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Art project hopes to evoke history of changing Downtown neighborhood.

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More than a year ago, we told you about a project build new public art along Broad Street in Downtown Boise.

Now, the city’s Department of Arts & History hopes the public will help it select a final design.

A team of artists from Chicago and Lafayette, LA won the project bid – and presented a variety of options for the project. The team, Krivanek + Breau, focused on the idea of echoing the area’s past.

“To suggest the resurrection of buildings that existed within the Central Addition, now demolished, we propose to structure the markers upon substantial steel L’s that emerge from the ground in six locations within the streetscape,” the team wrote. “(They) will be inscribed with the names of places – businesses, residences, or other buildings – that existed in the Central Addition in the past.”

The two options sport a similar look, with tall, skinny columns jutting out of the ground.

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