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Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 6:49 PM
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Downtown Vancouver Panoramas | 1978 - 2003

Looking north into the downtown core of Vancouver from the Granville Street Bridge.

1978

2003



Looking southeast from Stanley Park into Coal Harbour and the downtown core.

1978

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http://www.businessinsider.com/shang...s-2010-2010-6/

Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010
by Joe Weisenthal Jun. 7, 2010

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Sorry, i cant get the pictures to work, but if anyone does could you let me know?
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Minneapolis, 4th and Nicollet.

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2009:

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That above comparison (of Shanghai) always takes me back - it's amazing what 20 years did to that skyline . . . and it still continues to grow.
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^^Really amazing transformation for Shanghai! Not so much for Minneapolis, those older buildings were too charming. At least there's potential for great infill.


The domed building in the center is the Bank of Buffalo, built in 1895. The taller building surrounding it is the Chamber of Commerce building.

Buffalo 1980's. Corner of Main st & Seneca St.


dia_0059 by Senor Roboto, on Flickr

Main St. & Seneca today.


The Bank of buffalo was demolished in 1989 sometime after the Chamber of Commerce building. Today the site is an empty lot.
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What a streetscape design can do. SW 59th Avenue in South Miami near me:

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Our cities have become automotive shangri-las.
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Phoenix in 1980 and today...both shot from the airport. I have no idea who took the original photo, as I found it years ago, and I've been through three different computers since then. I took the bottom photo when I was flying to Denver in August, 2010:





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Found some more of Philadelphia...

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All reposted from http://www.flickriver.com/photos/334...7619206118001/

So, there once was a beautiful Victorian neighborhood in L.A. called Bunker Hill. Then, in the 60s, they leveled the entire hill and all the buildings and created a high rise district.







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Here's a good one.

A View of Asheville, North Carolina 1850 by Robert Duncanson:


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A view from the same vantage point, 2011:


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^^Really amazing transformation for Shanghai! Not so much for Minneapolis, those older buildings were too charming. At least there's potential for great infill.


The domed building in the center is the Bank of Buffalo, built in 1895. The taller building surrounding it is the Chamber of Commerce building.

Buffalo 1980's. Corner of Main st & Seneca St.


dia_0059 by Senor Roboto, on Flickr

Main St. & Seneca today.


The Bank of buffalo was demolished in 1989 sometime after the Chamber of Commerce building. Today the site is an empty lot.
Okay,now that's just freaking retarded. A grand old building reduced to a blooding lot? I swear, if urban renewal was done another way, the U.S. would have a lot more cities with a cosmopolitan feel now.
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Looking Northwest along Trade Street towards Tryon street in Charlotte, circa 1978. None of these buildings exist today. The tallest seen here, the Independence Building, was the first steel framed skyscraper in the Carolinas when build in 1909.


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The same view today:


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I posted these a few years ago, but here they are again. Denver again... it's the Central Platte Valley that was historically a train-yard and heavy industrial area dating back to the gold mining era. The whole area has been cleaned up and is now being developed as a new downtown neighborhood that links The Highlands neighborhood across the river to downtown. A more recent aerial would show even more buildings in the empty area created by the environmental cleanup, as an ongoing building boom in the area is continuing to this day. I'm not sure on the date for the first image, but I would guess it is at some point in the 1950s or early 60s based on the partially completed I-25 being built at the top of the picture.





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Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Before pictures were taken by me circa 2002; after are Google Street View's current image.

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Before:


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Pruitt Igoe before



Pruitt Igoe after


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Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Before pictures were taken by me circa 2002; after are Google Street View's current image.

Before:


After:
Not really sure how I feel about the after picture. Seems nice that they preserved it, but it doesn't look as good as the other two restorations.
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If you are a fan of vintage buildings, late 19th century urbanism or Chicago in general, get ready for some serious pain.

All before photographs are courtesy of Charles A. Childs and are all located in the near South side and Douglas neighborhoods.

20th and Prairie



29th and Michigan



29th and Prairie



31st and Calumet



31st and Cottage Grove



33rd and Cottage Grove



33rd and Michigan



35th and Indiana






Now excuse me while I go back into my hole to cry again.
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What the....how in the....I'm gonna go throw up now...
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