Take today's story, for example:
Salt Lake City Corporation, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the developers have worked together to create a virtual tour of what you will see and how it will feel to walk through a new downtown.
Downtown is rising with construction that stretches for blocks. City Creek Center is years away from completion, but now you can do more than imagine what it will look like.
Classical music and the sounds of children playing accompany you along tree-lined walkways, past fountains and onto a plaza in what will be the new Salt Lake City.
Robert Farrington, Jr., economic development director for Salt Lake City says, "The stores, the shops, the landscaping, the parking all being ready for public at the same time. So, that's what the presentation does, show you what the full build-out will look like as you're walking through, the day after the opening."
Except it's the exact same video I watched months ago.
Deseret News, March 26, 2008:
A virtual tour of how downtown Salt Lake City may look when City Creek Center is completed in 2012 is now available online at the Downtown Rising Web site.
Internet users can travel through conceptual images of the completed project -- including the skybridge over Main Street -- at www.downtownrising.com/city_creek/index.php.
City Creek Center is a $1.5 billion development of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The development will bring a mix of residential, retail and office space downtown.