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by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

Totally lame.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1006
Views: 127205

The big white elephant in the room is that these supposed "parking needs" have such a strangle hold on everything we do. The Med Center could be such a positive force in the area to promote transportation alternatives, many of which are associated with positive public health movements (iro...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

...you bring up the same thing in every thread no matter the subject... Completely false. Anyway, you think I sound like a broken record here? "Wow, that's pretty cool." "Looks great." "It's great to see progress on such-and-such." "It would be cool to see somethi...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

...if you are critiquing something how about it be the buildings which is what we are talking about. That's exactly what I'm critiquing. And again, S33 asked me a specific, genuine question. If the mods think that's non-topical, fine, go ahead and delete those posts. Whatever. Novak: is it legal an...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

:lol: Ha. No. I'm not "fessing" up to anything. How absurd. Obviously I don't believe my own opinions are "|expletive|" or that I inject the "same |expletive|" into "every" thread. Exactly, it's a thread about supertall skyscrapers in New York: something I hap...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Last "dark" night on the Ped Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

I like the first one the best for its soft, subtle colors and for the ripples visible in the water of the foreground. Great work, Brad.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Nebraska Medicine
Replies: 1006
Views: 127205

I completely agree with Choleric and iamjacobm on this one. On one hand, you have UNMC claiming to want to be a "full-fledged member of the Midtown community," but on the other you have UNMC really acting as a very destructive force in that community, buying out small businesses and threat...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

Can a mod just start moving this |expletive| into a street's soapbox thread or something? I only responded with some level of detail because S33 specifically asked and seemed to be genuine. And anyway, how is it OK to repeatedly suggest that the posts of a specific forumer be censored, deleted, or ...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

Streets, which US cities do you find acceptable? I haven't come across one yet. No American city, anywhere in the country, is doing nearly enough in terms of atonement for the destruction (both physical and social) we ourselves have brought on our cities, and to regenerate and restore the very frag...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

It really doesn't take much energy to have opinions based on life experiences. To some extent life is what you make of it. But after a certain point we're just sugar-coating reality and lying to ourselves. Some things are very objective and quantifyable. Others are more abstract and intangible. In b...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Missouri River Pedestrian Bridge
Replies: 2315
Views: 326772

It's so crazy to think that these lights had been out of order since shortly after the bridge was completed. I remember they were so impressive when the bridge first opened.

It will be really great to see them up and running again.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: NYC Supertall Boom
Replies: 78
Views: 11763

The dehumanization of New York City marches on.

iamjacobm wrote:
koberaptor wrote:Take notes, omaha


Omaha will never be remotely close to this...


And thank God for that.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical Sign (24th and Cuming)
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Yikes. Are we all sure that this sign hasn't actually been there since 1991, and we've just now noticed it? Also, I know this is a gateway sign, but how symbolic is it that the "historic district" sign sits next to a strip mall and a McDonald's? ...like being a lady; if you have to tell pe...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Florence - Fort Calhoun Trail?
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Ha. Well it is. For starters it was filled with unprovoked, vindictive sarcasm that has nothing to do with the topic under discussion, and further, it has this weird manichean tone as if I think urban is good and rural is bad, or as if I'm only a specialist in one and not the other. Again, just biza...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Florence - Fort Calhoun Trail?
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

bigredmed, thanks for the additional details. Again, wow, I didn't realize the trail continued that far north.

Tuna, what a bizarre and incoherent response. Seriously, I don't even know where to begin with explaining how weird and off-base that was... so I guess I'll just let it lie.  :what:
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Florence - Fort Calhoun Trail?
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

It's not really clear what you mean by all that. You can see a portion "from the road" (what, like in Google streetview?) and a portion "near Washington County?"
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 10th Street Bridge will Grow
Replies: 37
Views: 7435

Huge improvement. Thanks for the photos.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: On Numbers Economic Index
Replies: 5
Views: 892

And not the renewable kind.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Florence - Fort Calhoun Trail?
Replies: 14
Views: 1764

Really? Is it paved the whole way? I know the City recently completed work extending the trail pretty far north along Pershing Drive but I didn't realize it connected to anything that took it that far north.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: UNK's South Campus
Replies: 27
Views: 2983

Well then, to continue the logic (if you can call it that), what Uncle Streets' family don't realize is that he is actually the most level-headed and reasonable in the bunch. He wonders if they've ever seen the movie Idiocracy , but he knows the comparison would be lost on them. You're entitled to t...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: UNK's South Campus
Replies: 27
Views: 2983

NovakOmaha wrote:Now, I could be wrong about this...


And you are. But, if you just don't care that's fine with me.

Linkin... is your signature supposed to be funny, clever, or cute? Because it is none of those things.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: UNK's South Campus
Replies: 27
Views: 2983

Well, even cities like Kearney used to be cities in their own right. It's only natural that they join the trend of trying to be cities once again.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Old Market Tenant news
Replies: 67
Views: 11620

I didn't understand why they said it includes a bookstore again.  Does Jackson Street Book store not count? Yeah, that kind of p1ssed me off. And I bet it p1ssed off the folks at Jackson Street Booksellers even more. They have been a mainstay of the Old Market for years and years and are a huge ass...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

:)

Chime in with your thoughts afterward.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Metro Area Bicycle Discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 36262

Thanks for posting. The bike racks are sorely needed in this area. I have noticed a lot of bicycles locked to light poles and trees in the area. As I've mentioned, I'd love to see the city replace just ONE car parking space with a bike corral (accommodating approximately 16 bicycles). The Old Market...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha To Add Pedestrian Hybrid Bacon Signals
Replies: 28
Views: 3102

Haha, I was just going to comment on the bacon in the title. I found it strange that I didn't notice it before now. Makes sense.  :;):
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

One thing they didn't explain very well and I can't find information are the "No Men Allowed" and other rules. I understand what the rules say, but not the context or rationale behind them. I was very surprised by the "no men allowed" thing, too. You're right. The filmmakers cou...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha To Add Pedestrian Hybrid Bacon Signals
Replies: 28
Views: 3102

When it comes to American culture and cities, the  ignore button and the ignorant button are actually one and the same, and most people push it constantly. It's the only way they can get by, day in and day out, without suffering crippling nervous breakdowns.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

HR Paperstacks wrote:Yes, it's been kind of sad so far.


You think?  :;):

I definitely teared up at multiple points.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth?

Definitely finish it and let us know what you think.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Haha. Wow, we are very similar in this regard. Yes, I too have found the whole thing endlessly fascinating in its implications for American cities, architecture, and society.

The documentary paints such a vivid picture of that time. It's incredibly good.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Junction (24th and Farnam)
Replies: 28
Views: 6068

Rendering on Loopnet http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17877065/2401-Farnam-Omaha-NE/ "Up and coming location near Creighton University". Both of those are a stretch. Totally. But, that's marketing; selling ideas and notions that trick people into seeing reality differently.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Making the judgement of which is better (open fields or crime-infested ruins) is only possible once you've hit rock bottom. It would be better if we never abandoned our cities in the first place. This is what I'm saying; this is what we've got, and, since the days of endless economic growth are over...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Since this is a Detroit thread, here is a Detroit example. Remember, this is in the middle of "urban" Detroit. I literally just looked at the map and dropped the little streetview man down in an area I knew should be urban.

Just look.

http://goo.gl/maps/VBKWM
by StreetsOfOmaha
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Detroit
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

From the Detropia trailer: "This isn't just a Detroit problem... it's an American problem." Man. That really says it. I'll have to ckeck out that documentary. Detroit is sooooooo far gone, like virtually any other American city that saw urbanization before the turn of the 20th Century... O...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Whoa! Common ground!  :;): Yeah, it is seriously really, really good. I was quite blown away by it.

Thanks for the comment.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Streets Will Probably Like This Documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

I think I've seen this trailer before. I had high hopes, given the title and the caption "Heaven or He11" at the beginning, but I don't think this film is what I had hoped it would be. Anyway, thanks for posting. While we're on the subject of documentaries, though, I have a recommendation ...
by StreetsOfOmaha
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Highline (Northern Natural Gas Building)
Replies: 197
Views: 43301

That's great. I hope someone can snap some photos soon.
by StreetsOfOmaha
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha To Add Pedestrian Hybrid Bacon Signals
Replies: 28
Views: 3102

I think that by "societal cohesion" and "dignity", Streets may have been referring to the fact that, if there were to be a 2012 "great depression", we would see a much different response from today's society than what we saw in the 20's/30's. Precisely. Thank you, S33....
by StreetsOfOmaha
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha To Add Pedestrian Hybrid Bacon Signals
Replies: 28
Views: 3102

Totally, completely, 100% agree.

You meant America, right?

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