Shout out to northloop.org for this amazing series of photos!
The first was taken in 1998 and the second from the same spot 25 years later.
I used to work downtown from 1993 to 2003 and the Northloop used to be called "The Warehouse District." It was mostly abandoned and broken down old warehouses with a few bars and restaurants here and there.
Now it's trendy and cool and modernized with a totally 100-year-old retro look.