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

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Kings Court
Alpine, UT

I'm still waiting for a building that is over 40 stories? These mini-skyscrapers are getting boring.

Reader
Sandy, UT

I think these mini skyscrapers fit in better withh the surrounding mountain vistas.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

Kings Court,

Quality over quantity for me. If it's built well, and isn't an eye sore like some other buildings... then I welcome it. If it's a pleasure to look at or be in, then I welcome it even more.

And for the record, a taller eye sore just means more eye sore to look at. ;)

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

You know, in other cities this would never be allowed to happen.

Paris, Washington DC, London, Seattle, Moscow, etc.
All have restrictions on height and location as to no disrupt International symbolic icons and International recognition of their cities.

As the one Iconic, beautiful and majestic Salt Lake LDS Temple is slowly but surely being allowed to be hidden and muted into NOTHINGNESS in the Salt Lake Skyline by big business...

Invictus323
OGDEN, UT

This looks to be nice addition to the skyline. I think we'll be seeing taller, 35+ story buildings in the next 20 years.

Hey It's Me
Salt Lake City, UT

I believe City Creek is owned by the LDS as well as the Church office building these are quite tall buildings around the Temple.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Liberal,

The church probably welcomes more business into Utah whether they surround the temple with tall buildings or not. If a stable Utah economy helps more LDS members provide, and it brings more people to Utah who may be helped by coming here (whether they join our cause or not)... just the fact that more people are getting helped in one way or another is a good thing. As members, we are usually more interested in more good for more people. If someone builds a tower that casts a shadow on my church building, I'm fine with it as long as that tower serves a good purpose.

I'm not saying you don't have a valid point. I'd prefer a much smaller landscape myself with the temple as the focal point so I agree completely. I'm just saying I don't see this as a bad thing if it helps people.

Temples dot the Earth now and someday they might just dot all of our small towns too. When that happens everyone will have a place to be with a sight to see.

so it goes...
SLC, UT

Next, let's get that mega hotel conference center and bring the big ones to SLC...

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

@I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

LDS Liberal,

The church probably welcomes more business into Utah whether they surround the temple with tall buildings or not. If a stable Utah economy helps more LDS members provide, and it brings more people to Utah who may be helped by coming here...

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Where was there anything said about NOT building the skyscraper?

The only suggest was to NOT build it right across from, and shadow the Salt Lake Temple.

Tell me,
would any business be hurt one penny by moving it 2 or 3 blocks further South?

Did you ever think about Paris without the Eifel Tower,
Washing ton D.C. without the Capitol or Washington Monument,
Seattle without a Space Needle,
or Moscow without St. Basil's Cathedral?

NO --
They are Worldwide Icons, and protected as such.

Salt Lake is selling out,
and 50 years from now, people will say Salt Lake City? a Temple? Where?
That looks like Boise or Denver to me.

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