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Sean Reynolds

Zions Bank Tower rendering.

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That's a nice looking building. Salt Lake City seems to be booming with development? What are some of the other towers proposed in downtown SLC. How is the light rail system doing these days?

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Officially there are four towers proposed for downtown Salt Lake. However I use the term official very loosely because it's unknown if two of those four towers have changed. The LDS Church wants to build 900 residential units around the downtown malls and their plan, released in 2003, had two residential towers.

Light rail is doing very well.

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I might have the angle wrong, but is the building going to go in the space to the right?

SLC21.jpgI absolutely love that building across the street from the proposed tower (is it apartments)

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Also, any plans to revitalize this section of SLC?

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:rofl: I couldn't resist.

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I might have the angle wrong, but is the building going to go in the space to the right? 

SLC21.jpgI absolutely love that building across the street from the proposed tower (is it apartments)

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:rofl:  I couldn't resist.

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WHAT THE HECK IT THIS PLACE?? A CASINO?

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WHAT THE HECK IT THIS PLACE??  A CASINO?

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I think at one time the "Saltair" was a resort/bath house on the lake. However when the lake level dropped some years ago it was abandoned.

Here's a pic from the late eighties when the lake was a lot higher.

http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/GeoImages/Starrs/SALTAIR.html

just google it and see what comes up :)

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I might have the angle wrong, but is the building going to go in the space to the right? 

SLC21.jpg

I absolutely love that building across the street from the proposed tower (is it apartments)

The 'Zions Bank Tower', as rendered, is not actually a new building, but a refurbishing / refacing of the building on the left and across the street - the one with the copper colored blocks. Reconstruction is well under way now. From my old apartment on South Temple, I watched them put up the new building crane on top (I wish I had gotten pictures!), and have banked there a couple of times since building started. I used to walk past it every day on my way to work until my recent move.

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For better or worse, that's an office building used by the LDS Church. It used to be a hotel - The Hotel Utah. I have some old postcards of the place. When I was a wee pup, I learned how to waltz there.

The building is open to the public and has a nicely restored lobby and mezzanine, with some nice chapels. The top floor is also open to the public and hosts a couple of nice restaurants as well as additional ballrooms.

I wish it was still the Hotel Utah, but I don't mind that the church owns it now. They've done a great job restoring it and I'd much rather have it alive and beautiful than be just a memory.

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I think at one time the "Saltair" was a resort/bath house on the lake.  However when the lake level dropped some years ago it was abandoned. 

Here's a pic from the late eighties when the lake was a lot higher.

http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/GeoImages/Starrs/SALTAIR.html

just google it and see what comes up :)

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There are still music concerts held out there on occasion... But it's largely abandoned. The place has had a very fitful history.

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I live in SLC its grown SO much lately! I ve seen the construction zone for this new buildings they havent made much headway, but iam sure it will be awsome. :D

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Off topic, but is their much recreation on the Lake? I never made it out there in summer but in early winter I went out to Antelope Island once and it looked like it could be a sort of 'beach' type resort in the summer.

On Topic, that building is great. I think Salt Lake is a pretty walkable happening city, and it would be nice if the skyline reflected more on that. I am surprised more residential hasnt happened yet, it is probably one of the most prime cities for downtown residential, EVERYTHING you need is right there or a quick train ride away.

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