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