Demolition is underway at the colorful, signature downtown Tucson office complex known as La Placita Village that opened in 1974. It had its origin in the days of downtown urban renewal projects that spawned the city hall, court complex, Tucson Hotel, Symphony Hall and Tucson Convention Center. But newer office, residential and retail buildings have slowly overtaken the shady, quiet complex that paid homage to the old barrios. 

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