Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Grand Hall

The Gateway is the newest shopping center in Salt Lake City. It was built on the former site of the Union Pacific rail yard on the West side of the city. One of the most commanding structures in the complex was - and still is - the station/terminal now called the Grand Hall. This building which used to hold ticket booths, benches and news stands now is an open room wich can be rented out for various events.

My daughter and I were walking around the area and decieded to peek in. We found some amazing murals depicting the connection of the transcontinental Rail Road at Promintory Point, Utah and the arrival of Pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley. Also there were several stunning stained glass windows portraying similar scenes. Seemed like a great place to have a dance if you ask me!

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