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by bmt
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: American Athletic Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: American Athletic Conference

Good move for Wichita State. AAC is a much better basketball conference with the likes of UConn, Memphis, Cincinnati, SMU, etc. It will be interesting to see if WSU is still considering adding football with the impeding move. Who knows, that could be one of the driving factors for the move.
by bmt
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines
Replies: 30
Views: 2139

Re: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines

It is billed as luxury apartments. As to the "income restricted" comment. It may have been true about a half dozen years or so ago, but everything built within last few years and in the pipeline is almost 100% market rate. What was the reason that there were so many income restricted opti...
by bmt
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines
Replies: 30
Views: 2139

Re: 32-story Apartment Tower in Des Moines

The new rendering looks so much better than the previous rendering. Anyone know if this development will have market price or income restricted units(or both)? It seems like half the dt dsm units are income restricted.
by bmt
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 10305

Re: NYC Supertall Boom

Not sure if this is even feasible, but it is an interesting concept.

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by bmt
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 March Madness Regional
Replies: 30
Views: 1301

Re: 2018 March Madness Regional

During the broadcast of the Oregon-Michigan game in KC last night I saw Bruce Rasmussen in the 1st or 2nd row. Not sure if he was scoping out ideas for next year's regional or cheering on an old friend. Probably both. It should be a good experience next year, and I would bet that if KU gets a #1 see...
by bmt
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 377
Views: 49087

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

For some unfortunate reason, that Cambria reminds me of the Dino's Storage rendering. Maybe it is just the color... http://hips.htvapps.com/htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/ibmig/cms/image/ketv/35122774-35122774.jpg?crop=1xw:0.92101648351648346xh;center,top&resize=900:*
by bmt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17
Replies: 105
Views: 2137

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17

Interesting article from Lee B this morning: http://www.omaha.com/huskers/mens-basketball/barfknecht-tim-miles-has-improved-huskers-and-the-administration-should/article_2a78dbb4-f8af-11e6-a8de-1300d58dcdf8.html Weak response (in my opinion) from Mark Boehm: http://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/marc-...
by bmt
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1040
Views: 117284

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I had a group attend the show "Beehive" at the small theater in the Crossroads. The performance was fantastic, Omaha should take pride in local talent. On the other hand, the Crossroads itself was so depressing. How could a city the size and stature of Omaha, allow this eyesore to exist? ...
by bmt
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Facebook Data Center
Replies: 92
Views: 3577

Re: Facebook Data Center

Facebook also likes to be Carbon Neutral on everything they do. In Iowa they had wind farms built by a utility so the electricity they purchased could be considered Carbon Neutral. A wind farm running running a data center sounds kind of risky. Does the Iowa site have some kind of energy storage sy...
by bmt
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Conagra campus development plans
Replies: 39
Views: 3370

Re: Conagra campus development plans

What area of the Conagra campus are you hearing?
by bmt
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Top Golf Omaha (Westroads Area)
Replies: 61
Views: 5942

Re: Top Golf Omaha

It seems like Top Golf is really expanding recently. They are going to Indy and Birmingham which aren't that different from Omaha size wise, so I could definitely believe that they would expand to Omaha. I have never been to one, but some friends who really aren't golfers said that the one in KC was...
by bmt
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 49826

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

A little frustrating that this might be a longer timeline than expected, but at least the Civic was demoed, so that any development to be planned doesn't have to wait on that. Also, I am not trying to restart the Zach Wiegert argument from the first couple pages of this thread, but on the Tetrad web...
by bmt
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: New York City
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: New York City

Great work! I never get tired of seeing NYC from that first angle.

Brad wrote:To me a photo is not complete until its printed large and hanging on the wall.

I take it there is not much empty wall space at your house then? :lol:
by bmt
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Civic Square (former Civic Auditorium)
Replies: 630
Views: 49826

Re: Tetrad Development (Civic Auditorium)

Why would the state office need their own new building? Their building now is 2 or 3 stories? And they used to share it with kiewit. Wouldn't it be more practical to just move to some currently available office space?
by bmt
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: City Centre (Journal-Star Building)
Replies: 23
Views: 997

Re: Journal-Star Building

Another development that will draw away businesses from downtown Omaha.... :grr: (sarcasm) Joking aside, this is a great location right between the Haymarket and the rest of downtown so it will be interesting to see what is done here. I wonder if a developer would be able to strike a deal with USPS ...
by bmt
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 38
Views: 3010

Re: Chicago

Any of you forumers in Chicago going to Open House Chicago? http://openhousechicago.org/ It looks pretty awesome, wish I was in Chicago this weekend.
by bmt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Official: UNL Campus Development
Replies: 99
Views: 12669

Re: Official: UNL Campus Development

Construction cam of the new CBA building. http://cba.unl.edu/about-us/new-building-project/live/ Looks like the exterior is nearly completed. This building looks pretty massive on that plot of land. It will be interesting to see what they do with the current health center just east of this when the...
by bmt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)
Replies: 201
Views: 13189

Re: Boys Town and farmland (144th Dodge)

This is such an interesting project. I am not sure what to make of it. Part of me is excited, because if this is pulled off successfully it could be a model on how Omaha should grow as it continues to grow west and south west. However, the skeptic in me thinks this might be a little too ambitious fo...
by bmt
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage (96th & Dodge)
Replies: 75
Views: 7208

Re: Leo & Rosemary Daly Acreage (96th & Dodge)

A surveyor was at this property this afternoon.
by bmt
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franklin Cover Up
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: Franklin Cover Up

I somehow just randomly stumbled upon this case on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AFrMpQxbmk Warning for language. This case was slightly before my time, but I am surprised that I had never even heard about it. It is crazy to think that something like this could have possibly happened her...
by bmt
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Web.com Golf tour and Indian Creek
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Wed.com Golf tour and Indian Creek

Good get for Indian Creek. There is plenty of space there for spectators and just a couple years ago they renovated the course. It probably will bring more of a challenge than Champions for the players as well.
by bmt
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Professional Sports team
Replies: 93
Views: 6693

Re: Professional Sports team

When Columbus got an NHL expansion team ~20 years ago they paid $60 million expansion fee. Vegas just paid a $500 million dollar expansion fee. Unless some owner wants to pull a Stan Kroenke and move their team here, my hopes of NHL in Omaha are not realistic. As for NBA, I don't think that just bec...
by bmt
Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2367
Views: 215921

Re: Official: Capitol District

Does anyone know if they changed the design for the apartment building? From the pictures and webcam it looks like the building is in an L shape, but the only renderings I can find are the original renderings which do not have that L shape. Also, is there an elevator shaft that I am not seeing or is...
by bmt
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: ConAgra Campus?
Replies: 115
Views: 7315

Re: ConAgra Campus?

There is plenty of room on the northwest corner for something substantial without touching any existing buildings.

An example of what could be there:
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by bmt
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Golf in Omaha
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Golf in Omaha

I've heard rumblings there might be something to the web.com returning to Omaha? Would be awesome for the tournament to return to Omaha. If I remember correctly, Omaha was one of their staple tournaments while it was part of the tour schedule. I think many folks miss the event and I think it would ...
by bmt
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Omaha-Lincoln Differences
Replies: 25
Views: 990

Re: Omaha-Lincoln Differences

Its not. What needs to happen is for the undergrad programs to center at one or the other campi and then teleconnect to the others. We really don't need a second college of engineering. What we need is a leadership staff that realizes that when the college of engineering is technologically inferior...
by bmt
Mon May 16, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17
Replies: 105
Views: 2137

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17

May not be a big impact this year directly but I am guessing he will see a bunch of playing time and allow some of the other guys that would have been playing center to play a position that works better for them. Very true. Hopefully he can help out quickly on the defensive end too so they don't ha...
by bmt
Mon May 16, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17
Replies: 105
Views: 2137

Re: Nebraska Basketball 2016-17

Huge win for Nebrasketball. He probably will not have a big impact this upcoming year, other than 5 fouls to give, but he should be a solid contributor once he gets a feel for the college game. Miles could not afford to go another recruiting class without a true center.
by bmt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 30840

Re: HDR

Same person that told me about the Spect building also said the Daily residence at 96th and Dodge is on the short list for HDR... Can you imagine HDR tearing down Daley's personal residence to build their HQ??? :shock: If HDR builds on the Dailee residence, maybe that will light a fire under Dayly ...
by bmt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Spect Building
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Spect Building

The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that this out of town company will come in and tear down those buildings. They will take all of the negative press, and then after a while their project "falls through". OPAS then sweeps in and develops the land.
by bmt
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 41
Views: 1893

Re: Omaha Chargers

I have never followed soccer at any level but didn't Omaha have a team a few years ago? The Omaha Vipers lasted a season or two. They played in the MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League) and had their games at the Civic. I never went any games so I can't say much for the attendance or the environment in...
by bmt
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Omaha Chargers
Replies: 41
Views: 1893

Re: Omaha Chargers

Yep, I think enough of these concepts have failed here to realize this will go nowhere. The only lower level franchise that I think could work here is a soccer club attached to Sporting KC that plays in the tier below MLS. This is something I was hoping would happen in Omaha, but unfortunately Spor...
by bmt
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: HDR Proposed Downtown Office
Replies: 500
Views: 30840

Re: HDR

All of UNO's engineering majors are technically part of UNL's College of Engineering. These majors include architectural, civil, computer, construction, electrical, and electronics engineering. That being said, architectural engineering is only offered on UNO's campus, and there are <20 architectura...
by bmt
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: What's your favorite skyscraper?
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

Re: What's your favorite skyscraper?

Favorite in the United States: Hearst Tower - NYC
Favorite outside the United States: Taipei 101 - Taipei City, Taiwan
Honorable Mention: Duke Energy Tower - Charlotte; One Detroit Center - Detroit; 432 Park Ave - NYC; 20 Fenchurch Street - London, England; MahaNakhon - Bangkok, Thailand
by bmt
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 63944

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

If HDR, which has ties to OPA, can't make it work on that lot, I really do not think we will see anything substantial there. I hope OPA does not decide to build a parking garage there. As for where HDR ends up, I wonder if there is any chance they end up in the Waitt Plaza since it is designed by th...
by bmt
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 63944

Re: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters

Well this is very disappointing, but not really that surprising. I hope we learn the truth behind everything that has happened, but I have a feeling we will never know. :roll: HDR must not really care about being close to the airport if they plan to move further west. :shrug:
by bmt
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Professional Sports team
Replies: 93
Views: 6693

Re: Professional Sports team

I'm also curious how NHL is ranked lower for us than NBA. Maybe because Omaha did have an NBA team at one time? Still though, thinking of the huge backing of Hockey here in Omaha. The article is looking at how much money the city needs to generate in total personal income (TPI) in order to support ...
by bmt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 63944

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

mr. omaha wrote:Nice work bmt! Not to derail anything here, but how hard would it be to add the old Woodmen of the World building and the never built Marriott hi rise? Strictly out of morbid curiosity....


I'll put it on the to-do list.
by bmt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 63944

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Brad wrote:Great work bmt!

bmt wrote:A few different views:

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Can you show this one again, but a lot lower?

More like this:
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Sure thing.

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by bmt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 63944

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

A few different views:

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