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New 24-story office tower coming to downtown Salt Lake City



Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 6:50 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The downtown skyline is getting ready to change again.

Cushman & Wakefield Commerce announced Monday the planned development of a new downtown 24-story office building to be located on Main Street. The 111 Main Office Tower — designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Hamilton Partners — will be directly adjacent to the new Utah Performing Arts Center.

The ground floor will feature retail space, while the upper floors offer 440,000 rentable square feet of office area with the average floor size consisting of 21,000 square foot customizable sections, column-free design, floor-to-ceiling glass, with 9-foot ceilings and 16-inch raised floors throughout.

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The development is scheduled to break ground in the summer of 2014 with planned occupancy as early as mid-year 2016, said Bruce Bingham with Hamilton Partners.

The Illinois-based commercial real estate firm also developed 222 Main — the 22-story, $125 million office building located just a block away on the west side of the street that is currently 85 percent occupied. Completed in December 2009, it was also designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which designed the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago.

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It does look uninspiring, but if they lit the crown's framing a certain way it would have an interesting impact on the skyline at night. A bit taller than The Promontory apartment tower finished in 2011. A good filler building anyways.
 

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For what it's worth (not much :) ) I don't like the base of the building. I like the bases of buildings to be thicker and more substantial than the rest.

They've got some weird column fetish going on, I guess.
 

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At least it is right next to the streetcar/light rail network! Hopefully the success of this will kick off further transit-oriented development.
 
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