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Pasadena First State Bank Tower Landmark Demolished

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Jennifer Lake
The First Pasadena State Bank tower was demolished just after sunrise this morning.
Pasadena's first, and only, skyscraper was demolished just after sunrise Sunday morning. The historic tower was built in 1962 but has remained vacant since 2002. After nearly 20 years of neglect, the tower was condemned as a safety hazard to the community. For many years the building housed a bank on the ground floor with various office spaces above. The tower stood at the corner of Southmore Avenue and Pasadena Boulevard near the Pasadena Town hall, library, and USPS office. Crowds gathered around police barricades to say goodbye to the landmark and watch the 7 a.m. implosion. (Photos by Jennifer Lake)