In Pictures: Contrasting styles converge on North Temple

Opposing styles, the modern versus the conventional, near the intersection of North Temple and 600 West demonstrate the internal struggle facing Salt Lake City as the city experiences a residential building boom led by tepid developers reluctant to offer unique or modern designs.

The North Sixth Apartments and the expansion of Bridges at Citifront are prime examples of the more modern and the conventional suburban designs respectively.

The North Sixth Apartments feature a more modern look that is unique to this particular development.  The design of North Sixth is featured clean lines, varying roof heights and a unique color scheme.  There is no other building in Salt Lake that looks like North Sixth.  The architects of North Sixth have gone as far as to incorporate public art into the project.  North Sixth shows that affordable housing projects can be interesting and add to the character of a neighborhood.

The two new residential buildings at Bridges at Citifront reflect the more popular trend in Salt Lake development: constructing suburban style buildings.  Bridges at Citifront gets points for its street engagement and ground-floor retail, but its combination of stucco and faux brick reflects a style that proliferates throughout not only the city but the region.

Both projects are almost finished and ready for occupancy.  The new buildings will add over 200 residential units to the growing residential corridor that is the intersection of 600 West and North Temple.

(The Modern) North Sixth:

The North Sixth Apartments as seen from the intersection of 600 West and North Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The North Sixth Apartments as seen from the intersection of 600 West and North Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The mural on the northwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the intersection of 600 West and North Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The mural on the northwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the intersection of 600 West and North Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The mural on the northwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the North Temple bridge. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The mural on the northwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the North Temple bridge. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The North Sixth Apartments as seen from North Temple near 100 South. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The North Sixth Apartments as seen from 600 West near South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the intersection North Temple and South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The southwest corner of the North Sixth Apartments as seen from the 600 West near South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

(The Conventional) Bridges at Citifront:

The Bridges at Citifront as seen from the intersection of North Temple and 600 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from the intersection of North Temple and 600 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West and South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West and South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West and South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The south addition at the Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West and South Temple. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West in front of the North Sixth Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Bridges at Citifront as seen from 600 West in front of the North Sixth Apartments. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

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Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.