I have written before about the Inn at Temple Square. It has been the second closest hotel to the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Thousands of genealogists have been guests at this hotel. I stayed in the hotel several times and always liked the place. Sadly, the Inn at Temple Square is no more.
The LDS Church started major demolition on Monday. An excavator's claws ripped off bricks from the 75-year-old Salt Lake City hotel and began scraping concrete. By the end of January, the once-seven-story building will be razed to the ground. By 2011, as part of the LDS Church's City Creek Center project, a 26-story residential tower with 122 units will stand in the inn's place at the corner of West Temple and South Temple.
You can read more about this story in the Salt Lake Tribune's web site at http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4865131?source=rv.
My thanks to Lee Drew for letting me know about the story.