I was downtown recently when my cell phone rang. When asked where I was, I said “City Creek,” and the caller assumed I was on a hike in the canyon, a place I love and visit often. But I was neither in City Creek Canyon nor on Main Street, but rather above it in City Creek Center’s air-conditioned connecting bridge, decorated inside with old photographs and maps of our historic downtown, a downtown with four generations of my family’s life and livelihood etched into its streets . . .
In the May 2012 edition of 15 Bytes, Stephen Goldsmith takes a look at the new City Creek project and worries “we are burying our heads about the importance of authenticity.”