Downtown Phoenix has changed quite a bit over the last seven years.
Since Google first sent its Street View cameras through the streets of downtown Phoenix in 2007, buildings have gone up, others have come down, and other areas have completely changed. Now that the Street View car came back through Phoenix this year, we can compare the changes over the years. Check out 10 before-and-after photos of downtown, as captured by Google Street View:
Before: Half-finished expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center
After: Expanded Phoenix Convention Center
Before: Not much
Before: Not much
After: More CityScape
Before: Qwest building
After: Cigna office
Before: Same old Seventh Street
After: Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Before: Empty lot
After: The Westin
Before: The onetime Sahara Inn
After: Parking lot, and future site of ASU law school
After: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office headquarters
Before: Dirt parking lot
After: Civic Space Park
Before: Seemingly never-ending light rail construction
After: Functioning light rail
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