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10 Before-and-After Photos of Downtown Phoenix Captured by Google Maps

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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:

10.

Before: Half-finished expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center


After: Expanded Phoenix Convention Center

9.

Before: Not much

After: CityScape

8.

Before: Not much

After: More CityScape

7.

Before: Qwest building

After: Cigna office

6.

Before: Same old Seventh Street

After: Phoenix Biomedical Campus

5.

Before: Empty lot

After: The Westin

4.

Before: The onetime Sahara Inn

After: Parking lot, and future site of ASU law school

3.

Before: Dirt

After: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office headquarters

2.

Before: Dirt parking lot

After: Civic Space Park

1.

Before: Seemingly never-ending light rail construction

After: Functioning light rail

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