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by Spatial77
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 620
Views: 63000

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Journalist and author Jimmy Breslin.
by Spatial77
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

And so it begins: Plumbing permit pulled last Wednesday for storm sewers. First inspection done today "3/20/2017 40 foot of 18 inch SDR sleeved under track of Asian adventures. 40 foot of 8 inch PVC for panda enclosure from manhole tap." By the way the "panda" would be Red Panda ...
by Spatial77
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Looks like the Zoo is moving ahead with the Asian Highlands exhibit. The site plan review was approved last fall (although the city permits site does not show it as done). A World Hearld article from Feb. 26 noted "Construction of the next big exhibit of the master plan, the Asian Highlans, is ...
by Spatial77
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: "Grover" sculpture and Al Veys
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: "Grover" sculpture and Al Veys

Here is the original thread on this topic. http://www.eomahaforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=11178. The Pipal Park sculpture was made from debris from the 1975 Omaha tornado. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/599777/summary. As I recall they did look very similar.
by Spatial77
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 620
Views: 63000

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Actor Mike Connors from the late 1960's/early 70's TV show Mannix, at 91.
by Spatial77
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Lot B Development
Replies: 216
Views: 16431

Re: Lot B Development

It is difficult for me to get too excited about this right now. Let's see: Lot B, Tetrad, Crossroads, ConAgra, Midtown Crossing east, Wall Street Tower site, The Farm, plus we are throwing the library site into the mix, and NEDO... That is an a lot of development to be accomplished! I think it was G...
by Spatial77
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

Any idea on the start of the retail and mixed use buildings? Now! The Building Permit for CAPITOL DISTRICT RETAIL - RETAIL SHELL was issued 9/6/2016 The Commercial Plumbing permit was issued on the same date and they did a partial inspection top out on 12/02. Piling augers arrived today so it will ...
by Spatial77
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

Looks like a couple of piling augers were delivered to the site this morning. Could they be starting the pilings for the entertainment/retail building???
by Spatial77
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 620
Views: 63000

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Greg Lake (69) of Emerson Lake and Palmer. Hearing "I Believe in Father Christmas" will be especially sad this year. ELP was the first rock concert I ever went to, and still one of the best shows I have ever seen.
by Spatial77
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

Looks like they are about to put up another (orange) tower crane Is this for the parking garage? Could be but I wouldn't think they would need a tower crane to assemble a parking garage, plus it appears that the crane is on the southeast corner of the property, directly west of the hotel. Not a tow...
by Spatial77
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

Looks like the MCL tower crane is coming down today.
by Spatial77
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 620
Views: 63000

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Singer Sharon Jones, 60, of pancreatic cancer.
by Spatial77
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

The elevator will have a "penthouse" where the cable works are located which sticks up above the highest occupied level. I am 99% sure that they are placing the last floor... this is as tall as it is going to get.
by Spatial77
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

HDZ pulled a permit for a Site Plan Review on October 7. Could this be for the Asian Highlands?
by Spatial77
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: ConAgra Campus?
Replies: 115
Views: 7127

Re: ConAgra Campus?

Does anyone know whats going on behind the Embassy Suites Downtown, There are a whole bunch of trees that were torn down, and some pretty heavy grading work...maybe the beginning of a 9th St reconnection? Building permit is for a Commercial Parking Lot. Project Description: CONAGRA - 99 spaces. Sou...
by Spatial77
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

I think the hotel may be close to its final height. I am basing that on two observations. The tower crane does not have the mechanism in place to add additional segments to the tower. This is as high as this crane is going to be. They can't go much higher without additional crane height. The thing t...
by Spatial77
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Yeah I'm not sure the African dogs were much of a loss at all. Were they the animals years ago that died when they panicked and ran into fences when some domestic dogs got into the zoo and raised a ruckus? Greg I believe those were red-necked wallaby, a smaller version of a kangaroo, and emu that w...
by Spatial77
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 726
Views: 79672

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Eppley just got an upgrade... MSNBC crawler referring to the guy who scaled the fence and crashed the pickup truck into the SWA jet at "Omaha's Eppley International Airport". There you go, I have seen it on TV, it must be true! :roll: They forgot to mention he was in his boxer shorts.
by Spatial77
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 191
Views: 12454

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

I wonder if regular joes will be able to buy monthly passes to swim in it. I think there is actually a lack of indoor swimming pools for lap swimming. Pool time can be difficult to come by during most of the year. One good thing about this setup is there are movable bulkheads so the pool can be con...
by Spatial77
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 191
Views: 12454

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

My one concern is I do not see a 10 meter platform in the diving well. It looks like there are one and three meter springboards and a five meter tower, but no ten meter which is the international standard. I'll have to look at the plans closer to see if I am mistaken in what I am seeing.
by Spatial77
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

The vertical studs for the eleventh floor are noticeably taller than the other floors. Could be a sign it's the final floor. I am pretty sure this is the last floor. The taller columns will support a parapet wall that will hide some of the mechanicals on the roof. The rendering shows this pretty we...
by Spatial77
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Multisports Complex
Replies: 191
Views: 12454

Re: Nebraska Multisports Complex

I am really psyched about this facility! This is something the area really needs. Omaha needs to start working on their bid to host the state high school championship meet there. I never thought that the Devany Center pool was all that great, even when I went to the state meet there in the mid 1970's.
by Spatial77
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

skinzfan23 wrote:Looks like they have installed more and larger panels of glass on the east side of the hotel today.


Crews began laying the decking for what should be the top floor of the apartment building today. I expect to see the walls going up this week.
by Spatial77
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint
Replies: 37
Views: 3929

Re: Omaha Buildings Hiding Under Cladding or Paint

I'll have to find pics of the first two, but the Catholic Sokol Hall on south 13th is covered by cladding. Also, Keiwit's HQ building used to look way different. And to answer the question posted above, Central Park Towers used to be the Henshaw Hotel: image.jpeg image.jpeg Speaking of hiding under...
by Spatial77
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 620
Views: 63000

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Fyvush Finkel, actor, August 14, 2016 at age 93.

Youree Dell Harris, aka: Miss Cleo, psychic, July 26, 2016 at age 53.
by Spatial77
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)
Replies: 305
Views: 45706

Re: Ralston Arena (72 and Q)

Omaha World Hearld Omaha.com headline: "Ralston Arena bikini boxing event devolves into brawl; police use pepperball guns to disperse unruly crowd"

Now who could have seen this coming?
by Spatial77
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The zoo will be replacing the translucent roof panels on the Lied Jungle over the next several months. I noticed that a few weeks ago when we were there. The jungle opened in 1992, so after nearly 25 years I figure, they thought it was time. The new panels look much nicer. From the zoo website: &qu...
by Spatial77
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 U.S. Swim Trials
Replies: 114
Views: 6539

Re: 2016 U.S. Swim Trials

Does Omaha bid for the swim trials for 2020? Only if they can figure out the logistics, since the Olympics will be earlier in 2020, which would make the trials earlier and would then compete with the CWS. I know St. Louis wants it bad. I would imagine several cities would like to get this event. I ...
by Spatial77
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 U.S. Swim Trials
Replies: 114
Views: 6539

Re: 2016 U.S. Swim Trials

Does Omaha bid for the swim trials for 2020?
by Spatial77
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The zoo will be replacing the translucent roof panels on the Lied Jungle over the next several months.
by Spatial77
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

So... Will the apartment building in the Capitol District be topped out before or after Labor Day?
by Spatial77
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The North Entrance Gate is now open. The zoo has also hired a construction manager to oversee all the upcoming projects, per today's World Hearld. Several building permits were issued recently for Adventure Education facilities, including an amphitheater, animal holding and a restroom building.
by Spatial77
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

I am hoping Brad got some aerial photos of the zoo (and the Blue Barn Theater) on his recent flight. No, not this time. However I believe there will be more opportunities this summer. Thanks for getting the aerials. I always enjoy seeing your pics from above, plus you always have great color satura...
by Spatial77
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2016 CWS
Replies: 245
Views: 6840

Re: 2016 CWS

I can't imagine it was an ESPN decision as they have a rerun of 30 for 30 on Cleavland's lack of championship teams, and at 8:30 the all important BattleFrog College Championship. Maybe the teams had to be out of their hotel rooms (11:00 checkout)?
by Spatial77
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Thanks for the photo update of the Adventure Trails/Conservation Academy area. I am hoping Brad got some aerial photos of the zoo (and the Blue Barn Theater) on his recent flight. Speaking of aerials... Looks like the new imagery on the DOGIS site was taken soon after the elephants arrived as you ca...
by Spatial77
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

It really is going up...isn't it?! I was downtown not too far back and took a swing by.... Am I looking at that latest plan right? Do I see HDR putting their headquarters right there?!?! If so, I could just hug HDR! Not only am I happy that they will be downtown, I am happy to see they will be part...
by Spatial77
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

They now have work lights on the first floor of the hotel on at night. They have pulled out most of the shoring in the lobby area. They also started putting up steel on the east side that will be used to mount the exterior walls to the building... Along with moving forms up to the sixth floor level....
by Spatial77
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: ConAgra Campus?
Replies: 115
Views: 7127

Re: ConAgra Campus?

I always thought it was odd that they placed the statue of the chef with his back toward the public and Omaha. I guess this was done to prepare the city for when the whole company would turn its back on Omaha.
by Spatial77
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 853
Views: 83455

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Where do they get their financing then? Do they have endowment programs? The gov't gives them funds. The National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian and is supported by federal tax dollars. St. Louis Zoo is supported by a mil levy property tax as part of the museum and zoological district in the entire...

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