Built in 1978 by a subsidiary of Boise's legendary Morrison Knudsen Co., the U.S. Bank tower was long the tallest building in Idaho. Retired architect Thomas Zabala isn't a fan. "It's sort of an unadorned tower," he says. "It's like a chocolate bar." Tommy Ahlquist, an executive of Gardner Co., which owns the building, disagrees.  "It's a classic building," he says. "And it's got a lot of heritage and value in Downtown."
Built in 1978 by a subsidiary of Boise's legendary Morrison Knudsen Co., the U.S. Bank tower was long the tallest building in Idaho. Retired architect Thomas Zabala isn't a fan. "It's sort of an unadorned tower," he says. "It's like a chocolate bar." Tommy Ahlquist, an executive of Gardner Co., which owns the building, disagrees. "It's a classic building," he says. "And it's got a lot of heritage and value in Downtown."
Built in 1978 by a subsidiary of Boise's legendary Morrison Knudsen Co., the U.S. Bank tower was long the tallest building in Idaho. Retired architect Thomas Zabala isn't a fan. "It's sort of an unadorned tower," he says. "It's like a chocolate bar." Tommy Ahlquist, an executive of Gardner Co., which owns the building, disagrees. "It's a classic building," he says. "And it's got a lot of heritage and value in Downtown."

Why are Downtown Boise buildings so boring?

June 20, 2018 01:39 PM