Simplot building gets people talking

STATESMAN STAFFAugust 3, 2013 

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The company is excited that it will be able to consolidate employees from two Boise locations at its massive new headquarters.

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The first look at plans for Simplot Co.’s new corporate headquarters, on the same 7.5-acre campus as the JUMP project between Front and Myrtle, generated a lot of comments Friday. Read all of them or share your thoughts at wwww.facebook.com/idahostatesman.

Ron Bruckner: A good addition to that area. Looks good.

Dustin Murphy Finnely: Looking like we belong in 2013.

Melanie Larson: My first reaction is that it looks like a ship sailing into Boise!

Jeffrey A Jones: One word: Monstrosity!

Kelly S. McKittrick: It looks like a cruise ship!

Catherine Kulm: What a wonderful addition and a great memorial for Mr. Simplot! A great gift so many will enjoy for many future years, hopefully!

Shannon Morgan: It is beautiful and is going to give Idaho a space that will forever change commerce, art, cuisine, media and more! JUMP is the best thing since air conditioning. And this rendering looks A LOT better than the first few concepts I saw.

Terry Puckett: Good, now maybe we can start on a pro sports team!

Luanne Hay Ostrow: Excited for a new modern building in Boise, but really? You couldn’t hire a local architectural firm? Simplot? Disappointed.

Diane Dory Wilmot: I’d love to know how many comments come from Boise natives, and how many come from transplants because they are certainly divided. I think it looks better than an empty lot, but I really wish we didn't have to have all this growth without a better system in the Valley to get around (rail).

Ken Constant: Too plain. Hopefully they find a way to add back some color.

Cheri Machado Tarlini: Better than an empty lot, but it reminds me of the Titanic.

Jordan Douglas: I LOVE IT! A much better welcome to our awesome city.

Lauren Mast Hershey: I think it will be a great asset to our wonderful city. All the growth going on, events and now a terrific community center. It’s all good for Boise. What a great place to live!

Aaron Liven: Looks great. Much better than an empty lot! All of you “keep Boise small” folks need to move to Kuna.

Kerry LeMay: Let’s not become too metro. I like the laid-back Boise.

Daniel J Fredrickson: Another amazing structure coming to Boise. Don’t worry folks, one more building doesn’t make Boise a big city. We’re still about 1 million residents shy of that.

Arturo D Cariaga Jr.: Wow. What a great asset to Downtown Boise... We have come a long way when it comes to building things Downtown. ...Mr Simplot would be proud.

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