,” wrote one Instagram user.

Some individuals repeatedly welcomed the resident to New York due to the frequent skyscraper construction and even wrote that he should “get over” the construction since they live in a building with a roof deck.

“You still have a better view than me, I see rats and people laughing,” another person wrote.

Others suggested that the resident see what is available in ‘the new building’ and that they can just move if they are unhappy.

“If you can afford to live in this apartment in the first place, you can afford to move,” one Instagram user wrote.