[Above, you can see 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. In 2007, the lot, known as Square 54, was vacant, but today, you can find three buildings that house hundreds of students from George Washington University.]
Now you can take a blast to Washington, D.C's past, thanks to RENTCafé in their latest blog post. With the help from Google's Street View, the website was able to put together 11 before-and-after sliders that illuminate just how swiftly the District has changed in the past eight years. Washingtonian first reported on RENTCafé's findings last Friday. Take a look at more of RENTCafé's before-and-after sliders below.
↑ In 2007, the intersection of 17th and H streets NW housed a vacant plot of land. Now, you can find Lafayette Tower, Washington, D.C.'s first LEED CD Platinum building.
↑ In Downtown, you can spot the 1,175-room Marriott Marquis. Eight years ago, the hotel did not exist in that plot of land.
↑ In New York Avenue NW between 5th and 4th streets NW, the apartment building, The Meridian and Yale West Apartments, stand on a site that was previously vacant eight years ago.
↑ Eight years ago, The Lyric and M Flats properties didn't exist in Mount Vernon Triangle. Now, they stand tall on land that was once empty.
↑ Navy Yard has been one of the quickest gentrifying neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., and this before-and-after slide helps prove that. In 2007, the plot of land at the corner of L Street SE and First Street SE was vacant. Today, you can find the 200-unit development, called The Velocity Condos.
↑ NoMa's Avalon First and M now occupies a plot of land that was previously vacant eight years ago.
↑ You can find the Flats 130 apartment community at the corner of M and First streets NE. Eight years ago, Flats 130 wasn't yet constructed, and the site was vacant.
↑ In 2007, the plot of land at the corner of Florida and New York avenues NE was vacant. Today, the Elevation apartment development and Marriott Courtyard Washington occupy the space.
↑ It used to be easier to see the open sky in NoMa, but now you can find a variety of high-rises like the ones seen above at the corner of L and First streets NE.
↑ Where NoMa's 2M Street Apartments currently stands was once a vacant lot.
· Before-and-After Photos Show How Much DC Has Changed in Less Than 10 Years [Washingtonian]
· 11 Before-and-After Photos Showcase D.C.'s Stunning Transformation [RENTCafé]
· What 15 Historic New York City Scenes Look Like Today [Curbed NY]