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.
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.