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Indianapolis Cultural Trail Northeast Corridor – Before and After, Pt. 5

In recognition of the completion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail’s Northeast Corridor, Urban Indy is running a series of comparison shots to show you how this project has transformed our city streets. Today is the last day of our series and we’re featuring sets of photos from Walnut St. and New Jersey St. We apologize that we don’t have closely framed photo matches for this area of the trail, so instead of pairs, we’re going to show you a set of Before shots followed by a set of After shots. This is a relatively standard section of the Trail (if you can call a Cultural Trail makeover “standard”) that passes by the residential area of Chatham Arch, as well as the Center for Inquiry (a highly regarded IPS magnet elementary school) and the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ.

One final reminder that the Northeast Corridor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is today at 5pm on the southeast corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Park Ave. (right next to Metro).  Mayor Ballard will be there as well as the artists behind the three art installations on this corridor.  Come check out the trail and stick around for some great First Friday fun on Mass Ave!

I’d like to thank Curt Ailes for his help with this series by providing the majority of current photos of the trail. Thanks to everybody for following along this week — now get out there and enjoy the new trail!

BEFORE: Walnut St. and New Jersey St. as they looked on April 4, 2009

Looking west along Walnut St. from the intersection with Park Ave. The Cultural Trail now runs along the right side of the street. (Corr - 4/4/09)

Looking east along Walnut St. from the intersection with New Jersey St., Center for Inquiry at left. (Corr - 4/4/09)

Looking east from Walnut St. and New Jersey St., Cultural Trail route at center. (Corr - 4/4/09)

Looking north along New Jersey St. (Corr - 4/4/09)

AFTER: Walnut St. and New Jersey St. as they looked on November 1, 2010

Looking southwest at the intersection of Walnut St. and East St. (Ailes - 11/1/10)

Looking southeast at the intersection of Walnut St. and East St. (Ailes - 11/1/10)

Looking southwest at the intersection of Walnut St. and New Jersey St., Riley Towers in the distance. (Ailes - 11/1/10)

Looking northeast at the intersection of New Jersey St. and Walnut St., Center for Inquiry at top-center. (Ailes - 11/1/10)

This is Part 5 of a 5-part series – see the other four parts here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

2 Responses to “ “Indianapolis Cultural Trail Northeast Corridor – Before and After, Pt. 5”

  1. Christopher says:

    This was seriously such a good series. Thanks so much for doing this. It really highlights how beautiful the CT turned out to be, and how incredible an improvement it is for Indy, not only on a ped/bike-friendliness level, but aesthetically.

  2. Chris Barnett says:

    Hey Chris, how about an Urban Indy Cultural Trail Walk sometime? It’s pretty stroller-friendly for the dads (and grand-dads) among us. 🙂

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