This is so cool! Check out this video of the new highway in Binghamton from 1951. Do you see old neighborhoods that you recognize?

[via YouTube]

Can you imagine what it used to be like? Having been born in 1984, I didn't have the pleasure of seeing Binghamton in it's booming hay-day, like this video depicts. If they made a video today of the highway construction project, what do you think they would say? Or, would they perhaps focus more on the traffic tie-ups, since we're all so busy all of the time, and always in such a rush?

Thanks to the New York State Archives for providing this awesome look back into time!