In recognition of the completion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trailâ€™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 weâ€™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).Â Mayor Ballard will be there as well as the artists behind the three art installations on this corridor.Â 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.Â 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
AFTER: Walnut St. and New Jersey St. as they looked on November 1, 2010
This is Part 5 of a 5-part series – see the other four parts here: