Downtown Tucson Looking East
[above] In 1945 Tucson had a population of around 40,000. The downtown "twin towers", the Pioneer Hotel and the Consolidated Bank building, dominated the skyline and El Paso & Southern Pacific Train depot and the nearby Carl Hayden Hospital were in operation.
[top right] In 1995 the 1-10 interstate freeway had created a western barrier and urban renewal further changed the city center's view.
[right] By 2005 a new Broadway underpass project was completed and the recently constructed Federal building contributed to a newer skyline that now has a few more "towers" shadowing the downtown streets.