While attending the Capitol Hill Community Council meeting this week, I was reminded of the old Wasatch Springs Plunge building out on Beck Street (900 N. and 300 W.). Since the Children's Museum moved to Gateway nearly 10 years ago, this building has remained unused, and unavailable to the Capitol Hill community. Seems the City never has any money to renovate this site. Better to spend $100M+ on a fancy performance center of dubious need than to preserve this building on the National Register of Historic Places. A little web search found a few interesting articles on this building:
A commissioned study on the historic structure.
A National Park Service review with pics (large file).
A geothermal review.
It is my hope that the City Council can focus on the resources already in our communities rather than engaging in some sort of edifice complex with expensive new facilities.