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Old 08-16-2015, 10:43 PM
 
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1. The airport is so close to the city.

2. As I expected, size and height of the downtown is not so large. I am not disappointed since I never expected view like Chicago, Seattle or San Francisco, but I think this city has things to improve.

3. However, even though the downtown looks small inside of itself, the skyline seen from a TRAX vehicle heading to downtown from the University was quite beautiful.

4. I was so surprise how TRAX convenient is when I was heading to downtown. It has an acceptable fare, comfortable seats(much better than Dallas DART's, which I took yesterday during my layover) and considerably fast speed. However, I was also surprised how it gets slow in downtown.

5. Lots of homeless. I even thought that there are more of them in here even than in Seattle.(It should be not actually. I just felt like that.)

6. I saw almost no pigeon or gull in downtown. This is the best thing for me! When I was in Chicago and Seattle, I was almost surrounded by them.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:31 PM
 
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Yeah, #6 is another thing I noticed when I moved here a few years ago. No pigeons swarming everywhere, like most other cities. Pretty nice I suppose.

I've also wondered why the city does not have many large/high skyscrapers. Just a handful downtown.
And I think you meant to title the thread impression, not expression.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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6. I saw almost no pigeon or gull in downtown. This is the best thing for me! When I was in Chicago and Seattle, I was almost surrounded by them.
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Yeah, #6 is another thing I noticed when I moved here a few years ago. No pigeons swarming everywhere, like most other cities. Pretty nice I suppose.
You seldom see pigeons anywhere around here, but go to a city park where people are having picnics and there will be gulls everywhere.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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I've also wondered why the city does not have many large/high skyscrapers. <<<<

Because SL isn't some kind of massive urban city, it really is a big town with lot of burbs strung along the I15, Utah as whole has less than 3 million people, there ain't no big city. I suspect more people work in retail and fast food than the "city".
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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SLC also sits on a major fault line and is overdue for "the big one." There is actually more than 1 fault line. Google the UofU's earthquake data.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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Default huh?

I find it funny/sad how people are talking about the lack of a city skyline in regards to tall skyscrapers. Slc has one of the best "skylines" anywhere but it has more to do with the natural beauty of the Wasatch front. Does one really wonder why there isn't more mammoth metal structures blocking one of the best mountain views anywhere? P.S. Slc does this intentionally and anyone who thinks there should be more skyscrapers in SLC should stay put in their "manmade mountains."
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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SLC also sits on a major fault line and is overdue for "the big one." There is actually more than 1 fault line. Google the UofU's earthquake data.
I hope to get the heck out of here before it does hit and move back to safe, sunny St. George.
It's gonna be bad… I work in one of the biggest trauma units in the valley and we have protocol set up for this, but the local hospitals will be completely overwhelmed.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Slc does this intentionally and anyone who thinks there should be more skyscrapers in SLC should stay put in their "manmade mountains."
Denver has skyscrapers and has an equally beautiful view. Don't see it being a problem.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Denver has skyscrapers and has an equally beautiful view. Don't see it being a problem.
What are you talking about? The first time I visited Denver, I expected to see a larger city than Salt Lake but at the foothills of a beautiful mountain range -- just to the west of the city instead of to the east. There weren't any mountains anywhere near Denver, at least not to compare with the mountains east of Salt Lake City. (Obviously my bad for not looking at the map more carefully.)
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: NSL, Utah
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I hope to get the heck out of here before it does hit and move back to safe, sunny St. George.
It's gonna be bad… I work in one of the biggest trauma units in the valley and we have protocol set up for this, but the local hospitals will be completely overwhelmed.
The safe, sunny St George that had a 5.8 in 1992?
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