50 incredible public-space transformations captured by Google Street View


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Urb-i/Google Street View

Budapest, Hungary.


Google Street View turned 10 years old in 2017. The technology allows people from anywhere in the world to explore landmarks, natural wonders, and even their own front yards.

Over the years, Google Street View has captured some spectacular public-space makeovers: A parking lot became a park, a crosswalk got the cobblestone treatment, a sidewalk was stretched out. In the life of a pedestrian, these changes - big and small - make a big difference.

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In 2015, a Brazilian urban planning collective called Urb-i (shorthand for Urban Ideas) set out to show examples of these transformations with an inspiring before-and-after gallery of Google Street View images. The gallery has racked up 3,000 images from over 50 countries.