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

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

After: CityScape


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


Before: Dirt

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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Matthew Hendley
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