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I've seen the skyline before but never have I seen a picture that made it look that big! I had no idea downtown was that big! Nice photos!

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Omaha...ewww....cow town

its a city of greedy corporations

Omaha Theatre demo'd for a parking garage

Indian Hills demo'd for an UNUSED Parking LOt (I jhave the documentary)

Conagra has all that land they took over for their home

The old postoffice

eww omaha

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Omaha has been a very pleasant surprise to me. In the last 12 months (or so) I have seen so many nice photos of DT Omaha that I am anxious to see the city in person. Great photos, but I can't wait to see more ;) Like Heckles said, DT Omaha may not have a large number of skyscrapers, but it certainly appears to have nice urban feel to it. Maybe we can see some street level pics...

What is that tower that is being built? I can see the crane in the last two photos.

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Hi... that tower is built and fully occupied today.

It is the Union Pacific Center... UP's new corporate headquarters building. Quite the massive 'cube' with 1.2 million square feet... but it does top 300 feet in height (something we desperately need downtown). It has a pretty impressive atrium. Some have likened the building to the new Compuware building in downtown Detroit.

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A few other pics from around downtown (links to many other photos also provided)...

including requested street level shots of CBD

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/stl

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New Qwest Center convention center/arena

http://www.eomaha.com/ccarena2.html

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/qcenter/

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Gene Leahy Mall

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/buildings/8/

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Heartland of America park

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/heartland

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Old Market district

http://www.eomaha.com/oldmarket

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Lots of warehouse lofts in downtown Omaha

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Theatres... museums... schools...

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A new riverfront

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/lclanding

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Lots of exciting projects. Too many to list... here are a few of the more exciting ones...

http://www.eomaha.com/gallery/develop/

Missouri River spanning pedestrian bridge proposed

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Riverfront Place condominiums and row houses approved

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Rows at SoMa (South of Old Market) u/c

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Holland Performing Arts Center u/c

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It's pretty well executed for a simple glass cube building.

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It has virtually no street presence unfortunately (although the cafeteria, company shop are open to the public... why they didn't open it up to the street is beyond me).

They architects did cite an interest in breaking up the 'scale' of the building with it's varying use of vertical/horizontal lines. It's not bad.

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Omaha looks like maybe it got passed over in favour of larger neighbours (Chicago, Denver) mid century and was able to maintain most of it's historic buildings. Lack of pressure for growth = lack of urban "renewal."

Providence has a largely intact historic core due to not being economically capable of carrying out it's mid-century renewal schemes.

Welcome to the forum by the way.

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I'd never seen Omaha before. Not sure if it's quite worth the visit, but in the future as things start to develop more I'll end up there. Someday...

Edit: Oh yeah, and I love the pedestrian bridge!

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Glad I found this site... and happy to share Omaha with you all!

The First National Center is 45 floors... 634 feet... designed to top KC's One Kansas City Place by a couple of feet. ;)

Now the skyline just needs a few more 300-400 footers.

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