Google Maps shows just how much Aberdeen has changed over the last eight years

These images show how much Aberdeen has changed over last few years.

Using Google Maps’ Street View feature it is possible to look back in time at parts of our city.

In 2009 St Nicholas House dominated the Broad Street skyline, this has since been replaced with Marischal Square.

While there have been no major structural changes around the Union Street side of the St Nicholas Centre there has been some minor improvements as phone boxes have been removed as mobile phones have become more popular.

In 2009 the Jury’s Inn hotel was nearing completion and the new bus station on Guild Street had opened to passengers.

Just round the corner on Market Street the exterior of the shopping centre was beginning to take shape.

The old units adjacent to Union Square will still standing in 2009, these have since been replaced with a modern office block.

Aberdeen’s distinctive Sir Duncan Rice Library offers a quiet space to study as well as incredible views of the city. In 2009 the old Aberdeen university library stood on the site.

The biggest change on Union Street over the past 10 years was the demolition of the Bells Bar  and the back of the Capitol, both being replaced with modern office buildings.

Outside the city centre, in Garthdee, RGU took a massive step forward with their new student facilities and libary.

To the north of the city the old Rowett Institute has been demolished making way for the AECC. Since this street view image was taken in May 2017, the project has come on leaps and bounds with external cladding now being applied to the superstructure.

 

 

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