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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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A Tilt-shift Album of Salt Lake City

A Tilt-shift Album of Salt Lake City:


Downtown:
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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (1)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (2)


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Salt Lake City: Questar HQ by sphansen47, on Flickr (3)


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Salt Lake City: Questar HQ by sphansen47, on Flickr (4)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (5)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (6)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (7)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (8)


The Salt Lake City and County Building
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Salt Lake City: City and County Building by sphansen47, on Flickr (9)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (10)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (11)


The Grand America Hotel. It is our city's only AAA Five Diamond hotel. Its owner also tries his darnedest to keep any major hotel from sprouting up in the city which is lame. The same aforementioned owner also imploded a really cool old hotel (Newhouse Hotel) that used to sit across from where the Grand America now stands and replaced it with a parking lot which he later sold, lame. See picture 15 for a glimpse of the parking lot.
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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (12)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (13)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (14)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (15)


Here is a glimpse of State Street as it leaves downtown. It chose a more car centric fate.
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Salt Lake City: State Street South of Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (16)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Apartments by sphansen47, on Flickr (17)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Regent Street by sphansen47, on Flickr (18)


My aunt used to live in this apartment building. I think it has one of the strangest settings. It is surrounded. On one side it has a giant concrete cube like building from the mid twentieth century and there is a large building behind it. On the other side is a massive parking lot where many smaller and older buildings once stood. Somehow this building and the house in front of it survived. The whole situation reminds me of the old man and his house from the Pixar movie Up.
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Salt Lake City: Downtown Apartment by sphansen47, on Flickr (19)


This building shelters Salt Lake City Bike Company on the bottom floor; I purchased my bike there. They are nice folks.
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Salt Lake City: Downtown 2nd & 2nd by sphansen47, on Flickr (20)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Facing the Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (21)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (22)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Main Street by sphansen47, on Flickr (23)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (24)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (25)


The Metro Condominiums
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Salt Lake City: Downtown Metro Condos by sphansen47, on Flickr (26)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Metro Condos by sphansen47, on Flickr (27)


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Salt Lake City: TRAX Light Rail by sphansen47, on Flickr (28)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown Library by sphansen47, on Flickr (29)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (30)


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Salt Lake City by sphansen47, on Flickr (31)


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Salt Lake City by sphansen47, on Flickr (32)


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Salt Lake City by sphansen47, on Flickr (33)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (34)


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Salt Lake City: South Temple St. by sphansen47, on Flickr (35)


The Cathedral of the Madeleine (Catholic Church).
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Salt Lake City: The Cathedral of the Madeleine by sphansen47, on Flickr (36)


This building first opened in 1904 and served as the city library. It was designed by Hines and LaFarge of New York City. The building later became the Hansen Planetarium in the 60's. It was abandoned in the 2000's and eventually became (after millions of dollars in restoration) the flagship OC Tanner jewelry store.
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Salt Lake City: OC Tanner Downtown Flagship Jewelry Store by sphansen47, on Flickr (37)


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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (38)


Temple Square District:
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Salt Lake City: Downtown by sphansen47, on Flickr (39)


The LDS Conference Center. It has a giant rooftop garden with native plants and indoor theatre style seating that can hold up to 22,000 human beings.
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Salt Lake City: LDS Conference Center by sphansen47, on Flickr (40)


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Salt Lake City: Behind Temple Square by sphansen47, on Flickr (41)


Temple Square with the Salt Lake Temple, Assembly Hall and Tabernacle in view. The Salt Lake Temple is at the very center of a grid of address numberings for Salt Lake City and the county. The temple is made of solid granite (technically it's quartz monzonite) and took 40 years to build.
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Salt Lake City: Temple Square by sphansen47, on Flickr (42)


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Salt Lake City: Temple Square by sphansen47, on Flickr (43)


The big white building is the Hotel Utah. The building which is owned by the LDS Church is now used to entertain Temple Square visitors and serves as office space for Church Employees.
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Salt Lake City: Main St. From Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (44)


An example of typical houses that are plentiful in the thousands extending south of downtown from the East Bench and Sugar House all the way west of the I-15 Freeway to Redwood Road:
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Salt Lake City: Typical East Bench Houses by sphansen47, on Flickr (45)


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Salt Lake City: Typical East Bench Houses by sphansen47, on Flickr (46)


University of Utah:
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah by sphansen47, on Flickr (47)


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Salt Lake City: University of Utah by sphansen47, on Flickr (48)


The Utes are now in the PAC 12! Woohoo
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah Rice Eccles Stadium by sphansen47, on Flickr (49)


An LDS church across the street from President's Circle
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah LDS Church by sphansen47, on Flickr (50)


University of Utah President's Circle
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Salt Lake City: University of Utah President's Circle by sphansen47, on Flickr (51)


The Avenues:
You have Capitol Hill and then a creek and small canyon dividing it from the hills upon which the The Avenues Neighborhood is established. The Avenues was declared a historic district in the early 80's. I'm not over compensating in my photo representation with the styles of homes there; the homes in The Avenues are in the vast majority old and charming and close together. Many blocks have a corner store/ place for eating.
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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (52)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (53)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (54)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (55)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (56)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (57)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (58)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (59)


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Salt Lake City: Avenues by sphansen47, on Flickr (60)


Capitol Hill:
Here there are many old classy mansions and everything else from smaller older homes and apartments to high-rise condominiums.
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Salt Lake City: Capitol Building by sphansen47, on Flickr (61)


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Salt Lake City: Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (62)


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Salt Lake City: White Chapel on Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (63)


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Salt Lake City: Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (64)


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Salt Lake City: Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (65)


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Salt Lake City: Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (66)


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Salt Lake City: Capitol Hill by sphansen47, on Flickr (67)


Marmalade (West Capitol Hill):
The Marmalade Neighborhood runs from west of the Capitol behind the Temple Square District and goes north until it hits the industrial area where Victory Road slams into Beck Street. The neighborhood is similar to the Avenues in many ways (they both have streets that break the norm in putting off cardinal directions and they both have old charming homes), but there are some key differences that set it apart. For one, Marmalade has the largest concentration of Vernacular architecture I have seen in the city; many of the houses look like they were built under heavy constraints of limited skills and supplies. Another difference from the Avenues can be seen in the larger strange shaped lots and curvy, narrow and steep fruit named streets connecting everything together. This is a really fun place to walk.
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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (68)


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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (69)


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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (70)


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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (71)


In this photo you can clearly see Iris and Lilac flowers, this is not an uncommon site. There are also many fruit trees in people's yards.
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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (72)


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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (73)


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Salt Lake City: Marmalade (West Capitol Hill) by sphansen47, on Flickr (74)


West High School
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Salt Lake City: West High School by sphansen47, on Flickr (75)


This used to be a place of community bathing because of its warm springs nearby. The building served as a museum for children until it moved out and into better digs. The building now sits empty and is part of Warm Springs Park at the furthest north end of the Marmalade Neighborhood.
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Salt Lake City, Utah : Warmsprings Park by sphansen47, on Flickr (76)


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Salt Lake City, Utah : Warmsprings Park by sphansen47, on Flickr (77)


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Salt Lake City, Utah : Warmsprings Park Facing The North Industrial Side of Town by sphansen47, on Flickr (78)


West of the Central Business District
This area was really scary after 50's (especially Pioneer Park). Much has transpired over the last two decades which has made this area a real asset to the city. The story isn't all that original but heart warming nonetheless. Hip younger adults (many artists) fixed up some old warehouses and turned them into condos and studios and pleased the Goddess of gentrification. Later the city came in and acquired a massive swatch of land in the neighboring rail-yards and built a giant mixed use center (live, work, play) called The Gateway (Mall). Then newer residential units were built in the area along with a continued expansion in the reuse of old warehouses like gangbusters until the real estate market tanked in USA and banks became less trigger happy to fund new projects.
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Salt Lake City: Triad Center by sphansen47, on Flickr (79)


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Salt Lake City by sphansen47, on Flickr (80)


The Union Pacific Depot is now mostly eye candy (seeing on how is has no rails nearby). It has been appropriated into The Gateway Mall as evidenced by its left wing now harboring Urban Outfitters.
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Salt Lake City: Union Pacific Depot by sphansen47, on Flickr (81)


In this shot you can see Energy Solutions Arena and The Gateway Mall.
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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (82)


The Gateway Mall
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Salt Lake City: The Gateway (Mall) by sphansen47, on Flickr (83)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (84)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (85)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (86)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (87)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (88)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (89)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (90)


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Salt Lake City: Pierpont Ave by sphansen47, on Flickr (91)


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Salt Lake City: Pierpont Ave by sphansen47, on Flickr (92)


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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (93)


Trust me when I tell you that Salt Lake City streets are not dead, I just happen to wait for the brief windows of no cars (if possible) when I take my pictures.
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Salt Lake City: West of the CBD by sphansen47, on Flickr (94)


Here is an old warehouse that burned down not far from the Inter-model Hub. The fire was caused by squatters and their pyromaniac natures. Half of the block has become renewed with new residential units and fixed up warehouses.
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Salt Lake City: Old Warehouse Destroyed by Fire by sphansen47, on Flickr (95)


This is the Rio Grande Depot. Right now it looks nice, but essentially serves no purpose to the city other than being eye candy. That is now about to change with the approval of a plan to put a year-round Farmer's Market inside!
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Salt Lake City: Rio Grande Depot by sphansen47, on Flickr (96)


This is the SLC Inter-model Hub. It is here that the FrontRunner commuter train along with the city's TRAX light rail meets with Greyhound and Amtrak. Right now a new viaduct is being constructed for a TRAX line going out to the SLC Int. Airport and it will have a FrontRunner station conveniently located below it which will steal the thunder from the Inter-model hub and its wouldbe commuters from the north. Most of us just assumed that the Hub would always have at least two TRAX lines feeding into it, but it is now in the plans for it to only have one line until the more distant day arrives when the downtown streetcar line comes into being or when the University light rail line is extended down 400 South to the Hub.
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Salt Lake City: Intermodel Hub by sphansen47, on Flickr (97)


West of the railroad tracks:
Right across the tracks from the SLC Inter-model Hub.
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Salt Lake City: West of the Railroad Tracks by sphansen47, on Flickr (98)


And we end with the Gadsby Power Plant. It used to burn coal and then switched over to natural gas. It is the city's power plant that kicks into action when energy use peaks during the year. God bless it.
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Salt Lake City: Gadsby Power Plant (Natural Gas) by sphansen47, on Flickr (99)
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