• Notorious Wah Mee building partially demolished

    By: KIRO 7 STAFF

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    SEATTLE - A building with a past that includes one of the city's worst mass murder - is being partially torn down.

    The family who owns the Wah Mee building hopes to restore the storefronts to what they looked like back in 1909. 

    A brief ceremony was held Wednesday morning before crews began tearing apart the building. 

    The 105-year-old building was the scene of Seattle's deadliest massacre when 13 people were killed there in 1983.

    The building was gutted after a Christmas Eve fire in 2013. Click here to see photos of the Wah Mee fire.

    KIRO 7 talked with the Woo family in December 2015, who are willing to spend millions to save a piece of Seattle's history.

    “We have to basically keep everything the same, but we're hoping to restore the storefronts to what they look like back in 1909," said Tanya Woo.

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