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Idaho High-rise Spire to Change, Looks Too Much Like LDS Temple

Owners of a new 18-story building in downtown Boise say they are considering ways to alter the appearance of a spire at the top because of concerns it makes the nearly completed structure look like a Mormon temple.

Tommy Ahlquist, chief operating officer for real estate firm Gardner Co., said that proposed changes include glass surfaces and colored lights.

The mayor's office has received three complaints about the appearance of the building, and comments on social media have also cited a possible religious influence.

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