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Old Posted Apr 9, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Boise Weekly says 16 floors, 268,000 square feet.

http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/...-and-main-hole


Also, if you go to the 8th & Main Facebook profile they have an official rendering of the building completed in downtown. It may not have been revised recently but you get a pretty good idea of how they see it fitting into the skyline.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/8t...64122953606208
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Old Posted Apr 9, 2012, 10:44 PM
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16 stories is roughly 255'. Boise will look almost completely different when it's done.

I'm glad to see that the hole is finally being filled. I've been interested in this site ever since the hole fiasco began. It'll be interesting to see how this development impacts 8th st. as a whole...
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 3:55 AM
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from today's statesman:


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/0...#storylink=cpy


being the eternal pessimist, i'm going to presume that the statesman's floor count is actually a typo, and that the final building will only be 6 floors.

I can't shake my pessimism either. I won't be satisfied until the building is topped out! I was quite young when it happened, but I believe the Grove Hotel was originally slated to be Boise's tallest but during construction they decided to cut it short. Does anyone recall this or am I totally remembering it wrong? I know Tom Ahlquist personally but I don't believe I have the kind of relationship with him where it would be appropriate to ask for a final floor count and rendering...
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Hawk, as we discussed previously and after we know for sure the floor count, we can either close this thread and you can begin a new construction thread especially since the official ground breaking is today, or rename this thread. Thoughts?

hmmm ugh choices your making this hard!!!! why are you putting so much on my shoulders?!........lol ok i'll figure out something by tomorrow.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 2:52 PM
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it's official!

from the eastman garage, there's a lot of banging and crashing and work being done deconstructing the pit.

and the mini-crane is up to help with the demolition.

it's enough to make an anthropomorphic banana dance!!!

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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 3:47 PM
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it's official!

from the eastman garage, there's a lot of banging and crashing and work being done deconstructing the pit.

and the mini-crane is up to help with the demolition.

it's enough to make an anthropomorphic banana dance!!!

I prefer the anthropomorphic taco...
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 5:08 PM
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Could it be?

Is it true??

Doth my eyes decieve me?!?

Is the Hole finally being filled?!?!?!

THE HOLE IS FINALLY BEING FILLED!!!!!!!
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 9:10 PM
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LETS PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! @%$# YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 9:13 PM
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what do you suggest i do Cottonwood: Have this Thread Renamed, or Create a completely new Thread? i'm fine with either but if it's going to be create a new thread for the zions bank HQ I'd like to be the one who creates it.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 9:19 PM
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what do you suggest i do Cottonwood: Have this Thread Renamed, or Create a completely new Thread? i'm fine with either but if it's going to be create a new thread for the zions bank HQ I'd like to be the one who creates it.
Lets see if other forumers will chime in and vote for keeping this one and renaming, or closing this thread and beginning a new thread now that contruction has started. If the decision is to begin a new thread, you have the honor of doing so
If this one remains as is, I will rename it to read what you decide for the new title.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 9:44 PM
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Sounds good to me... hopefully this time they'll start talking. unlike when there was talk about a meet up.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:09 PM
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I vote that the thread is kept, and the name is changed. I'm kind of attached to this thread
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Lets see if other forumers will chime in and vote for keeping this one and renaming, or closing this thread and beginning a new thread now that contruction has started. If the decision is to begin a new thread, you have the honor of doing so
If this one remains as is, I will rename it to read what you decide for the new title.
What's the alternative to this thread? With so much going on right now in Boise, I feel this project wouldn't get the attention it deserves if folded into the general Boise thread. My vote is to keep the thread, change the name if needed...
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:31 PM
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What's the alternative to this thread? With so much going on right now in Boise, I feel this project wouldn't get the attention it deserves if folded into the general Boise thread. My vote is to keep the thread, change the name if needed...
Per the discussion the alternative would be to keep this thread and rename it, or begin a new thread that is all fresh and clean and new because construction has started. It would not be married with the main Boise thread.
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I'd be fond of seeing a brand new thread but that's just me.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 12:21 AM
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I kind of like the idea of just keeping this thread and renaming it.

What I'd do, since there's so many conflicting reports on the height/floor count, just name it something like "Boise: Zions Bank (8th & Main) Construction Thread" keep it short and sweet.

Oh, and change the status to...

UNDER CONSTRUCTION BABY!!!!!
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 1:58 AM
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They haven't even started on the building yet, and the area already looks entirely different. They have the north side of the almost completely cleared of debris. I imagine that the rebar is next, followed by the concrete pillars.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 6:42 AM
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Keep and rename the thread. And partay time!
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Anyone have recent pictures? Who is the architect and contractor?
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2012, 3:12 PM
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Sounds good to me... hopefully this time they'll start talking. unlike when there was talk about a meet up.
Hawk,
It looks like most would rather keep this thread open and re-name it. I would think that the official floor count will be available soon, so think of how you would like to re-word the title and I will do it to it.
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