As I've said before in the previous entry, redevelopment is one of the concepts of Newville. Some changes were massive (two new islands!) to small ones. The earliest redevelopment pre-dates the Year 24 law against contemporary design.
One of the first is in this section of Downtown Newville close to the beach. It was left inexplicably vacant as the town around it grew.
As you can see from the buildings around it, the architecture was very "old school". The town wanted this area to contain a large park. After construction however, the new area became a slum.
However, the slum didn't last long. General prosperity across Newville encouraged developers to build around the park. The city in general saw an explosion in Art Deco buildings even before the law was adopted.
The green area is where the Newlife Insurance Building will be built in the future.
Golden Hour in Newville.
That area today actually contains the state Capitol. The Capitol was built as the smaller governmental spaces around Civic Center ran out. Note that the buildings around the former park are now high-rises.