Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can watch more than 80 years of development take place in about five seconds.
Maricopa County keeps aerial maps dating back to 1930, and we've combined some into time-lapse images to show you how Phoenix has changed over the years:
10. Chase Field
9. Arizona State University
7. South Mountain
6. I-10/I-17 Stack
5. US Airways Center turned Talking Stick Resort Arena
4. Arizona Capitol
3. Camelback Mountain
2. Sky Harbor Airport
1. Downtown Phoenix
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