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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:40 pm

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EricHaley wrote: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.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Spatial77 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:28 pm

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choke wrote:
EricHaley wrote: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 tower crane. The new crane is a heavy lift mobile with a lattice jib. I think this is a Liebherr machine. They are using a Manitowoc 777 crawler lattice crane on the garage which they put together last week. They have been using it on precast that they started delivering today.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:52 pm

Spatial77 wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
choke wrote:
EricHaley wrote: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 tower crane. The new crane is a heavy lift mobile with a lattice jib. I think this is a Liebherr machine. They are using a Manitowoc 777 crawler lattice crane on the garage which they put together last week. They have been using it on precast that they started delivering today.

Yep, you are prob right...earlier today it looked like it might be a tower crane, but not now.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby EricHaley » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:13 pm

It looks like both tower cranes are being taken down, not just the one for the apartments.

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Postby MTO » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:17 pm

And here I thought we'd have rower cranes DTO for a few more years straight. Now it'll be quite a while before we see the next one.
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Postby Erik » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:06 pm

MTO wrote:And here I thought we'd have rower cranes DTO for a few more years straight. Now it'll be quite a while before we see the next one.


Stop..

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Postby Tornado » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:36 pm

Beautiful views from that apartment looking Southwest, especially at night. Great pics. Hollands precious parking lot does look like |expletive| though :banghead: :banghead: It will be nice to see this whole development , including the office and retail, and the additional apartment building across come online. Looking great!!

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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:01 pm

Glad to see that lot kitty corner to the Capitol District is getting developed next spring. This area could use some more density.
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Postby NovakOmaha » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:22 pm

I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:30 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.


Not enough demand for that high of a strictly apartment/condo tower in the area. We would need another major employer downtown, and we missed probably our last shot on that.

Besides, I'd rather have a tower slightly more west than in this immediate area.
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Postby MTO » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:29 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.


Not enough demand for that high of a strictly apartment/condo tower in the area. We would need another major employer downtown, and we missed probably our last shot on that.

Besides, I'd rather have a tower slightly more west than in this immediate area.


Yeah you'd have to go to a bigger market like Des Moines.
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Postby Athomsfere » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:10 am

MadMartin8 wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.


Not enough demand for that high of a strictly apartment/condo tower in the area. We would need another major employer downtown, and we missed probably our last shot on that.

Besides, I'd rather have a tower slightly more west than in this immediate area.


I'd actually like to see something more south. More south than FNT and Woodman to pull the skyline out a little.

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:07 am

6 floors on the site where the ice rink is now will be another great addition.

Also as a note MCL's crane is completely down and JE Dunn's is currently being dismantled.

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MTO wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
NovakOmaha wrote:I just wish that someone would bust loose with a 25 story condo or apartment tower on one of the vacant or parking lots on Capitol.


Not enough demand for that high of a strictly apartment/condo tower in the area. We would need another major employer downtown, and we missed probably our last shot on that.

Besides, I'd rather have a tower slightly more west than in this immediate area.


Yeah you'd have to go to a bigger market like Des Moines.


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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:57 pm

I was just thinking....the new Marriott looks kinda cool with the C-Link reflecting off of it. (and the glass is only 1/2 done)

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:22 am

From the World Herald article the other day:

Parking garage: An eight-level, 505-stall structure connects to the district by two skywalks. Half the stalls will be public and the rest private.


I didn't know the garage was going to be that tall...thought it was only going to be 4 stories. Any idea if the parking garage is going under 480 or next to it?

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Postby EricHaley » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:24 am

skinzfan23 wrote:From the World Herald article the other day:

Parking garage: An eight-level, 505-stall structure connects to the district by two skywalks. Half the stalls will be public and the rest private.


I didn't know the garage was going to be that tall...thought it was only going to be 4 stories. Any idea if the parking garage is going under 480 or next to it?


It would have to be going next to it if it's that tall.

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Postby MTO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:37 am

skinzfan23 wrote:From the World Herald article the other day:

Parking garage: An eight-level, 505-stall structure connects to the district by two skywalks. Half the stalls will be public and the rest private.


I didn't know the garage was going to be that tall...thought it was only going to be 4 stories. Any idea if the parking garage is going under 480 or next to it?


Further back in this thread we talked about it.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:44 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:From the World Herald article the other day:

Parking garage: An eight-level, 505-stall structure connects to the district by two skywalks. Half the stalls will be public and the rest private.


I didn't know the garage was going to be that tall...thought it was only going to be 4 stories. Any idea if the parking garage is going under 480 or next to it?



Check the new site map that was posted above. Looks like it's going to be next to rather than underneath, which it would have to be.
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:01 pm

Speaking of skywalks.

Is this Garage the parking for the Hotel as well? It looks like it would be easy to extend a skywalk from the Retail building to the Hotel and allow Hotel to parking access via skywalks.

Will there be a skywalk from the Hotel to the CenturyLink Center? Isn't the number of "attached" Hotel rooms a big part of booking conferences and this hotel was suppose to get us over the 1000 attached room mark?

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Postby MTO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:09 pm

Out of all the renders I've seen there hasn't been one with an attaching sky walk to the CLink. And anyway this hotel Plus Hilton is 933 rooms just shy of that 1,000 threshold.
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Postby Brad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:32 pm

Here is what the parking garage looked like last Saturday:

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:19 am

Thanks for the pictures Brad....I hadn't actually seen the garage yet. So at 8 stories, it should end up stretching above 480 by a little bit. Hopefully it has some decent design elements similar to Park 8.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby swgiust » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:08 am

Any idea on the start of the retail and mixed use buildings?

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Postby Coyote » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:37 pm

Here we go... City Council to debate alcohol sales in commons areas of Entertainment Districts...

Omaha City Council Agenda wrote:Ordinance to amend Chapter 15 of the Omaha Municipal Code providing for the designation of Entertainment Districts in which commons areas may be used for the sale of alcohol on the premises by retail, craft brewery, and micro distillery licensees which obtain a Commons Area Permit; establishing definitions; providing for the administration, requirements, application, limitation, and renewals of such designations and permits; and related matters; and, to provide the effective date hereof.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:37 pm

That looks like the same crane that has been jumping around Omaha/Lincoln for a while now.

Also the supports for the garage are definitely reaching above the interstate now.

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Postby thenewguy » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:49 am

Are precast parking sturctures the most common? I guess i dont recall seeing that method used recently...but i dont make it over to Omaha as often.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:54 am

thenewguy wrote:Are precast parking sturctures the most common? I guess i dont recall seeing that method used recently...but i dont make it over to Omaha as often.

I am pretty sure that is what they used with the Pacific Life garage at Aksarben Village...they threw that thing up fast.

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Postby Spatial77 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:46 am

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???
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Postby Spatial77 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:00 pm

swgiust wrote: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 be awhile until anything above ground is visible.
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Garage is growing fast, now up to 7 floors!

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:22 am

Spatial77 wrote:
swgiust wrote: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 be awhile until anything above ground is visible.


This was for the buildings on the north side of the plaza. Just so no one confused it with the buildings fronting Capitol.

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Brad wrote:Garage is growing fast, now up to 7 floors!

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Nice.. Thanks for the pic update Brad :thumb: ...

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:12 am

You can now see the edge of the parking garage on the webcam.

Edit: Actually I see it isn't the garage but you can see they are installing glass on the points of the hotel on the south west side.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:35 am

skinzfan23 wrote:You can now see the edge of the parking garage on the webcam.

Edit: Actually I see it isn't the garage but you can see they are installing glass on the points of the hotel on the south west side.


I drove around the entire development late Monday morning. It's looking great :thumb: ...

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skinzfan23 wrote:You can now see the edge of the parking garage on the webcam.

Edit: Actually I see it isn't the garage but you can see they are installing glass on the points of the hotel on the south west side.


I drove around the entire development late Monday morning. It's looking great :thumb: ...

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jjjjhskr wrote::clap:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:You can now see the edge of the parking garage on the webcam.

Edit: Actually I see it isn't the garage but you can see they are installing glass on the points of the hotel on the south west side.


I drove around the entire development late Monday morning. It's looking great :thumb: ...

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I had a friend who lived here from 2004-2008 who now lives in San Francisco visit for New Years. She said what's going on in Omaha is really impressive!


Thanks for sharing that.. And there is no question this is true..

I've read so many cup half empty posts on this forum, especially lately, you'd be lead to believe Omaha has become an island of purgatory..

Again, thanks for mentioning her comment. This perspective is needed and sometimes lost when people find themselves too deep in the forest and can't see the trees :thumb: ...

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Postby MTO » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:37 pm

That's an awesome comment coming from someone who lives in one heck of a city.
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Postby Fort Calhoun » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:51 am

I volunteer at the Durham. During the fall we had two "Mystery Tour" groups (the groups that sign up for tours without knowing where they are going) from Albuquerque. When I spoke to people from these groups they were very impressed with downtown Omaha. They liked how the city has preserved historical buildings and has built new buildings in the downtown core. Most of the people had never been to Omaha before and many said they would like to return.


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