BOISE -- Today is the 25th anniversary of an event that changed downtown Boise forever.

On January 24, 1987, fire destroyed the Eastman Building which had stood for 82 years at the northwest corner of 8th and Main streets.

Since then, no other permanent building has stood at the old Eastman Building site.

It was home to a farmer's market for a few years after the fire, until 1996 when a developer started planning a 25-story retail, office and condo building that would be called the Boise Tower.

Construction crews broke ground in 2001, but financial problems kept the building from going up.

If you're familiar with downtown Boise, you know what came next -- a large pit filled with rebar, and another development plan that didn't get off the ground.

But the next chapter for this storied piece of property isn't far away, Zions Bank and the Gardner Group plan to begin construction this spring on a new 15-story building.

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