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Old Posted Feb 10, 2016, 11:28 PM
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Salt Lake City - Downtown - Part 1

Salt Lake City is the 124th largest city in the United States by population (191,000) and is the largest city of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area (1,153,000) in Utah.

The city is well-documented in the forums on SkyscraperPage.com so I will forego any labeling or commentary. What I am calling 'Downtown' is actually a combination of Downtown, Temple Square (several blocks immediately North of Downtown that are occupied by the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), Capitol Hill (the neighborhood North of Temple Square whose hill is topped by the state's capitol buildings), and a strip of several blocks along E. South Temple Street just East of Downtown.

I am dividing my photos into three threads, with the photos ordered in a very loose interpretation of a timeline of architectural styles regardless of which neighborhood they occupy.



































































































































































































All photographs taken in 2015 by geomorph.

For my other Salt Lake City threads, see:

Downtown - Part 2: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=221032

Downtown - Part 3: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=221036

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Nice pictures. But what did you think?

We don't talk about SLC much here. I look at the project page occasionally but it's so repetetive that it's a chore to glean much. I've never really seen SLC but my impression is lots of good revival architecture, very clean, pretty spread out and suburban despite some good downtown aspects, incredibly wide streets plus narrow through-block lanes...
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Nice pictures. It looks like Salt Lake City has some good older history. Would you consider it one of the more historic cities in the West, based on early Mormon settlement?
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who knew? just beautiful
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mhays and xzmattzx,
I had only been there once before for a few days in 2002, and this time I felt that it had progressed but not as much as I had hoped. Downtown is pleasant and clean, but not large enough to warrant much excitement. The streets are certainly too wide in most cases and that does not help the human scale of getting around. As for historic architecture, what is there is primarily treasured now but it does not strike me as a particularly historic-feeling city; the fact that I am featuring a majority of the core's historic buildings in a few threads surely makes it appear to be more impressive than it is!
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Really gorgeous!!!
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Are there any members here from SLC? If so, please post more photos.
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I like the organization of these photos. They Progress nicely.

I am from Salt Lake City and could post something but my photos would not look as good as geomorph's. There are other members from SLC here who have much more talent.
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Thanks. I never knew how gorgeous SLC is. I'd like to see anything you can post.
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So gorgeous that I would love to live there. Just waiting for a few holes in life to close, then God willingly I will try again.
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