Then (2007) and Now (2018): Apartment building at 2nd and T Streets NE
When I make presentations or have discussions about H Street NE /the city today versus what it was like 30 or 20 years ago, people seem to indicate that the improvements visible today are a bad thing, gentrification etc.
It's way more complicated than that. But it sucked before. I can't imagine anyone preferring that to what there is there today.
While these photos aren't from the H Street NE neighborhood, the contrast between then and now is comparable.
Pigeons and disinvestment, 2nd and T Street NE, July 2007.