Then & Now: Minneapolis’ Loring Park

A few weeks ago, I posted a Then & Now picture of the neighborhood surrounding the Cathedral in downtown Saint Paul. It’s only fitting that we look at the neighborhood surrounding the Basilica in downtown Minneapolis, as the contrast is just as striking.  This is the location of the infamous Lowry Hill Tunnel, as well as the Walker, Loring Park, and 394 (our most recent addition to our central city freeway system. Enjoy!

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Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.