regional This is the third installment of the tower crane road trip, with Sacramento and San Diego being the first two. If these three cities are the ships Columbus sailed to the new world, Boise is definitely the Niña, but the growth is nonetheless astounding. Idaho's population has grown over 17% since 2010 (over 270,000 people), with about of 100,000 of those people moving to Boise. So it should be no surprise that the three tower cranes in Boise are busy on multi-family projects in the downtown core. These pictures are a bit old (March 5), so these cranes may have already been removed.
6th and Front Streets. Not sure who the general contractor is, but the owner's representative is Paradigm.
5th and Grove Streets. Andersen Construction is the general contractor.
The cranes for the 5th and Grove and 6th and Front projects shown together.
South 4th and West Broad Streets. The general contractor is ESI.
Bonus crawler crane on East Myrtle Street between South Avenue A and South Avenue B.
One last picture. The reason for our Boise visit was to check out Boise State University. Mission accomplished...my daughter Ella will be attending this Fall as a (wait for it)...construction management student! We are very excited for her.