Injecting Art into the Vacant Lots of Salt Lake City

An art competition in Salt Lake City has resulted in a new installation to be built in one of the city's vacant lots.

"Daniel Lyman says the design was inspired by watching wind blowing through a wheat field. Lyman, a student at the University of Utah College of Architecture, won the competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Utah's Young Architects Forum.

Lyman will insert 1,200 flexible 10-foot nylon composite rods into concrete bases in the lot next to Capitol Theatre on 200 South. Judges say the installation, expected to be completed in May, will meld architecture with public art."

As the downturn in the economy has stalled or killed off projects entirely, many empty places has lingered in Salt Lake City. The competition was aimed at bringing life to dead or currently underused spaces in the city.

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