Monday, October 18, 2010

Open Container: Realtors Move Capitol

Posted By on October 18, 2010, 4:14 PM

Apparently, the Utah State Capitol has been relocated to Red Butte Garden.---

A new mailer from the National Association of Realtors urging people to vote early has a panoramic shot of the relocated Utah State Capitol building. It's a nice spot, I suspect, considering it is right at the foothills of some verdant green mountains. I can't exactly pinpoint it, but my best guess is the east side of Salt Lake County, likely near the U. campus. (For PDF of the flyer, click here).

Certainly, I have never seen the view to the west of the Capitol in its current location. The current view -- at least, before the building was moved -- is of the western half of Salt Lake County. It's a view that offers some of the best sunsets you'll see in Northern Utah, when the giant globe of fire is sinking behind the Great Salt Lake. There's also houses and refineries. If there are foothills to be found, they are almost always brown.

Personally, I like the current location, as I think most Utahns do. But if the National Association of Realtors feels that it needs to be moved, well ... they have a lot of power. So let it be done.

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