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Future Vision: A Historic Look at Urban Planning in SLC

Reception

2018-10-02 18:00:00 2018-10-02 20:00:00 America/New_York Future Vision: A Historic Look at Urban Planning in SLC Main Library

Tuesday, October 02
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-02 18:00:00 2018-10-02 20:00:00 America/New_York Future Vision: A Historic Look at Urban Planning in SLC Exhibit runs Oct 2–Nov 17 Main Library

Main Library

Special Collections

Exhibit runs Oct 2–Nov 17

ARTIST STATEMENT
Monorails and people-movers! These futuristic modes of transportation may be icons of Disney’s Tomorrowland, but they were also once part of a proposed design for Salt Lake City. Historically, the principles of successful urban planning came with the pioneers in 1847. Hundreds of planned communities founded along the Wasatch Mountains were loosely based on the plat maps for the City of Zion, originally designed by Joseph Smith in 1833 and brought west with the settlers of Salt Lake City. Early city planners employed visionary urban design which established Salt Lake City as a modern city. In the last few decades of the 19th century, SLC boasted electric lighting and electric streetcars before many larger cities had installed these technological advancements. Salt Lake City has enjoyed a rich history of community building marked by innovation and foresight. Come see the future as envisioned by urban planners from decades past — up to Salt Lake City’s new ultra-modern International Airport — and beyond. Master plans, neighborhood maps, city engineer’s reports, and other records will be on display to chronicle where we have been and what we hope to become as a vibrant, ever-evolving city.

This exhibit is produced in partnership with the Planning Division of Salt Lake City.

The reception for this event will include a screening of Back to the Future II in the Special Collections Room to look at the 1980's vision of the future for 2015.

AGE GROUP:   All Ages  

EVENT TYPE:   Exhibits  

TAGS:   Art Reception  

Main Library

Phone: 801-524-8200

Hours
Mon, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM


About the library

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie (see related titles in our catalog) in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The six-story curving, walkable wall embraces the public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium. A multi-level reading area along the glass lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. A roof-top garden, accessible by walking the crescent wall or the elevators, offers a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake Valley. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the library and the crescent wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

Upcoming events

Craft Room
Sat, Sep 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Sep 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Rooftop Terrace
Sat, Sep 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The Plot Community Garden
Sun, Sep 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Plot Community Garden
Sun, Sep 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Mon, Sep 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Auditorium
Mon, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Sep 25, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Sep 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creative Lab
Tue, Sep 25, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Auditorium
Tue, Sep 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wed, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Auditorium
Wed, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Sep 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Wed, Sep 26, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Level 4 Conference Room
Thu, Sep 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thu, Sep 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Auditorium
Thu, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Level 4 Conference Room
Fri, Sep 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Sep 28, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Plot Community Garden
Sun, Sep 30, 10:00am - 11:00am

The Plot Community Garden
Sun, Sep 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Mon, Oct 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Oct 01, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Canteena
Mon, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Oct 02, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Special Collections
Tue, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Auditorium
Tue, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Oct 03, 10:00am - 11:00am

Creative Lab
Wed, Oct 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration opens Wednesday, September 26 2018 at 9:00am

Canteena
Wed, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Oct 04, 10:00am - 11:00am

Level 2 Conference Room
Thu, Oct 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Oct 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 05, 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Lab
Fri, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Friday, September 28 2018 at 9:00am

Fri, Oct 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sat, Oct 06, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sat, Oct 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Oct 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sat, Oct 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Mon, Oct 08, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Mon, Oct 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration opens Monday, October 1 2018 at 9:00am

Computer Lab
Mon, Oct 08, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Monday, October 1 2018 at 9:00am

Creative Lab
Mon, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Registration opens Monday, October 1 2018 at 9:00am

Craft Room
Tue, Oct 09, 10:00am - 11:00am

Computer Lab
Tue, Oct 09, 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, October 2 2018 at 8:31pm

Tinker Lab
Tue, Oct 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:00am

Wed, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:00am

Auditorium
Wed, Oct 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Creative Lab
Wed, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration opens Wednesday, October 3 2018 at 9:00am

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Wed, Oct 10, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Thu, Oct 11, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Story Room
Thu, Oct 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Fri, Oct 12, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Story Room
Fri, Oct 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Fri, Oct 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Friends Used Book Sale Area
Sat, Oct 13, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sat, Oct 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Urban Room
Sat, Oct 13, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Sat, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sat, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Mon, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration opens Monday, October 8 2018 at 9:00am

Level 2 Conference Room
Mon, Oct 15, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Craft Room
Tue, Oct 16, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tinker Lab
Tue, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Story Room
Wed, Oct 17, 10:00am - 11:00am

Story Room
Thu, Oct 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

Creative Lab
Thu, Oct 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Thursday, October 11 2018 at 9:00am

Story Room
Fri, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:00am

Fri, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Canteena
Fri, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canteena
Sat, Oct 20, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Tinker Lab
Sat, Oct 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sat, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:30am

Computer Lab
Mon, Oct 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration opens Monday, October 15 2018 at 9:00am