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Hope you don't mind if I try something new. Taking a trip along a street in the Northside neighborhood of Syracuse, New York. I picked Butternut Street having just seen on the local Syracuse news that the most recent murder in the city occurred there. It's about 20 blocks long and starts in the Little Italy area of the Northside. Downtown starts down Salina in the distance. Diverse racially and quite a few immigrants. Here goes:

1. Starting at the Salina Street intersection (a major north/south artery).



2. St Joseph Hospital



3. New construction on left, old strip center on right



4. Old brick and mortar building harking back to the neighborhoods Italian roots.



5. Cute liquor store (Grand Opening)



6. La Cantina



7. Rubble in the empty lot



8. Oh well, it does get better, but there's grit to be had.



9. There were people on the street.



10.



11.



12. Yard Sale?



13. Bit rough around the edges in places.



14. Looks like school's out.



15. Plywood.



16. Modest working class houses. Probably still affordable.



17. More plywood.



18. Not sure if they are still fixing autos.



19. Trying to spruce up the neighborhood.



20. A couple of apartment complexes.



21. Still heading north.



22. Some bigger single and double family housing and lots.



23. There is one house that likes flags.



24. Another small business section. Looks like pulling teeth pays better than making signs.



25. Looks like a quiet block with nice homes.



26. As we approach the end, a church on the right and fenced yard on the left.



27. Sadly at the end, an attractive old apartment building is boarded up. (Sure use a lot of plywood there, maybe there's a hurricane coming)



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Some pics of Birmingham, England.








Public Baths????




I guess the playground is used as a parking lot by the teachers.








The Six Ways area.




A couple pics of downtown



Looking the other way on the same road




The Cathedral in the center of the city




People relaxing on the Cathedral grounds. Looks like some are more relaxed than others.

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Little Rock, Arkansas








Little Rock High School



This place helped to change public education










In North Little Rock is the streetcar shed





Some nice nearby housing

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Shreveport, Louisiana

Lots of empty blocks around downtown:




Casinos



Downtown












Nearby business district








Residential areas












A couple of businesses




Nearby closed school

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I drove through East Liverpool, Ohio many years ago, and thought it was a poster child of the decline in industrial Appalachia. Here's the Wiki entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Liverpool,_Ohio

Had a peak population of over 26,000 in 1970, now less than 11,000.

What brought the city back to my attention was a picture of an East Liverpool couple who overdosed in a car with their 4 year old son in the back.


http://www.lifedaily.com/adults-over...ise-awareness/

Anyway, here's a bunch of pics from the around city:

Residential




























Downtown area






















Finally an abandoned brewery. http://abandonedonline.net/locations...ewing-company/

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I happened upon a news item from Syracuse about a multiple stabbing at a bar on the Northside. The building in the report looked familiar, so I checked out the Syracuse post in this thread (post #221), and found the place in pic #6. It was called La Cantina when the google pic was taken. Yikes!

http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/cen...tternut-street
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Looks similarly at this in Concepcion City, Tucuman Province, Argentina



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Looks similarly at this in Concepcion City, Tucuman Province, Argentina
I can see the similarities.
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A few pics from Colorado Springs, CO.


Aerial view of the metro and Pike's Peak.




The Luxury Resort Broadmoor ( https://www.broadmoor.com/ )






Row of residences from the front.



And from the back.




I guess a set of rows trailing off down the hill.




A church under renovations 2014.



All done in 2015.




The Pioneer Museum




Seems like a hectic place.




I didn't know Goth is a religion.




Part of downtown.




Finally, I wish I knew the story behind the leg.

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Going on the opposite side of the world for this next set. Did some exploring of Busan, South Korea ( use to be called Pusan ). It's the 2nd largest city in Korea and definately has a lot of talls. Here's a link for more info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan

Now for some pics

Starting with one of the main intersections with a 360 look in the next three pics.








Crossing a couple of bridges






I'm not sure what the zoning laws are like, but two of the buildings in this pic look a bit out of place.




Then I checked out an overhead view of the same neighborhood and noticed half of the buildings on the left side of the pic above are gone. I would guess they're making room for more scrapers.




I noticed there were several areas in the city with similar "urban renewal" going on.

Before:



After:




Seems the google trucks/bikes didn't get to all the little byways and alleyways in the city, but I was able to tour many of the side streets. Here are some of the small commercial and residential lanes.

Big Church




Brick




Brick & stone










Not sure how long the places in the last pic are going to last. This is going on in the next block:




Mmmmmm Pizza



New vs Old




I read somewhere that there really aren't any "slums" in South Korea, but there are some shabbier districts. These tend to be up the hillsides much like Brazil's favellas.

Kind of tough to find these places on Google, but I did get into a couple.

Not sure what that traffic sign means.







There's that sign again, and a flag, and a barber's pole, and what looks like a Christmas tree in the upper right corner.




Finally, would you prefer a cup of coffee (left) or go a couple of rounds with the local champ (right)?




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Sorry I've been away from this thread for a while. Coming back with a tour of Danville, Virginia. A small city (pop ~ 42,000 down from a high of 53,ooo in 1990) located in Southwestern VA. The economy was once quite strong though tobacco and textiles.

Some more info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danville,_Virginia


Aerial view of the core of the city










The warehouse district now called the River District, undergoing some renovations






But more work needed







Nice homes in a historic district











Finally a real gem which was built in the 1860's (on the right in this pic)




I had visited Danville about 15 years ago and walked through this area. I happened upon a woman working on that house who had recently purchased it. She was doing some of the renovation work herself as seen in a pic I took:



There is also a carriage house behind it:




Now to some of the grit





A little house next to the Juvenile Detention Center




What the sign on the fence said






A couple of before and after pics

from 2012



from 2016




from 2012



from 2016

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Interesting looking city. I used to live not too far from Danville, Pennsylvania. Population about 4,600, so much smaller, but still some interesting architecture.
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Winston-Salem - Before & After:
Around 2012, developers of tech company office space created a "tech boom" in downtown Winston-Salem. It completely transformed the industrial and once gritty/vacant eastern third of downtown into what the developers call an "Innovation District." Today, those same developers use this project as the best example of their work, when seeking to work on projects in other states. According to Preservation North Carolina, this is the largest historic redevelopment project in North Carolina and one of the largest in the United States. These buildings have made appearances in websites, social media, and documents from Biomed Realty, Wexford Science + Technology, and Ventas, which are companies involved in the project. Several of these buildings/parks have won North Carolina and Maryland AIA awards. Winston-Salem has appeared in the New York Times and Politico as one of the nation's greatest comeback stories, with these buildings shown as a centerpiece of the stories. This project is also called the nation's fastest growing innovation district. I've wanted to post a "Before & After" of this project, showing the transformation of this once gritty industrial district. I thought this was a good thread for it. I did visit a few months ago (I have photographs, but didn't post a thread) and the place was filled with people, beautiful spaces, and construction workers. If you haven't been to Winston-Salem in a few years, you won't recognize it.

Bailey Park was the eastern part of the multi-block Bailey Power Plant coal-fired power plant and steam station complex, before the nearly two-acre site was cleared and renovated. Here we see construction workers building the waterfall / water-wall feature and paths. This work was completed in Summer 2016. In the next phase, they will reuse the old electricity transmission towers, seen in the before photograph, and create a splash pad.


Biotech Place & Bailey Park Biotech Place has a conference center, retail hall, and office & lab space. Notice the food truck courtyard in Bailey Park. The structures won design awards.


Turn-around and look in the other direction:

Bailey Power Plant is a former coal-fired power plant and steam station that once filled blocks of space, with pipes crossing the streets. Last month, workers finished renovating the old power plant into tech company office space, Cambridge Innovation Center / Venture Cafe space, a conference center, retail/restaurant space and a new brewery will open on the ground floor this Summer. Two other buildings will be incorporated into a new tech company and retail building, proposed by Wexford Science + Technology, to be announced soon.


Since the newest Google Streetview photographs are old and still have it under-construction, I have a post showing the completed project: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...&postcount=428

Former Hanes Factories converted by Maryland and Virginia developers into residential and art gallery space. Sadly, the century-old box factory is being demolished for a new wood-frame apartment building. Yes, Hanes like the T-shirts. Hanes Brands is one of Winston-Salem's Fortune 500 headquarters.


Plant 64 is the work of Philadelphia-based Pennrose. The project includes office and residential space, along with a gym in a former power plant. Many of these buildings are over a century old.


One-storey warehouse transformed into a two-storey office building (right), with pool and grilling space (left):


Winston-Salem's High Line is the transformation of an abandoned and overgrown elevated rail line into a bike and walking path with a future light rail transit line preserved. This project will open for use next month, but people are already using it.


Wake Forest University School of Medicine & Engineering leased this entire building, which was originally planned as a multi-tenant building. The medical school is on the left and the engineering school is on the right. Five colleges/universities from North Carolina and Virginia have classrooms/research space in this downtown innovation district.


525 @ Vine is a multi-tenant tech company office building. This appears to be a national brand from the developer, since the same developer also built an "@" building in St. Louis' Cortex District a few months later, with the same @ logo?


Inmar Headquarters (left) is the conversion of a one-story industrial building into a four-storey corporate headquarters for a large tech company. This building once had one tall & massive machine, filling nearly all of the space, and it had to be taken-apart and removed in pieces before renovation could begin. Preservationists required them to construct this as a building within a building, so it's a new four-storey office building constructed in the middle of this historic structure.


This development, called downtown's IQ District, has around two-million-square-feet of space. Their current construction projects are apartments with retail and the high line project, posted above. They are in talks with two education-tech companies, interested in relocating here, to construct more space in a proposed mixed-use development that could double or triple the square-foot size of the IQ District. They also have the next phase of Bailey Power Plant proposed, which we previously discussed. I do have a thread on this city's construction in City Compilations.
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^ Very cool stuff - that's some high-quality repurposing / restoring. Thank you for sharing!
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Yes, I like this thread! Cool stuff indeed.

Thanks to all for your contributions, special thanks to Ex-Ithacan for all the posts and discoveries you share!
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Glad you folks like this.

Here's a pic I took back in 2006 in Winston Salem:



The second pic Matthew posted shows the same area:



Looks like the Lofts are still doing OK, but the building to the left is a great rehab now!

Thanks for the post Matthew.
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Getting a little gritty again......Baltimore's Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in the Southwest part of the city.















































Not 100% sure, but looks like Google Maps may have captured a drug deal:







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