Several tenants are either moving to the Eighth & Main building this week or customizing space theyll rent from the Gardner Co., the owner.
Irene Deely, a Garden City artist whos known as the Woman of Steel, melted rebar from the Boise Hole the lot where the Eighth & Main building now stands to make a sculpture, which she named Cycles.
The bottom of the statue features an acrylic lions head that recalls dozens of lions heads at the top of the Eastman Building, Eighth & Mains predecessor, which burned in 1987.
A steel feature in the shape of a phoenix sits atop the sculpture, representing the buildings rebirth.
The buildings spire was originally painted white, but Gardner repainted its first two levels after complaints that the spire evoked a Mormon temple.
Gardner also installed LED lights to illuminate the top level. The color of the lights will change to mark certain occasions. For example, it might be red for Valentines Day or green for St. Patricks Day, said Tommy Ahlquist, Gardners chief operating officer.
Gardner plans a grand opening party for the building, Idahos tallest, on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Goo Goo Dolls are scheduled to be the headline act. He will also host several private parties leading up to that event.