|Pacific Avenue & Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060|
|(Names of owners/proprietors here)|
|1989 - Original Rittenhouse Building demolished after the Loma Prieta Earthquake|
|2008 - New building is completed|
The E.C. Rittenhouse Building has remained vacant since it was completed in 2008, apart from a various window displays by local artists and non-profits, and a few events held at the top of the building, which has been nicknamed The Top of the Rit.
The new building consists of 62,000 square feet of floor space on four floors. It replaces the original Rittenhouse Building that was damaged in the Loma Prieta Earthquake. After the original building was demolished, the lot on Pacific Avenue was literally a hole in the ground for 18 years.
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- Rittenhouse owners lend downtown Santa Cruz windows to nonprofits, by Laura Copeland, Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 12, 2010, retrieved on July 12, 2011.