SOMETIMES artists' impressions perhaps don't match the outcome.

We looked back at the Westgate plans and compared them to today's reality.

Apart from the bright blue skies, and even brighter landscaping, do you think they're a match?

Maybe the most striking difference is the galactic impression of the Westgate rooftop, versus the current reality.

The reality of the Westgate interior, versus the reality of shoppers passing through.

The comparison looking south down Norfolk Street, just with a lot less people milling around

A comparison of the Westgate looking off the second floor and across the focal point created by John Lewis

The view looking into the Westgate from Norfolk Street, with a slight difference in greenery

A comparison view from Turn Again Lane into Greyfriars Place