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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 5:59 AM
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Article about the Utah Theatre tower

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/9/...LC1HRzidjFZeWU
They show pictures of the proposed shiny new tower, but don’t include pictures of the beautiful theater in jeopardy... way to be impartial Deseret News.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 1:33 PM
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They show pictures of the proposed shiny new tower, but don’t include pictures of the beautiful theater in jeopardy... way to be impartial Deseret News.
They are being impartial. Most people know a building from the outside. If the Deseret News showed what the outside of the building looks like, there would be less people claiming the building should be saved.

Then you have the interior. This is the items that are able to be saved and can be incorporated into the new building. If they show the interior, you will have more people happy that the items will be saved and added to the new building, causing more people to like the redevelopment.

I am indifferent overall on saving the theater. I do however love the tower. If both could be done, it would be great but the city needs to look at the greater good for the city overall.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 2:12 PM
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I've been inside that theatre probably a dozen times over the years, including seeing a play (?) there in the 1990s. Some kind of children's troupe or something. The last time I went was with the Utah Heritage Foundation about five years back, and it was trashed beyond salvage in my very uninformed opinion. If it had been maintained over the years, if it hadn't been split into two auditoriums...but it hasn't, and it has. Sadly, I think architectural tributes to the Pantages/Utah Theatre in the open space and new tower are going to be the best solution.
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Now chain-link fencing going up around the property. Things are definitely happening.
They were issued a building permit just 6 days ago so I think this is a good sign they were prepared to begin construction as soon as the permit came through.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 6:21 PM
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They were issued a building permit just 6 days ago so I think this is a good sign they were prepared to begin construction as soon as the permit came through.
There's an excavation truck and some men running some kind of pump/tubing into the Northwest corner of the property as we speak. Excited to see another project breaking ground soon.
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Effect of new skyscrapers on Gateway entrances into SLC

Anyway someone might be able to place the new Utah Theater Tower, and maybe some of the other new towers (Tower 8, etc) into these skyline images? Would be awesome to help get a better idea of how much the new towers would effect some of the gateway entrances into Salt Lake City.







https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7567...7i16384!8i8192


https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7943...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7647...7i13312!8i6656
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Glad to hear there's finally things going on at the Liberty Sky site!

Tower 8, Liberty Sky, hopefully Block 67 is just around the corner as well....let's get this downtown development going already.
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More attachments uploaded online for Kensington Tower. Looks like the roof terrace will be at 412' with canopy and elevator structures going up to 448'

"Poised to become one of Salt Lake City’s most coveted addresses, the Kensington
Tower will revolutionize downtown living in Salt Lake City while expanding the
Downtown skyline. At nearly 680,000 square feet and 39 floors of luxury apartments,
communal amenities and private parking, the new downtown icon will exceed
400 feet in height and capture views of the Wasatch Mountains, the Great Salt
Lake and Downtown skyline. The preliminary program includes approximately 380
units composed of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, which then will be
crowned with two levels of exclusive penthouse units. The residential program will
be complemented with over 40,000 square feet of communal amenities on three
different floors that will create a unique vertical urban community."
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Could you provide a link to that?

Anyway, I'm hoping they up the height on that a little bit, but then again I'm already skeptical about the prospects of a 39-story apartment tower in Salt Lake City. Still, I'm hoping it happens, especially since it will activate that awful Carl's Jr. corner.
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Could you provide a link to that?

Anyway, I'm hoping they up the height on that a little bit, but then again I'm already skeptical about the prospects of a 39-story apartment tower in Salt Lake City. Still, I'm hoping it happens, especially since it will activate that awful Carl's Jr. corner.
Here's the link to the Accela page. They're on the Attachments tab.
https://citizenportal.slcgov.com/Cit...howInspection=
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The Kensington:

The building will be 447'-9" to the very top of the mechanical/elevator rooftop. That's the very top of the white stone facade at the top of the tower.
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New tallest... Can't complain about that! Please happen!
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Does anyone know how tall Liberty Sky will be (in feet)?
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Does anyone know how tall Liberty Sky will be (in feet)?
262 feet tall
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the Kensington. Both that and Liberty Sky across the street will do wonders for activating that area of State Street.

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Old Posted Sep 5, 2019, 3:22 AM
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Not too thrilled on the Kensington look. Would be a great 1980s era skyscraper. But hell, I'll take it if it's a new tallest.
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It’s tall and thin though. I like it. Maybe they could slope the roof upwards to one side to. That would give it a nice silhouette
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Question, the Utah one center is listed at 350’... that’s 72 feet shorter then the wellsfargo tower. Are they not including the tip top of the pyramid in the 350’ height for the Utah One Center? I don’t see a 72’ difference from the top of the pyramid to the top of Wells Fargo. Help me out with this.

If everything goes through for Kensington Tower, 25’ taller won’t stand out as much as we would hope for a new tallest. But 448’ is beyond what I was expecting and will be pretty amazing considering the thinner nature of the proposed tower compared to most of our high rises. It’s going to be the roaring 20s’ decade of development for SLC.
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