The last beam of some 930 tons of structural steel was set in place this week on what will become Provo's tallest downtown building.
When completed, One Provo Center will have 10 stories ascending 139 feet from the southeast corner of 100 West and Center Street. It's no Empire State Building, but it offers a great view of the city.The Spencer W. Kimball Tower at Brigham Young University is the city's tallest building. It has 12 floors and is 160 feet high, a BYU spokesman said.
Before the beam with an American flag attached to one end was hoisted into place, officials of Nu Skin International, the building's chief tenant, signed their names to it. Civic leaders and government officials attended the brief "topping-off" ceremony Wednesday morning.
The exterior of the structure, developed and owned by The Boyer Co. of Salt Lake City, will be covered with granite and blue-gray glass. A 330-stall parking plaza is to be constructed immediately south of the building. Both should be completed in early October.
Kem Gardner, Boyer general partner, said he believes the building will "revitalize a downtown area that has been blighted for several years."
Nu Skin spokesman Jason Chaffetz said the company will occupy six to eight floors of the building. About 1,000 Nu Skin employees currently work out of four different downtown locations.