ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for the "I-4 eyesore"?

  • Majesty building is also called the 'I-4 eyesore' in Orlando area
  • It's been under construction for more than 17 years
  • Lights recently turned on inside building, drawing attention

The Majesty building in Altamonte Springs, a derelict high-rise building just off Interstate 4 that's gained fame with that nickname, is drawing attention -- and a few jokes -- after some of the lights turned on inside it several days ago.

The 18-story, glass building has been in a continual state of construction -- but mostly sitting idle -- for almost two decades.

But in the past few weeks, construction on the project has picked up with more visible progress from I-4 – and above the site.

The owner of the property says the high-rise will be the home of office and retail space and the home of religious station SuperChannel WACX-TV.

Several social media pages are dedicated to it, including a "Tear Down the I-4 Eyesore" Facebook page and a parody @majestybuilding Twitter account.

Funding issues have kept it unoccupied and unfinished for years.