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What is Salt Lake City's best looking tall building?

Published March 7, 2014 6:57 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Last month we learned that Salt Lake City's ugliest building, at least according to Tribune readers, is the Shilo Inn. But what about the city's many other attractive buildings?

The survey below is a chance to help determine the best looking building in Salt Lake City. However, I had to narrow down the list, so the criteria:

1. Only downtown Salt Lake City buildings are included.

2. The buildings must be "tall." Like, potentially-part-of-the-skyline tall (unless they're blocked by other, equally tall buildings).

3. The buildings were included after input from Twitter.

I realize these standards are a little subjective, but the list had to be narrowed down somehow. We'll post another poll about the best "smaller" buildings — the LDS Salt Lake Temple, the City-County Building, the Cathedral of the Madeleine, etc., etc. — later. Then from the winners of both polls perhaps we can find the ultimate best-looking building in the city.

And in case you need a refresher on what some of these buildings look like, here are a few (mostly cellphone ) pictures. For better images from the Tribune's photographers, check out the gallery at the bottom left.

The Walker Center:

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The Tribune Building, the Walker Center and the Wells Fargo Building are all visible on the left:

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The Wells Fargo Building:

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The back of the Boston and Newhouse buildings:

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The "back" side of the Regent, as seen from a plaza in City Creek:

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The Grand America Hotel, as seen from State Street:

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Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @jimmycdii