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    Then and Now

    Main Street


    Olive Street

    Picture on left taken by Ninjatune

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    Interesting how a little green space can change an area that was rather gritty / rundown.

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    (Bottom photo by Justin Terveen)
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    I like Ninjatune's point of view to take these photos. It's easier to see the differences between the past and present. Anyway, the city is very nice

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    This 1957 photo is the first good one I've seen of the original First National Bank building, which was torn down for a parking lot and later became Third Rail Lofts. What's awesome is that the old photo depicts a bank and a Walgreens (at Gulf States Bldg). Today, Gulf States contains a bank and the new building has a CVS. Sort of a Back to the Future moment.




    Go to this Ghosts of Dallas post and slide between the two photos: http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/201...nd-akard-1957/
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    Here is a cool google maps time lapse of DFW from 1984 to 2012. It's pretty neat.
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18rb.../ku-xlarge.gif

    Sorry for the link, but the GIF is too large to imbed.

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    Great find!

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    Seeing how much concrete was poured up north, it's no wonder that runoff flooding has become such a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksig121 View Post
    Seeing how much concrete was poured up north, it's no wonder that runoff flooding has become such a problem.
    Ding, ding, ding just like the highways. Dallas gets stuck with the traffic from the north but also gets stuck with the runoff from the northern burbs in addition to the runoff from its own concrete desert. It's all unsustainable as a system that's why it's got to change.
    "Don't make the mountain your enemy
    Get out, get up there instead" - Various Storms & Saints.Florence and the Machine

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    That's really cool ksig- I have a joke about this, sort of. I was selling real estate in 1984 and purchased one of the famous Maspco books (now there's a relic). I never bought another. Once somebody asked me why I didn't get a new one. I said, "Well if it wasn't a street in 1984, I really don't want to know about it". Yes I was a parochial curmudgeon early on...

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