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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 pm

Fort Calhoun wrote: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.


Excellent!..

Thank you for sharing that. Omaha indeed has a downtown core that is the envy of many similar sized metros :thumb: ...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:02 am

The "Entertainment District" posts were all over the map so they were moved to an existing "Entertainment District" thread:

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MTO wrote:Image
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Nice photos Jake :thumb: ...

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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks for the updates....I really like that 1st one.

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Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:41 pm

Call me crazy but I actually would not mind if the building stayed that yellow color with the dark gray.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:23 pm

Busguy2010 wrote:Call me crazy but I actually would not mind if the building stayed that yellow color with the dark gray.


It would definitely give it that Soviet Era Poland styling that is all the craze these days.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:17 pm

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Busguy2010 wrote:Call me crazy but I actually would not mind if the building stayed that yellow color with the dark gray.


It would definitely give it that Soviet Era Poland styling that is all the craze these days.


Adding in the dead of winter, frozen polar tundra feel, makes the look complete :;): ...

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby mistergutierrez » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:22 pm

I would add clotheslines in the balconies and some LADA cars parked in the street.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby buildomaha » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:31 am

Is the Marriott supposed to be done before CWS?

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:14 am

buildomaha wrote:Is the Marriott supposed to be done before CWS?


From what I understand, that's the plan...

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Postby MTO » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:42 am

Not only is the hotel posta be ready by the CWS the commons must be ready before Xmas for the ice rink.
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Postby thenewguy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:20 am

Both buildings look great from the street, and will look better once finished; pictures really don't do them justice.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby Greg S » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:24 am

I would love to see them add the ice rink like Lincoln has done. Great way to get people down there in the winter months. Who knows how long Con Agra sponsors the temp one at the holidays.

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:25 am

Greg S wrote:I would love to see them add the ice rink like Lincoln has done. Great way to get people down there in the winter months. Who knows how long Con Agra sponsors the temp one at the holidays.

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It has been announced that the ice rink will be in the central area of here going forward.

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby buildomaha » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:12 pm

thenewguy wrote:Both buildings look great from the street, and will look better once finished; pictures really don't do them justice.

Yes! Coming down capitol it fills in the space very nicely.

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Postby jjjjhskr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:04 pm

MTO wrote:Not only is the hotel posta be ready by the CWS the commons must be ready before Xmas for the ice rink.


I wonder if there is still discussion going on about Omaha hosting the MLB draft during the CWS?
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jjjjhskr wrote:
MTO wrote:Not only is the hotel posta be ready by the CWS the commons must be ready before Xmas for the ice rink.


I wonder if there is still discussion going on about Omaha hosting the MLB draft during the CWS?


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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Finally more glass being installed!

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Postby choke » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:34 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Finally more glass being installed!


Missing the CWS would be a financial bungle. You'd have a booked hotel for at least a week, if not for the entire series. They'd better hurry up!!!!!

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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby MTO » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:08 pm

There's no way they'll make it.
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Re: Official: Capitol District

Postby buildomaha » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:56 pm

They won't make it and it's a shame. It seems like construction in this city has no urgency whatsoever.

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Postby Brad » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:31 am

By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion?

Here is what I saw today.

Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor
Glass is going in on the 6th floor
Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor
Sheetrock has been muded, taped and sanded on the 3rd and 4th floors.

To me, when I see something muded, taped, and sanded its essentially 80% done at that point. I am going to assume the hotel can still meet the CWS, its still 4 months away as long as they can install glass at a decent pace going forward.
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Postby Linkin5 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:05 pm

Brad wrote:By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion?

Here is what I saw today.

Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor
Glass is going in on the 6th floor
Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor
Sheetrock has been muded, taped and sanded on the 3rd and 4th floors.

To me, when I see something muded, taped, and sanded its essentially 80% done at that point. I am going to assume the hotel can still meet the CWS, its still 4 months away as long as they can install glass at a decent pace going forward.


Yeah I think they'll make it, if for no other reason than it would be financial suicide.

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Brad wrote:By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion?

Here is what I saw today.

Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor
Glass is going in on the 6th floor
Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor
Sheetrock has been muded, taped and sanded on the 3rd and 4th floors.

To me, when I see something muded, taped, and sanded its essentially 80% done at that point. I am going to assume the hotel can still meet the CWS, its still 4 months away as long as they can install glass at a decent pace going forward.


Yeah I think they'll make it, if for no other reason than it would be financial suicide.

At the very least I would imagine they could open maybe half of the floors
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Brad wrote:By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion?

Here is what I saw today.

Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor
Glass is going in on the 6th floor
Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor
Sheetrock has been muded, taped and sanded on the 3rd and 4th floors.

To me, when I see something muded, taped, and sanded its essentially 80% done at that point. I am going to assume the hotel can still meet the CWS, its still 4 months away as long as they can install glass at a decent pace going forward.


Yeah I think they'll make it, if for no other reason than it would be financial suicide.


Great pic update Brad..

That's been the goal all along..to have this Marriott good to go by this years CWS..

Judging from what I've seen, they'll make it. I'll say with 2 to 3 weeks to spare...

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Postby mahaboy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:41 pm

Well, according to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/omadm-omaha-marriott-downtown-at-the-capitol-district/ , the downtown Marriott will be opened in August of 2017.
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Postby nebugeater » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:59 pm

Garrett wrote:
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Brad wrote:By the way, those of you saying "They won't make the CWS", I would like to know how you based your opinion?

Here is what I saw today.

Interior rooms are being framed as high as the 9th Floor
Glass is going in on the 6th floor
Sheetrock is being hung on the 5th floor
Sheetrock has been muded, taped and sanded on the 3rd and 4th floors.

To me, when I see something muded, taped, and sanded its essentially 80% done at that point. I am going to assume the hotel can still meet the CWS, its still 4 months away as long as they can install glass at a decent pace going forward.


Yeah I think they'll make it, if for no other reason than it would be financial suicide.

At the very least I would imagine they could open maybe half of the floors


Doubt that. Don't think they would get an occupancy permit until new construction is complete per the original plans.
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Postby Brad » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:Great pic update Brad..


Thanks Lou! It was a beautiful morning to get out and about!

mahaboy wrote:Well, according to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/omadm-omaha-marriott-downtown-at-the-capitol-district/ , the downtown Marriott will be opened in August of 2017.


Thanks for the info. Hope they are just being conservative with that.
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Postby daveoma » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:27 pm

Thanks for the photos Brad! The hotel looks great! :-)

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Here is the impact on the skyline.

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Nice picture but impact meh.
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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:14 pm

It would have had a little more impact if they had kept the slant in the roofline. I think once it's lit up, it'll look better.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:29 pm

I agree, I wish they would have kept the same roof line.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:41 pm

RNcyanide wrote:It would have had a little more impact if they had kept the slant in the roofline. I think once it's lit up, it'll look better.


I was holding out hope they'd still add it.
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MadMartin8 wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:It would have had a little more impact if they had kept the slant in the roofline. I think once it's lit up, it'll look better.


I was holding out hope they'd still add it.


Don't know about the slant but I doubt they'll leave the elevator cap exposed like that.
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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:29 pm

Brad wrote:Here is the impact on the skyline.


Another good shot..

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Re: Official: Capitol District

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They are hauling áss on the glass..
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