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Critics Don't Want Sky-Bridge Built Downtown

Critics Don't Want Sky-Bridge Built Downtown

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(KSL News) One of the new features of downtown Salt Lake City might not happen.

A sky-bridge is part of the LDS Church's billion-dollar downtown renovation project. But last night the bridge received bad reviews at a public hearing.

Critics say the sky-walk will funnel people from one side of the City Creek project to the other, essentially trapping people in the shopping complex and drawing them away from Main Street shops.

They argue the purpose of the complex was to draw people to Main Street to revitalize the area.

But developers say the sky-walk is crucial to the project and argue it will increase foot traffic on Main Street.

In order to proceed with the designs, the City Council will have to grant an exception for the sky-walk.

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