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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:

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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Matthew Hendley
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