Americans are flocking to cities in high numbers—and you can see it in the skylines. A renewed interest in urban living and the concentration of new tech jobs in cities have led to a boom in new urban construction, and not just in places that are notorious for recent growth like San Francisco or Austin.
The apartment search site RENTCafé put together a comparison of Street View images of different urban intersections with notable growth over the past decade or so that allow you to visualize just how dramatically some city skylines have changed. Below are seven different visual comparisons from cities across the country. Toggle the slider back and forth to compare images from 2007 to today.
1. MASON STREET LOW-INCOME HOUSING // SAN FRANCISCO
2. BAYSIDE AT THE EMBARCADERO DEVELOPMENT // SAN DIEGO
3. DOPPLER - AMAZON HEADQUARTERS // SEATTLE
4. CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT // CHARLOTTE
5. L.A. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX // LOS ANGELES
6. AUSTONIAN CONDOS // AUSTIN
7. SKYLINE // MANHATTAN
All images from Google Street View via RENTCafé unless otherwise noted
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