December 23, 2021

These before and after photos show how much Detroit has changed in 12 years

Detroit is a city where the resurgence and renaissance can't be denied or ignored — for better or worse. Local neighborhoods and architecture is steadily changing as new businesses and buildings are coming in, and old familiar structures are moving out.

From new apartment buildings and arenas to parks and demolitions, here's how Detroit has changed over the last 12 years.

All photos via Google Maps.

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These before and after photos show how much Detroit has changed in 12 years
Then — 2009 
Joe Louis Arena

Then — 2009

Joe Louis Arena
Now — 2021 
Joe Louis Arena

Now — 2021

Joe Louis Arena
Then — 2011 
Detroit Shipping Co.

Then — 2011

Detroit Shipping Co.
Now — 2021 
Detroit Shipping Co.

Now — 2021

Detroit Shipping Co.
Then — 2009 
Little Caesars Arena

Then — 2009

Little Caesars Arena
Now — 2021 
Little Caesars Arena

Now — 2021

Little Caesars Arena
Then — 2007 
Beacon Park

Then — 2007

Beacon Park
Now — 2021 
Beacon Park

Now — 2021

Beacon Park
Then — 2009 
Michigan State Fairgrounds

Then — 2009

Michigan State Fairgrounds