10 Time-Lapse Images of Phoenix Being Built Over 80 Years

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Camelback Mountain in 1953.


Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can watch more than 80 years of development take place in about five seconds.

Maricopa County keeps aerial maps dating back to 1930, and we've combined some into time-lapse images to show you how Phoenix has changed over the years:

10.) Chase Field




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Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

You sure did spend a decent amount of time to only get a response from me.

Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

You're not really watching anything be built with a shitty gif that just makes the structure appear fully built after a frame of flat land..

coreyjr
coreyjr

If these faded in slowly it would be a better user experience

Matt Colby
Matt Colby

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Mahatma Hemry
Mahatma Hemry

The city scrape one made me cry. Turning the zero block from park to building is not progress, it's a mistake.

Melinda Richter
Melinda Richter

Wish I could pause it, but it's still interesting to see the big changes.

Paul Murray
Paul Murray

OK, NT-P, overwhelming opinion is that the pictures rotate to quickly. Can you fix it please? recode the GIF to play slower

Tramell Salkey
Tramell Salkey

Damn i thought it would be of tme lapses by days or something... not years....

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

wait, how exactly do we have images from 1930

johnsmith
johnsmith

which of you dumbshits made these gifs?

TheBilldozer
TheBilldozer

Hey, could you guys make the gifs a little faster?

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

You guys don't know how time lapse works do you. Lol.

Valarie J. Vousden
Valarie J. Vousden

Wish it had the option to pause and go frame by frame. Otherwise, awesome!

Shaun Hawk
Shaun Hawk

Too bad you can't stop them and click through. But yeah, Phoenix has absolutely exploded. I've been gone for about 11 years now, and I bet it's totally different than when I was there last.

Paul Lathrop
Paul Lathrop

Shaun Hawk, I thought you might like this.

Tony Hussey
Tony Hussey

Way to go New Times!!! Stick to benign, entertaining articles and leave the Politics to folks who aren't COMPLETELY mentally deficient.

TChalla NDa
TChalla NDa

Its funny Phoenix still really aint all that attractive, but people want to be here cause of the old myths whether real or not Ur 6.) I-10/I-17 stack the number 6 timelaps was of A freeway ¿Thats out best innovations over 80 years? I believe in the next 80 that, ‼WE _BETTER_DO_BETTER¡¡

Curt Wieden
Curt Wieden

Great, except the photos change way too quickly. Impossible to appreciate anything but the big changes, like the stack or Chase Field.

Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

looks like a computer motherboard chip, society is

La Messa Qvo
La Messa Qvo

Dude if they can do that then I can prove that nothings changed

tmiimt
tmiimt

I call it Chase BOB park!

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