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Demolition is underway in downtown Salt Lake City on the site of the future Utah Performing Arts Center. The building is set to open in 2016, but in the meantime Salt Lakers are capturing the progress via Instagram.

The pictures above show the gradual removal of the buildings currently occupying the UPAC site. It's easiest to follow the demolition of the red brick building on the corner — most recently home to Bennion Jewelers — but the project also involves removing several smaller structures, as well as the home of the old Salt Lake Tribune printing press.

The best way to keep your bearings in the above pictures is to look for the grayish-white Prudential Building, which sits right in the middle of the demolition site. It kind of looks like it has a modern version of flying buttresses at the top. The building is south of the red brick structure and north of The Tribune press buildings.

The Prudential Building is slated for demolition too, but as of now still stands in the middle of the site.

The actual Tribune Building on Main Street, now Neumont University, also offers an orientation point in some of the wider shots.

The picture below also shows a model of the entire site.

— Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @jimmycdii

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