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  • Illegible Salt Lake City Hotel sign

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 admin No comments

    The only word I can make out is “Hotel”.  Located on the north side of Market Street Grill at 48 W. Market St.

  • Before the Green Pig

    Posted on August 27th, 2010 admin No comments

    These were available to view for only a short time during the renovation of a small building for the new Green Pig Pub.  Construction uncovered several generations of signage that had been hidden by awnings.  Notice the faded “Cleaning” sign and the really cool font on “Larch Tire Service”.
    35 E. 400 South Salt Lake City.

  • A Look Back: Salt Lake’s only Recorded Tornado August 11, 1999

    Posted on August 25th, 2010 admin No comments

    Resulted in 1 death, Tore off the Delta Center roof, Destroyed the Sun private club, Damaged the Capitol grounds, Severe Damage to Memory Grove park, and tore off several roofs in the Avenues.  Believed to be an F2.

  • Virtual Tour of Salt Lake’s City Creek Project

    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 admin No comments

    This is either the conceptual tour of  Salt Lake City’s new City Creek development or a sneak peak at GTA 6.

  • Salt Lake Service, Sales and Slaughter

    Posted on August 22nd, 2010 admin No comments

    Different generation, different needs.  Glad they kept the sign, but the awning has to go.
    Located at 737 S. 400 West.

  • A Look Back: 2007 Implosion of Key Bank Tower Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 21st, 2010 admin No comments

    20 story tower at 50 S. Main, demolished to make way for the City Creek development
    August 2007.

  • Some facts about the City Creek Development in Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 20th, 2010 admin No comments
    1. Ownership of condominiums or (presumably) commercial sites will be made subject to a Land Lease.  That is, the buyer will not actually own the land under the building but will instead have a 99 year lease from the developer.  This is very unusual for Salt Lake, but common in some other areas such as Hawaii.  Normally when you purchase a condominium you own an undivided specific percentage of the land and common areas.
    2. The project covers almost 20 acres in the center of Salt Lake City and should be completed by 2012.
    3. Site work began in 2006 with the complete demolition of Crossroads Mall, ZCMI Mall, the Inn At Temple Square and the original 20 story Key Bank Tower at 50 S. Main.
    4. When finished there will be over 700 new apartment and condominium units, 6 acres of green space with streams and fountains, 775,000 square feet of retail space, a Harmons grocery store, and 1,600,000 square feet of office space (most of which already exist in on-site high rise buildings).
    5. All parking will be underground with 5000 spaces.
  • Salt Lake City Sky Bridge for City Creek

    Posted on August 18th, 2010 admin No comments

    The much debated sky bridge is in place over Main Street.  The pedestrian bridge will join the two large sections of City Creek development currently under construction.  Photo dated June 22, 2010.

  • The Regent Condominiums in Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 18th, 2010 admin No comments

    This new 20 story mixed use condominium at 35 E. 100 South in Salt Lake is part of the City Creek development.  The Regent has 150 Residential units that are being pre-sold with prices between $308 per square foot to over $800/sf.  This building is currently 63% reserved.  Photo taken June 22, 2010.

  • Richards Court Condominiums in Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 17th, 2010 admin 1 comment

    Twin condo buildings now completed at 45 and 55 W. South Temple.  The pedestrian walkway between the buildings will provide one of the main entrances to the greater mall area of the new multi-billion dollar City Creek development.   The two buildings host 91 residential units with prices ranging from $298 per square foot to over $900/sf.  Currently 33% of the units have been sold.
    Photo taken June 22, 2010.

  • Promontory Point building in Salt Lake City

    Posted on August 17th, 2010 admin No comments

    The cornerstone building of the new City Creek development in Salt Lake.  The building name is still unofficial and is not yet being actively marketed.  Located at the intersection of West Temple and South Temple this 32 story condominium will be the tallest residential structure in the city.  Photo taken June 22, 2010.

  • Salt Lake’s Tire Town

    Posted on August 17th, 2010 admin No comments

    This great old building has been well preserved and restored.  It now host a small condo complex, restaurants, bakery and more.  The detail shows the old elevated roll-up door for offloading trains that used to run behind many buildings in this neighborhood.  Located on the corner of 300 West and Broadway.

  • Utah Ice and Storage

    Posted on August 14th, 2010 admin No comments

    About the time these photos were taken, the building was scheduled to become yet another Salt Lake urban loft condo project.  SE corner of 300 South and 600 West.  Would be a great commuter location, right across from the UDOT inter-modal hub.

  • Historic Salt Lake City HOtel

    Posted on August 12th, 2010 admin No comments

    Still in service as subsidized housing.  Located at 428 W. Broadway.

  • A Collection of Corner Color Candids, Clearly Contrary to Cottage’s Charisma

    Posted on August 11th, 2010 admin No comments

  • Video update from the Salt Lake Board of Realtors 1st quarter 2010

    Posted on August 10th, 2010 admin No comments

    A new feature from the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.  A bit rah-rah, but a concise and factual update that cuts to the chase.  Watch for the flying port-a-potty at about 1:05.

  • Unattached bedroom

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 admin 1 comment