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 couldnt hire a local architectural firm? Simplot? Disappointed.
Diane Dory Wilmot: Id 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. Its 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: Lets not become too metro. I like the laid-back Boise.
Daniel J Fredrickson: Another amazing structure coming to Boise. Dont worry folks, one more building doesnt make Boise a big city. Were 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.