Google Earth 1999 – part three

The Google Earth tool has a feature that displays historical satellite images from selected points in time. I thought it would be interesting to review images from last decade that pre-date all the new construction development we see today.

Not surprisingly much of what existed in 1999 was surface parking lots. But there are structures visible on many of these sites. Where these vacant buildings or did they host residences or businesses. Feel free to share the 411 in the comments.

Yale Lofts Condominiums:

555 Mass and Hampton Inn:

City Vista:

Click on any of the images to enlarge.

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    Scenic Artisan says

    hmm.. that does beg the question, what were the number of parking spots available year to year in dc.

    while lots of paved parking lots have disappeared, there are far more underground parking garages now than a decade ago.

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    Anonymous says

    I'm pretty sure that some of those lots on Mass Ave were used car dealers (you know like the one's the city is now closing down.) At least that's what I recall was there before 400 Mass.