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Creator Downtown Planning Association, Inc; American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter
Title Official Report Downtown Salt Lake City Second Century Plan
Work Dates 1962
Date Earliest 1962
Century 20
Culture American
Measurements 22 cm x 29 cm
Subject Document genres -- Reports -- Plans -- Municipal plans; City planning -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Central business districts -- Utah -- Salt Lake City
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Zeutschel OS 10000 book scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tifs. Display images created in PhotoshopCS at 800 pixels on the short axis.
ARK ark:/87278/s6668hcm
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2017-12-14
ID 89498
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm

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Description ACTIVITIES West Side Convention-Cultural Center The need for a civic auditorium and convention center which would meet the requirements of the entire region for public events, sporting events, conventions, etc. , has been evident for 25 years; there is at present no place in the entire Intermountain Region where such gatherings can be held. The same holds true for symphony concerts, ballet, opera, drama, road shows, etc. , which either make do with what is available, scattered throughout the county, or simply pass by Salt Lake City. A complex of public buildings is proposed to meet these needs for the entire region and state. There is no question that this must be located in the Downtown area; experience of cities across the country has proven that such a regional center, to be successful, must be located where it can most easily be reached by all forms of public transportation and within easy walking distance of Downtown hotels and motels, stores, restaurants, and entertainment. The site proposed is the two block area between West Temple and 1st West, and 1st South to 3rd South. This location is dictated by freeway access from the entire region coming into Downtown on the west side, and by the strengthening effect that such a development will have on the entire deteriorating west side of Downtown. Pedestrian walkways and malls through the block interiors will draw people to the Main Street shopping and entertainment one block away, and shuttle bus service will reach all other parts of the Downtown area. A Transportation Center is proposed in close conjunction with the complex, as is also a Visitor Center. The actual functions of this Convention Center-Cultural Center would center in the large Civic Auditorium, seating 15, 000 people in the arena. Seventy thousand square feet of exhibition space, plus meeting rooms, cafeteria and kitchens, storage, circulation, etc. , would make the total structure around 280, 000 sq. ft. A 2500-seat Music Hall for concerts, operas, etc. , would require approximately 42, 500 sq. ft. , and a Performing Arts Theatre, seating 1500, would require around 25, 500 sq. ft. Together with outdoor pedestrian area, landscaping, and Transportation Center, a two-block area will be required, making this the major anchor on the west side of Downtown. -11-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89472
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89472