Google Maps Lakeside View



In Nashville, a city that is in the midst of an unprecedented building boom, a prime piece of property has not participated in the boom. Instead, it became first, a giant hole and then, one of the most expensive lakes a person can imagine. However, Google Maps isn’t a person and it had no problem imagining it. Google Maps has spent the past several years codifying the creation of the giant lake on West End Avenue.

A six year old post on a real estate blog tells the story up to that point. Since then, there has been another big deal announcement, some more digging, and a deal falling through.

Amazingly, Google Maps, Street View, Historic photos from Street View and Google Earth all show the evolution of the lake.

Click on a thumbnail to start a slideshow of the lake since 2007.


Google Maps View (2015) thumbnail
Satellite view, 2015 thumbnail
September, 2007 thumbnail
June, 2009 thumbnail
July, 2011 thumbnail
April, 2015 thumbnail
Lake Palmer Map View
Satellite view, 2015
September, 2007
June, 2009
July, 2011
April, 2015

Google Maps View (2015)

As can be seen on the embedded Google Maps view at the bottom of this post (as of 5/2015), this is a screen grab of the "lake."

Satellite view, 2015

A satellite view (Google Earth) of the lake (5/2015)

September, 2007

Before it was a lake via Google Maps Street View, September 2007.

June, 2009

The lake via Google Maps street view in June, 2009.

July, 2011

The lake via Google Street View in July, 2011

April, 2015

The lake via Google Maps Street View in April, 2014


(Link via: Nashville Scene’s Pith in the Wind)