A place in Salt Lake City that is not often mentioned for people to visit is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LDS Church Office Building, often referred to as the COB. It is located on Northeast corner of Temple Square directly North of The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
The LDS Church Office Building is the office for many of the LDS church leaders, but this isn’t why it is a must visit for visitors to Salt Lake City. The reason is the view. Take an elevator ride to the top of the building lookout. Each direction offers a wonderful unobstructed view, it is breathtaking. For those of you who, like me, suffer from acrophobia the fences make it impossible to respond to the urge to jump off.
There are usually a few volunteers manning the visitors booth with lots of helpful information about what is happening in the area.
I am guessing this is one Salt Lake City attraction that most haven’t been told to see, do it, I think you will be glad that you did.
I actually live less than a block from the church office building. It’s a pleasant view at night from our deck and living room as it is all lit up. It along with the other high rises that neighbor it make for a wonderful and colorful skyline. There is a cafeteria in the bottom level, serving good food at decent prices, that was available for employees and missionaries I was able to use when I served as a volunteer in the family history department.
On a cold day it was a handy shortcut when headed to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building or City Creek Mall. Oh, at City Creek lunch at the Blue Lemon is a must. At the other end of the mall is Kneaders, Kneaders has the worlds best deal on a french toast breakfast. I’ve to close now, I’m getting hungry.