Someone at a place I very much admire brought up Bird to the North today. Humbled obviously, but hugely embarrassed too since it is such so skeletal around here these days. We traded a couple of stories about blogging and how much things have changed. Which reminded me too of how much things have changed in our cities as well, especially as I went back over some old posts. A real example is the transformation that is Willoughby Plaza. Here it is in January 2007, when it was first temporarily pedestrianized:

And here is the *permanent* place in six years later in 2013! Even in the dark, it looks dignified. Happiness.