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Downtown Salt Lake City's Public Library - Recently Completed - 2006 Library of the Year

Moshe Safdie’s Salt Lake City Public Library is a dramatic Modern building that recognizes the continuing civic importance of the library in new and compelling ways. A glass-covered, curved walkway borders the stacks. Opposite the stacks are remote reading areas, accessible by bridges, with views of the Wasatch Mountains. The building won an AIA Honor Award in 2004 and an AIA/ALA Library Building Award in 2005...


Therma-Floor

...New Salt Lake City Library Uses Therma-Floor® for "Urban" Development

Cheers and applause burst from the hundreds of onlookers who came to see the opening of the new 65 million dollar City Library. The 240,000 square-foot-structure features limestone, glass and exposed girders,offering panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains and plenty of natural light.

In the library's new Urban Room, radiant heat was used because it warms objects, not air. The five story wide open area would have been difficult to heat with a conventional system as the warm air rises, with the possibility of overheating upper floors.

Therma-Floor was selected to cover the radiant heating tubes because of its high strength (typical range of 2,000 to 3,000 psi (14 to 21 MPa) and ability to handle heavy foot traffic, evident by the 16,000 people who visited the library on opening day.




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The City Library, "Library Journal's Library of the Year"


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Information provided by the Library Journal:

The new Main Library in Salt Lake City embodies the idea that a library is more than a repository of books and computers - it reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The building is double the previous space with 240,000 square feet for more than 500,000 books and other materials, and room to grow the collection. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.


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Natural light is introduced into all of the spaces where people sit and work. Infused with light from all sides, the library has paid careful attention to ensure that library materials and technology are not affected by direct sunlight. The clear glass on the lens of the triangle has the highest UV rating available for energy efficiency. Indirect lighting fixtures reflect off the painted, arched ceilings to cast even light, reducing glare on computer screens, desk surfaces, and book pages.

Larger Collection

Library patrons expressed the desire for even more from the City Library collections - a request that challenged the library to provide more depth and enlarge both the scope and breadth of the collections. For the past three years, collection development librarians have selected and acquired more than 80,000 new items. This brings the collection size for the new Main Library close to 500,000 items and the total library system collection to 750,000.

Children's Library

The Children's Library is a light-filled, five-story atrium which may be observed from all of the floors above. Moveable, translucent "clouds" may be pulled across the space to provide shade when necessary. Along the outer edge you will find space for coats, backpacks, and strollers; a small room in which parents may attend to the needs of their babies; and an alcove filled with multimedia equipment loaded with educational games and learning programs. A large craft and story room houses many of the children's programs. Two special spaces are tucked under the reflecting pool of the plaza. Designed to free a child's imagination, these rooms are places for dreaming, playing, reading, and inventing. Grandmother's Attic recreates the coziness of an attic with wood beams and a trunk of dress-up clothes. For something a little more fantastic, the sparkling Crystal Cave is sure to fire a child's imagination. During the summer months, children can enjoy the adjacent terrace where gently flowing waterfalls cascade down the walls - a feature designed to cool the area and provide a calming but visually interesting background. The area also offers a space for outdoor storytimes during the warmer Utah months.

The Canteena

The City Library System has made a strong commitment to reaching out to and serving young adults. Designed to appeal to teens, the Canteena contains materials of high interest for that age group as well as literature published especially for them. The media and technology in this area encourage group study as well as individual exploration. A cantilevered stair takes teens directly from the Canteena to the cafe.

Newspapers and Magazines

On display are more than 600 newspaper and magazine titles to which the library subscribes. Current issues of these titles are on display; back issues are shelved in the periodical stack area of the library. Older magazines and newspapers are housed in the closed stack area to preserve materials that are often fragile and easily damaged. Even as more current material is available online, the demand for back issues and microfilm continues. This treasure trove of information is the only resource of its kind between Denver and San Francisco.

Audiovisual and Technology Centers

Library materials now include not only books, but audiocassettes, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, and CD-ROMs, in addition to visual materials such as art prints and slides. Three small rooms in the audiovisual area allow patrons to preview these materials before checking them out. The technology center and training lab offer 42 computer stations with Internet access; an additional 121 Internet computers are located throughout the building. The computers in the technology center have been partially provided through a Gates grant, and staff is available to assist users as they write papers, work on resumes, and develop computer skills.

Languages and Literacy

As the population of Salt Lake City becomes more diverse, the need for materials in other languages has steadily increased. This new area provides books, magazines, and newspapers in 25 languages, and language study materials for people learning English as well as those learning other languages.


by Timothy Hursley

Special Collections

The library has a small but very interesting collection of old and rare materials, plus examples of various types of publishing and items of special significance to our region. The fragile nature of these collections requires that they be used in this room.

Browsing Library and Cafe

The Browsing Library on the first floor makes it easy for patrons to find popular, current, and high demand items. The librarians in this area take great pleasure in discussing your reading interests, helping you find more books like the ones you've recently enjoyed, and introducing you to new authors and subjects.

A place to relax with a cup of coffee was one of the most requested services by the public. The City Library is pleased to be able to provide this space next to the Browsing Library where you can enjoy a drink or snack from The Salt Lake Roasting Company.

Gallery at Library Square

The City Library has a long history of supporting the arts through a program of changing exhibits. These exhibits expose thousands of Salt Lake City residents to a wide variety of art media - paintings, watercolors,drawings, collage, photography, and sculpture - created by talented artists.


by Timothy Hursley

Finding Your Way


As you move up in the building from floor to floor, you may notice that it gets quieter. This effect is by design, with the more active and noisier areas of the library on the lower levels giving way to the reference and study-oriented areas on the upper levels.

On each level of the library, as you exit the elevator or come up the stairs, you will find a building directory and signage designed to help you orient yourself. The layout and design of the book stacks helps direct you to various service areas as well as to the restrooms, copy machines, public telephones, and water fountains.

Public Plaza and Landscaping The architects sought to link the library and City Hall as companion buildings in support of civic engagement. A granite water wall provides a cooling atmosphere and flows into a wedge-shaped garden. A reflecting pool under the base of the glass lens offers a respite from the warmth of Utah's summer sun. The public plaza was designed to create opportunities for community festivals, events, and celebrations. Funding has been provided through some of the Olympic revenues to complete the east side of the block as a peaceful urban green space.

The plazas, water features, and gardens of the new Main Library are designed in the same spirit of other great public spaces - a place to meet friends, relax with a book, watch a concert, participate in a debate or celebrate the city.

The Project Team

Moshe Safdie and Associates, Inc.

Moshe Safdie, FAIA, Lead Designer
Isaac Franco, AIA, Project Manager


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Walker Center Restoration Project Top-Off, Taken this morning



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Nice work Delts!

I thought I would post some pics from Salt Lake. Some are thing under construction and others, just buildings and the city etc. Most are from the fall


The Fort Douglas Trax station up at the University of Utah


Just below the station, looking toward the Wasatch Mountains


The Legacy bridge at the University of Utah's dorms


The U of U, med. center


The mountains for the legacy bridge


The views for the U are spectacular! Just a bit hazy on this day


A restaurant downtown


The Rio Grande station


A plaza at the Triad Center, downtown


More of the plaza


The Gateway Mall, downtown. This is a pretty sweet place to shop


More of the Gateway


The Gateway Olympic Plaza


Some of the Facades in the Gateway


More of the Mall


The Wells Fargo tower, on Main Street


The Federal Courthouse, on Main
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That library is awesome.
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Thanks PA Pride for not only viewing the thread, but actually leaving comments. Metro Salt Lake tends to be very active on our regional, Mountain West forum, but not so much on the compilations thread. I've come to really like this particular forum, because it gives me an excellent feel for what is happening all over the nation.
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Architects Radi8 Condominium project


Radi8 Condominiums
Salt Lake City, Utah

Client: Urban Renaissance Group
46,000 SF Residential
24,500 SF Parking
$9,500,000
Design Team: Pierre O. Langue AIA
David Anderson
Scheduled Completion: 2008


Radi8 is a modern urban condominium project located at 567 South 200 East in Salt Lake City's Downtown area, a block away from the new Library. The project includes 42 Units in a 7-story structure. Units range from 650 to 1,150 square feet. Designed around a urban life style, apartments feature floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony to increase the visual connection between the occupant and the city. Amenities include a fitness/recreation facility, and covered terrace with a spa. The lower level will contain retail space, which can be used as a live/ work space. The units will be finished with hard wood floors and cast-in-place concrete and stainless steel appliances. The project will add to Salt Lake's "Urban Chic" living style, found in large metropolitan areas such as Chicago or London.


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Nice work Delts!

I thought I would post some pics from Salt Lake. Some are thing under construction and others, just buildings and the city etc. Most are from the fall

The Fort Douglas Trax station up at the University of Utah


Just below the station, looking toward the Wasatch Mountains


The Legacy bridge at the University of Utah's dorms


The U of U, med. center


The mountains for the legacy bridge


The views for the U are spectacular! Just a bit hazy on this day


A restaurant downtown


The Rio Grande station


A plaza at the Triad Center, downtown


More of the plaza


The Gateway Mall, downtown. This is a pretty sweet place to shop


Hey Thanks Steve for the great pics. I especially like those autumn pics of TRAX up around the U. of U. I love how this area his investing so heavily now in mass transit, before Salt Lake City gets too big, instead waiting sooo long like my other home of L.A.

In the picture of the Med. Center, what project is that crane on that you can see in the distance?


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Here is a video I did the other day as crews were putting up the Walker Sign.

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Very cool Projects This made for a nice little afternoon entertainment break, Thanks!! Hey, congrats on the new camera. Was that from Santa?
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In the picture of the Med. Center, what project is that crane on that you can see in the distance?[/FONT]

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The Crane is at the Med Center, its the expansion of the University Hospital. Here is a description and a rendering



The Patient Care Pavilion at University Hospital

At the same time, work will begin on phase two of the project -- the construction of a new Patient Care Pavilion. This pavilion will be a five-story above ground/two story underground, 221,329 square foot building that will approximately mirror the Eccles Critical Care Pavilion to the east. It will be built to the north and west of the current entrance to the hospital and will create a new entry and lobby to University Hospital. The expansion will include 120 private patient rooms, shelled space for future growth cafeteria, and updated mechanical services for the hospital.

Upon completion of the Patient Care Pavilion in the summer of 2009, existing units of semi-private rooms in the current hospital will be systematically remodeled into private rooms resembling the private rooms in the new Pavilion - matching the quality of our facility to the outstanding quality of our care.

The Patient Care Pavilion will be built to serve the needs of in-patients and to support the development and growth of critical service lines, including cardiovascular services, surgical services, and the neurosciences.
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Whoa, awesome!! I wasn't even aware of this yet. I think I like this as much as the new Huntsman Institute. It has a lot of the same appeal to it.
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I thought I post some info for construction up at the U



The Marriott Library Renovation set for completion in the Summer of 2008( all pictures from the Marriott website)




Inside the Library


Picture from the late fall




The Newly completed Warnock Engineering Building

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Here is the website for the recent Campus Master Plan, its pretty amazing.

http://campusmasterplan.utah.edu/mee...owerPoint.html

Wow, its really hard to find information and picture of all the project here. I did find this site that at least list all of the projects they are planning to do.

http://www.facilities.utah.edu/2007_Project_Impacts.pdf

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Looking down on a portion of the Univ. of Utah Campus from Salt Lake City's North residential bench / by Stevena07


Steve, This is a great angle on the Wasatch Range. It really gives you a feel of how beautiful the Salt Lake Valley portion is. I also like the look of the Wasatch along Utah Valley. It's a completely different look, but equally beautiful.

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I figured I would post this from the SLC development thread. I figure if anyone out there is looking for a good job,Salt Lake City wants you!! "Hey, the more building geeks in the area the better!"


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Salt Lake sits atop Forbes' list of 'Best Cities for Jobs'

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1...244112,00.html

Salt Lake City is at the top of Forbes.com's rankings of "Best Cities for jobs" in the United States in 2008.


Forbes :It will be great when CCC is completed and they start using an updated photo. Tower 1 will look great!

The Lone Star State shines brilliantly in a list of the best places to work in the U.S. when some economists peer into their crystal balls for 2008...

Even still, Salt Lake City, in all its tech-job abundance, looks like it will remain No. 1 since Forbes.com's most recent ranking ( see last year's story).


http://www.forbes.com/leadership/200...110cities.html

Salt Lake was followed by Wichita, Kan., Austin, Texas, Atlanta, and Fort Worth, Texas.


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Work Progressing Nicely on Salt Lake City's Beautiful New MLS Stadium

The 23,000 seat stadium is to be 111 feet tall and 524,766 square feet.
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RSL Stadium work has began,

April 12, 2007
As of Monday work on the stadium began on 9400 south and state street in Sandy Utah. Crews have start moving dirt and digging up a old RV park.

Building girl and I went to the site on Wednesday to check it out. I got some video of crews working on the site. While filming I fell on my ass down a hill and almost slid in a creek. ( I'm sure you guys will get a good laugh out of that. ) It's all on video.

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Thanks guys, I'm still feeling it with that fall I had. LOL


Anyways here are some pics of the Stadium Site.


A Real sign now stands on state street right by the Jordan Commons.















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Updated photos of the RSL Stadium work in Sandy.















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RSL Stadium Photo update October 3, 2007


Looks like crews have began adding the roof to the Westside of the Stadium. Now we can really see the Stadium from the freeway.










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Here is that update..

Video of the work of the stadium from groundbreaking to now. The stadium is starting to get big.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siGJPsb94AI

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REal Sucks....

Time for a real project worth talking about. An update to the Construction going on at the City Creek Center Downtown.

ZCMI block...






Crossroads block...





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Looking at those pics, it's amazing to imagine that I used to park my old car there years ago.

Now the garage is gone (and so is the car).


I know the project will be finished in 2011, but since the Crossroads block is so far ahead of the ZCMI block, we may see some of the project finished by late next fall (2009)!
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Looking at those pics, it's amazing to imagine that I used to park my old car there years ago.

Now the garage is gone (and so is the car).


I know the project will be finished in 2011, but since the Crossroads block is so far ahead of the ZCMI block, we may see some of the project finished by late next fall (2009)!
I can't wait to see that Tower 1 start to rise 215!!!
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Downtown Salt Lake City -

Giving a dated tower a new lease-on-life - Recently Completed

High demand for Class A office space in downtown Salt Lake City has led to the renovation and upgrading of much of Salt Lake City's older office stock. Some of these buildings were great beauties of the early 1900's, and some were of that dated 60's look. The great classics have held their appeal and have simply needed to update their interior amenities. For many of those Towers built during the 60's, there has been a complete retooling of the outer skin in addition to gutting and upgrading their interiors. This particular building was located at the very heart and core of the city, and surrounded by a current multi-billion dollar construction project.

In this older pic of North Downtown, the old Zions Bank Tower is seen on the far right


Before


New look rendering

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looking toward Northwest Corner from Temple Square

jacobsen construction

looking toward Southwest angle from Main Street


Using a combination of masonry, precast, curtain wall and glazing to replace the existing exterior skin, Jacobsen completed the construction of this 21-story office building while a majority of the building was still occupied. Two main streets on the north and west sides of the building also remained open.


Photo's by Arkhitektor
To the left, peaking out from behind the JSM building

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South Temple Facade

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Ohh. I love this tower so much more than how it used to look. It complements Temple Square buildings and Gateway West (the building to the right). I will also work better with The City Creek Center.
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