I couldn't believe recently how bad the empty lot at 1st and Broadway looks — a deep pit filling with runoff water and overgrown with weeds a block from City Hall. So I was glad to see the former state building site show up in the Downtown News' story on what it dubs the ten worst Downtown eyesores, along with the graffiti-covered wall shown here at the previous state building's site at 1st and Spring streets. "Vacant buildings, unfinished construction sites and even a fenced-off parking lot," the story says. "What they all have in common is their squandered potential."
Photo: Gary Leonard