A Bird’s Eye View of Pittsburgh’s Seven Year Transformation

Over the past seven years, the city of Pittsburgh has gone through a remarkable transformation. We may fail to notice the changes happening around us while sitting in construction-related traffic, but one look back in time on Google Street View showcases the dramatic revitalization of “The Burgh” and its surrounding areas.

Humorist, Virginia Montanez, recently published an article in Pittsburgh Magazine that was inspired by LA Weekly’s Jennifer Swann. Swann took her readers back in time using a Google Maps feature allowing users to view how a street appeared in 2007. Montanez explored Pittsburgh’s transformation from blue collar steel town to the great city that it is today. Check out these incredible before and after shots.

MARKET SQUARE

THE HILL DISTRICT

For more Google Map screenshots of Pittsburgh’s transformation over the last seven years, click here.

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