Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

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May 2, 2014
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  The view down Spring street to City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, 2007. All images by Google Maps Street View.
    The view down Spring street to City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, 2007. All images by Google Maps Street View.
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  Six years later, a fresh bike lane runs down the street opposite the new headquarters for the LA Police Department.
    Six years later, a fresh bike lane runs down the street opposite the new headquarters for the LA Police Department.
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  A street corner on Kent Street in Brooklyn, New York, 2007.
    A street corner on Kent Street in Brooklyn, New York, 2007.
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  In 2013, a residential conversion has emerged across from a different, new residential building.
    In 2013, a residential conversion has emerged across from a different, new residential building.
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  Though Detroit is often associated with urban decay, it too has seen its share of development in the past five years. This image was taken in 2007.
    Though Detroit is often associated with urban decay, it too has seen its share of development in the past five years. This image was taken in 2007.
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  The same block in 2013.
    The same block in 2013.
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  Another intersection in Los Angeles, 2008.
    Another intersection in Los Angeles, 2008.
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  The same location in 2012, four years later.
    The same location in 2012, four years later.
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  An empty building in Detroit, 2009.
    An empty building in Detroit, 2009.
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  A field now occupies where the building once stood.
    A field now occupies where the building once stood.
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