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Old 11-04-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
Washington DC tends to have a lot of what I call "spacious" urbanity.

Penn Quarter:

https://www.instantstreetview.com/@3....62h,13.47p,1z
Penn Quarter looks so much better than it used to! I worked there in the 1990s (just two blocks from your street view) and it was somewhat rundown back then. Then they put in the Verizon Center (then the MCI Center) and it has only grown since then. I haven't been there in a few years; I need to go check it out again. I miss it!
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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Buffalo:

Looking SE toward City Hall
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8882...7i13312!8i6656
View from Niagara Street which is being re-done from downtown to Riverside - nearly every vacant industrial and warehouse, some dating back to the 1850s, is in the process of being rehabbed and converted to apartments or commercial. Shoreline apartments are being redeveloped into more urban-style architecture. (none of the changes are on google street view yet)

Theater District
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8912...7i13312!8i6656
Main street reopening to traffic, nearly every property (dating as early as 1840s) has been or is in the process of redevelopment with apartments and businesses. (street view hasn't caught up with all of the changes yet)

Niagara Square
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8863...7i13312!8i6656
View from front of City Hall looking toward new courthouse and Statler, which is undergoing renovation.

Lafayette Square
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8855...7i13312!8i6656
In front of Brisbane looking toward Hotel Lafayette, refurbished into apartments, hotel, and event space.

Allentown
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8993...7i13312!8i6656
Corner of Elmwood and Allen.

Grant-Ferry
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9209...7i13312!8i6656
Former Italian neighborhood, now hub of immigrant and refugee community. This block hasn't changed much, but incredible increase in people and new businesses primarily in the last 2 or 3 years (street view shows none of the changes yet)

Chippewa
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8907...7i13312!8i6656
Former red light district thru the 1970s, then nightclub strip, now maturing with new businesses, restaurants, and offices.

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Old 11-04-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Houston:

Main Street Downtown
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7584...7i13312!8i6656
Houston is in the process of adding 18,000 apartments to its (formerly) barren downtown, along with expansion of its rail, hotels, parks, and other amenities.

Texas Medical Center
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7080...7i13312!8i6656

Greenway Plaza
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7327...7i13312!8i6656

Galleria/Uptown
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7529...7i13312!8i6656

Upper Kirby
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7422...7i13312!8i6656

Midtown
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7518...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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Charleston sc

French Quarter
https://goo.gl/maps/JHeiq8gZq4S2

King st

https://goo.gl/maps/D1P51TbDkB82
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:01 PM
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Location: Miami
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Some of the older (gritty) areas.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5126...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5396...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5514...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5540...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5602...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-05-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Penn Quarter looks so much better than it used to! I worked there in the 1990s (just two blocks from your street view) and it was somewhat rundown back then. Then they put in the Verizon Center (then the MCI Center) and it has only grown since then. I haven't been there in a few years; I need to go check it out again. I miss it!
DC has changed dramatically since the 1990s. Run-down areas that even used to be close to downtown back then no longer exist.

You may remember what Columbia Heights used to look like. This is the new Columbia Heights:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9305...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Still, some of the narrowest streets and alleys are near Dupont Circle and downtown:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/18...428192!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9047...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 11-05-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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DALLAS

*Downtown Dallas & Deep Ellum, especially in the areas around Elm, Main, and Commerce, are arguably the most structurally dense parts of the city and in the entire DFW metro. Uptown has the highest population density in DFW.

Downtown - Main St.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7806...7i13312!8i6656

Deep Ellum - Main St. & Elm St.
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7838...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7846...7i13312!8i6656

Lower Greenville
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8142...7i13312!8i6656

Uptown/West Village - Blackburn St.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bl...!4d-96.7980433
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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In Grand Rapids there are a couple spots downtown and in the Heartside neighborhood that showcase the cities small urbanity.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9650...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9644...7i13312!8i6656

Where downtown meets Heartside near Division and Fulton. This street view was taken in August 2015, Missing from this view are a couple buildings that have gone vertical making it more filled in than the pictures show.
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9637...7i13312!8i6656

The "Heart Side" neighborhood is pretty urban too.....doing a 360 view from this point


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9598...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Looking at all these amazing posts makes me realize how urban Pittsburgh really is. Even the failing mill towns have the urban feel.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4389...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Mt Oliver

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4146...7i13312!8i6656

8th Ave Homestead PA

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4071...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4070...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Braddock PA

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4012...7i13312!8i6656
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