Change can sometimes seem to come slowly in San Francisco, but over the past twelve years some places in the city have undergone complete transformations. A collection of satellite photos from online real estate database Point2Homes shows massive changes at sites from Mission Bay to the Presidio. Each area was photographed once in 2001 and then again in 2013, documenting the differences over those twelve years. The Transbay Terminal site was operating in full force in 2001 but closed in 2010 in order to make way for its upcoming replacement. Future satellite shots of this site will undoubtedly be completely different from the 2013 view.
The Mission Bay neighborhood in the photo above was officially created in 1998 by the Board of Supervisors and has gone from being rather empty to being filled with new structures. Construction continues all over the neighborhood today.
San Francisco General Hospital is under construction near Potrero Avenue. It is set to be finished in 2015.
The Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio held its opening ceremonies in 2005. It is a $350 million, 850,000 square-foot center.
Construction on the Presidio Parkway connecting the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco began in 2009 and is set to be complete in 2016. · How San Francisco Has Changed from 2001 to 2013 [Point2Homes]