What is the ugliest building in Salt Lake City?
Published: January 24, 2014 05:16PM
Updated: January 24, 2014 06:09PM
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Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune Pedestrians walk down West Temple Street at rush hour in Salt Lake City past the Shilo Inn, January 23, 2014. The Shilo Inn has been sold, taking it out of the running as a potential site for the new convention hotel proposed for Salt Lake.

Salt Lake City’s Shilo Inn is getting a face lift, it was announced Friday, meaning one of the more reviled buildings in the city may see a bit more love in the future.

All of which raises an important question: what is the ugliest building in Salt Lake City?

Though some might have gone with the Shilo, a brief but passionate Twitter debate Friday raises a few other potential candidates. I’ve included those buildings in the survey above.

It’s also probably worth mentioning that an ugly building isn’t necessarily a reflection of the quality of work going on inside; all of these buildings surely have cool stuff happening in them and even The Tribune’s current digs leave more than a bit to be desired by some accounts. A great organization isn’t necessarily defined by the architecture it inhabits, though beautiful buildings also don’t hurt at all.

And if you’re interested, check back in a week to see the results of this survey.

— Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @jimmycdii