The grand chandelier of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, still lit, dangles inches above the murky water. Ivy winds around the Walker Center, rising high above the tall grasses jutting through the cracks in Main Street. The Salt Lake City skyline, silent and dark, disappears behind a wall of leafs.
Mayor Ralph Becker always was encouraging the city to go green.
Now you can see this flavor of post-apocalypse, when nature retakes urban America, thanks to a new hack of Google Street View. The hack, Urban Jungle, uses Street View's depth data to plant the vegetation as realistically as it can in the 3-dimensional space. The transformation isn't perfect sometimes leafs hang in mid-air but Swedish developer Einar Oberg did an impressive job turning the world's cities into the kind of post-apocalypse you might find in "I Am Legend" or "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."