Google Street View Reveals More of Buffalo's Transformation Since 2007

by / Aug. 3, 2015 1pm EST

You witnessed our first installation of “Buffalo Street View” spread like wildfire (click here if you missed it). Apparently the drastic changes to Buffalo’s cityscape over the past eight years haven’t gone unnoticed–and if they have, people were definitely surprised. It’s now acceptable to tell visitors: “Pardon the dust, our city is being renovated!”

With the help of Google Street View—which has been capturing our streets since 2007—we’re back to exploring Buffalo’s most drastic then-and-now street views. After scouring through hundreds of your suggestions and comments we’ve narrowed down the list for our second edition. Take a look!

 Cobblestone District 

[Cobblestone District]

[The Fairmont]


[Harborcenter / Courtyard Marriot / Canalside]

 Outer Harbor 

[Gallagher Pier]

[Tifft Street Pier]

 Downtown Buffalo 

[Curtiss Hotel / The Avant / Embassy Suites]

[Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse]

[Genesee Gateway]

[Hotel Lafayette]

 East Side 

[Jefferson Corridor / Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority]

 West Side 

[Grant Street Global Voices]

[5 Loaves Farm]

 North Buffalo 

[The Foundry]

…and we had to include our newly renovated offices at Ferry and Main!

 Main Street 

[The Public / Barre Centric / Ashker’s]

Which locations in Buffalo look drastically different to you? Comment below to have your picks considered for our next roundup.