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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 It would be easily reached from any part of Downtown via the internal circulation system. The activities could include a children's science museum (perhaps 25, 000 sq. ft. ), museum of natural history and aquarium (25, 000 sq. ft. ), planetarium (10, 000 sq. ft. ), and a small amphitheater set in the hillside. The areas bordering on the east side of this park are now and will be even more so prime apartment areas--wonderfully close to Downtown, with a view of the whole city. It is recommended that new apartment buildings along State Street east of the church complex be set back at least 50 feet to open up the cramped vista and to allow for trees and adequate pedestrian movement. Perhaps these apartment buildings could also allow a slight widening of 1st Avenue where it meets State for the development of a focal point of some kind to help define the end of the grand public space created by the church mall and buildings. So as to improve the traffic flow through this area, it is proposed that 3rd Avenue be brought under State Street before joining North Temple, with bleeders up and down State; this is a very fortunate opportunity topographically. It would facilitate North Temple and 2nd and 3rd Avenues as a major bypass route north of the hard core and alleviate the dangerous intersection problem that now exists. Pedestrian bridges would allow people to walk up into the new Memory Grove area; perhaps 2nd and 3rd Avenues should even be somewhat depressed for visual continuity of the area. Access into the new area from State Street would be a new one-way road, tying into the present Canyon Road; a new two-way road would then loop back through the apartment area, allowing access into the park from 2nd and 3rd Avenues. In the apartment area this road would serve the need for a slower service street, giving easier access to the apartment buildings than from the high capacity 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Art Museum and Gallery The need for an adequately-sized, fireproof and burglarproof building for housing both permanent and traveling art collections has long been recognized as one of the great cultural needs of Salt Lake City. Such a comprehensive structure belongs in the Downtown area in connection with other cultural and social activities to help the Downtown fulfill its role as regional center. Recommended standards suggest a floor area of 50, 000 to 100, 000 sq. ft. It should contain gallery space for both permanent and traveling collections, storage and work rooms, office space, small auditorium, and special exhibition space for things like native arts and crafts. -15-
Format application/pdf
Setname uu_cap_coa
Date Created 2006-10-11
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 89477
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668hcm/89477