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Downtown is in trouble and it'll take more than redoing Pacific Place to save it

The developer of Pacific Place filed preliminary documents to convert most of the retail space to offices on Wednesday. Converting the mall is estimated to cost $260 million.

An "over-stored" central core puts the urban mall in the crosshairs of development. But reinvention will take more than turning Pacific Place into offices. Columnist Jon Talton looks at the challenges.

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