Coming down

Passers-by stop to watch a crew at work demolishing the Shamrock Motel in downtown Reno, three blocks from the Reno arch. Many downtown motels have been financially hard-pressed or closed for years.

Passers-by stop to watch a crew at work demolishing the Shamrock Motel in downtown Reno, three blocks from the Reno arch. Many downtown motels have been financially hard-pressed or closed for years.

Photo by DENNIS MYERS