Half a block away, the 30-story Promontory Condominium building sits on the corner of West Temple and South Temple, also across from Temple Square. Built as part of the soon-to-be-completed City Creek project, it is the valley's newest man-made residence.
The 164 years between the one development and the other tells the story of progress since the Mormon pioneers became the first white settlers to put down permanent roots in the valley.
Then: pine held together by mud. Now: bricks held together by concrete and rebar.