No reason to have demolished City Hall in the 1950s...I'm sure people protested but political interests (what's new?) overrode conservation for the sake of $. Sigh. Not saying they couldn't have built a new city hall while repurposing the older building.
I hate to see how our history has been demolished in San Jose numerous times. Just to built a 15 story "high-rise". It's sad, we have no identity as many American cities. Everything is divided into east, west, south, north central and downtown has no fun attractions! We don't even have a night vista point to view our valleys nice lights at night. Everything is put into high tech.
I would completely disagree on the comment that Downtown does not have fun attractions and that we don't have an identity.