What’s Inside Paseo Nuevo’s State Street Tower?

While walking on State Street the other night, I noticed that the top of the Paseo Nuevo tower was lit up inside, but I couldn’t tell why. —S.

I reached out to Mary Lynn Harms-Romo, Paseo Nuevo’s senior marketing director and local leasing manager. “The top of the tower is a just a raw façade,” she explained. “During our renovation (2019-2020), when we painted the building, we decided to place floodlights in the tower to light it up at night. The 1-3 floors are emergency exit stairs.”

It sounds like an opportunity for an art installation….

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••• Will the Dorinda Triangle ever get beautified?
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••• Why is there a train station inside this State Street storefront?
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••• Why does “USA” get written on the street?
••• What are those poles in the ocean near the Ritz-Carlton Bacara?
••• Are people really allowed to set fires in the middle of Montecito?
••• What’s the story with the half-finished lot next to the Montecito Country Mart? 


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