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Old 04-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #21
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I had tried to start up a blog a couple of years ago with the same idea: http://beforeboston.tumblr.com/
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #22
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1988 vs. 2013 slider skyline shot from the Globe. Amazing how little changed between 1988 and when I first moved to the area in 1997. Most new construction from the 2000s decade.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2013/05/2...moJ/story.html
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #23
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1988 vs. 2013 slider skyline shot from the Globe. Amazing how little changed between 1988 and when I first moved to the area in 1997. Most new construction from the 2000s decade.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2013/05/2...moJ/story.html
It's only about 4 buildings as far as I can tell. Which for 25 years is kinda sad
-that spaceship looking thing
-liberty mutual
-1 back bay
-shit building on st james (10 st james?)
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #24
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Would the Copley Place tower be visible in that shot, or would it be behind the JHT?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #25
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It's only about 4 buildings as far as I can tell. Which for 25 years is kinda sad
-that spaceship looking thing
-liberty mutual
-1 back bay
-shit building on st james (10 st james?)
Well, relative to the 1988-1997 period, when only one building in that shot went up, it's a lot.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:25 PM   #26
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Can somebody post the picture? I can't see it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #27
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Awesome reddit thread. Here, have some GIFs:

1963-2013


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Old 09-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #28
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It's really quite amazing to actually see all the buildings that were completely demolished/cut in half to build the CA.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:14 PM   #29
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Here are a few I compared from the last couple of years. Before photos are from Boston Public Library's Flickr.

Federal Street:


City Hall:


Salt Street:
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #30
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FYI, Salt (sic) Street (Salt Lane) is the road behind the Union Oyster House parallel to Union and Blackstone streets. I'll be damned; I had no idea it existed. Never went in that way. Neat.

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Old 10-18-2013, 08:16 AM   #31
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Wow City Hall has not changed at all. Not even the light fixtures. Nothing. Love the outdoor seating by the restaurant though. Maybe Starbucks could do the same!
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #32
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Re: Salt Lane. So the cobblestones ... added for "historic reproduction" reasons?
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:32 AM   #33
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I prefer the first picture; it looks like a real city with some grit. The second photo looks like a suburbanized museum.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:33 AM   #34
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If anyone knows a very small amount of html, this will allow you to create slider images very easily: http://www.catchmyfame.com/catchmyfa...eafter-plugin/
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #35
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long time lurker (circa ablarc days), figured i got some pictures, why not share em

Hefferan St, Allston (first pic is from the 60's i believe)

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Old 10-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #36
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Pretty soon you are gonna need a third picture for what's about to be built.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #37
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I prefer the first picture; it looks like a real city with some grit. The second photo looks like a suburbanized museum.
Have you walked down Salt Lane recently? Plenty o'grit for the nostrils. Lay out some raw hamburger and stand about 50 feet away. You will get a gritty rat soon enough.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #38
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:41 PM   #39
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What's that half-height wall at far left in the '50s shot?
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #40
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What's that half-height wall at far left in the '50s shot?
Judging by the vent in the modern picture, I'd say something to do with the subway. Probably a vent, possibly egress.
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