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Old 11-07-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
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
Yes, I remember when Columbia Heights was unsafe and they had the riot in the early 90s. I was still living in the DC area when it started improving, but wow what a transformation! I lived in Northern Virginia until early 2012 but didn't venture to the Penn Quarter much by that point as I was no longer working there. But I do remember marveling at all of the changes the few times I went there. Looks even better now. Dupont was desirable the whole time I lived there and still looks great. Hoping to move back to the DC area in the near future.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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Lansing MI, Old Town: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7474...7i13312!8i6656


South Washington Square(Downtown): https://www.google.com/maps/search/o...7i13312!8i6656


REO Town: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Re...536293!6m1!1e1


East Michigan Ave: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Re...536293!6m1!1e1


If including other places in the area, Downtown East Lansing: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7355...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:54 PM
 
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Grand Rapids has over 31 apartment buildings being built. Also a skyscraper is about to break ground.
http://woodtv.com/2016/11/04/propose...inal-approval/

I posted two google views of the same area. You will notice that there are two parking lots (Area 4 and Area 5). Not for long, as they are about to construct building on them.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9609...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9608...7i13312!8i6656

In addition, twin buildings are planned on the corner of Ottawa and Pearl.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/15...670183!6m1!1e1

$63.5M apartment and office towers unveiled for downtown parking lot | MLive.com

Google Maps is not updating fast enough to keep current with the changes in downtown GR. sigh....
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:29 AM
 
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Grand Rapids has over 31 apartment buildings being built. Also a skyscraper is about to break ground.
Proposed GR skyscraper receives final approval | WOODTV.com

I posted two google views of the same area. You will notice that there are two parking lots (Area 4 and Area 5). Not for long, as they are about to construct building on them.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9609...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9608...7i13312!8i6656

In addition, twin buildings are planned on the corner of Ottawa and Pearl.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/15...670183!6m1!1e1

$63.5M apartment and office towers unveiled for downtown parking lot | MLive.com

Google Maps is not updating fast enough to keep current with the changes in downtown GR. sigh....
Grand Rapids looks amazing. Nice infill and historic preservation going on
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:15 PM
 
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Salisbury St Downtown Raleigh(not really the most urban but the museum is good place to take pics)
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7828...2!8i6656?hl=en

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7827...2!8i6656?hl=en

Jones St over looking both the history and science museums
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.7825...2!8i6656?hl=en

Wilmington st
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Do....6285252?hl=en

Last edited by drrckmtthws; 11-10-2016 at 12:29 PM..
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:30 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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New Orleans-

Central Business District:
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9522...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.9506...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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Atlanta

Broad Street - Downtown
https://goo.gl/maps/kztEpoXd4PH2

Poplar Street - Downtown
https://goo.gl/maps/YcKQ7L9Gz8t

Peachtree Center - Downtown
https://goo.gl/maps/fkVzQnG9nMv

Midtown
https://goo.gl/maps/MibagKZBtNq

Buckhead Village
https://goo.gl/maps/o3kXPvJa8fT2

Central Buckhead
https://goo.gl/maps/pFzsCJp3zpu

There's more areas, but getting lazy to look them up.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
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
Wow-very different for sure. My parents lived in Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant from like 1976-1983.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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The most urban view of Fort Wayne, Indiana I could find.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.0793...7i13312!8i6656

Downtown Goshen, Indiana, my hometown. It's had a major resurgence and is once again a big, bustling downtown area for a city of just 30,000.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5852...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 11-15-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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Detroit area

Greektown
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3350...7i13312!8i6656


Downtown
https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3337...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3305...7i13312!8i6656


Financial District


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3294...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3315...7i13312!8i6656


Birmingham

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5467...8i6656!6m1!1e1

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.5473...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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