Renovation of Missoula's downtown Palace Apartments is finished. The old Palace Hotel holds 60 low-income housing units.

Crews started work on the project a year ago. It was designed to meet historic standards and features.

For downtown Missoula, it's a high-rise, offering a unique, sky-high view of the city.

Project leaders hosted a celebration.

"Our main purpose is to preserve this 100-year-old building," said Missoula Housing Authority Director Lori Davidson, "which is on the National Register of Historic Places for another 100 years, and to improve the quality of life for the tenants who live here."