Prudential Federal Savings and Loan Building : SLC

NewImageIt's been over a years since I first wrote about the potential demolition of the Prudential Federal Savings and Loan building in Salt Lake City. Since then the issue has mostly been out of the public light, but thankfully in the last few weeks there has been some discussion around the issue. Today the Salt Lake Tribune ran an article discussing the potential loss of the this great piece of Mid Century Modern architecture. It's interesting to see that almost all of the comments are in favor of saving the building. 

If you would like to know more about the building, I'd urge you to read the short article about it on SaltLakeArchitecture.blogspot.com

Want to get involved. It's easy, start by sending Mayor Ralph Becker a message to let him know what you think.

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*Top 3 images via saltlakearchitecture.blogspot.com

NewImagePhoto by Julius Shulman from Art in Architecture - by Louis G. Redstone, FAIA

Artist: Tom Van Sant, "Birds in Flight," 100 birds with wingspread of 4 feet, attached to three bronze-encased stainless-steel rods, each 120 feet high (electrode posited - bronze process developed from the aircraft industry); theme symbolic of seagulls which saved Morman crops by eating locusts, 1964

MCM Preservation

It's hard to be a fan of mid century modern architecture without becoming a preservationist. There is so much good design out there that is currently at risk of being ruined. The two that hit my inbox this week were the Neutra designed Strathmore apartments (1937 picture shown above) that may be overshadowed by a 6 story apartment complex across the street, and the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater (shown below) that is slated for demolition.

For information about how you can help in either of these causes, please see the links below.

Save our Soleri

Neutra Lives


Please excuse me while I pay some bills...