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Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:37 am

13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Could be a good spot for something!

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The City of Omaha has turned to the courts to regain control of coveted north downtown property that has sat idle for years as the developer's dream never got off the ground.

The parcel of land at 13th and Cass Streets, west of the CenturyLink Center Omaha, is owned by the city and had been leased to Kansas City area-based developer Townsend Inc., which built a marketing office and showroom there.
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Postby nebport5 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:56 pm

hmm...possibly part of the proposed transit hub?
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Postby Linkin5 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:44 pm

They should build a sales office for the Vortex Tower there.

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Postby bigredmed » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:47 pm

Considering its proximity to the TDA park, and the propensity to rain during the CWS, it might be a nice place for drinks and food till such time as the current building is removed.

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Postby ShawJ » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:05 am

Currently being demolished.

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Postby Brad » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:19 pm

ShawJ wrote:Currently being demolished.


Lol, I was looking all over for this thread!  Thanks!

Here is a cell shot from Saturday:
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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:35 pm

ShawJ wrote:Currently being demolished.


They were salvaging a ton from the building too.  Window panes were being carefully removed and taken away and there were holes in the walls where fixtures and wiring must of been removed.

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:39 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
ShawJ wrote:Currently being demolished.


They were salvaging a ton from the building too.  Window panes were being carefully removed and taken away and there were holes in the walls where fixtures and wiring must of been removed.


Times are tough for Jason Townsend, he's got to make sure he can scrap all that copper wire.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:43 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
ShawJ wrote:Currently being demolished.


They were salvaging a ton from the building too.  Window panes were being carefully removed and taken away and there were holes in the walls where fixtures and wiring must of been removed.


Times are tough for Jason Townsend, he's got to make sure he can scrap all that copper wire.


The exact first thing that I thought.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:18 am

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131220/MONEY/131229921/1697#demolition-of-wallstreet-tower-condo-showroom-frees-prime-downtown-spot

The City of Omaha is dismantling the former WallStreet Tower showroom in north downtown and will put the city-owned land up for sale, expecting a restaurant, retail store or some other use to occupy the prime real estate west of the CenturyLink Center Omaha.

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Postby Brad » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:40 pm

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:23 pm

Walking to the car after the Creighton game I saw this:

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:31 pm

Looks like some sort of art instillation is happening here.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Brad » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:35 pm

iamjacobm wrote:Looks like some sort of art instillation is happening here.


Art? The other day it looked like they were installing a large chain link fence.
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:37 pm

Yeah someone was striking a bunch of pink ribbon through it last I saw.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:38 pm

In an organized manner I should add not just like throwing it up.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby ShawJ » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:50 pm

It looks like they're doing some sort of lettering with the yarn. Should look cool when it's finished.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:55 pm

You can see the lettering on the fence going north on 13th St. First word looks like Always...
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:35 pm

Driving by Cuming St:

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Driving up 13th St.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:32 pm

I spun by after work today to see it. Any idea what it is for?

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Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:37 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I spun by after work today to see it.  Any idea what it is for?

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Bomaha » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:02 pm

That's my friend putting that up. He's an art professor at UNO. That's cool.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:42 pm

The city has a RFP out for this land. Proposals are due Aug 26th.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:08 pm

Something along the lines of Cubby's gas station / mini grocery wouldn't be a bad fit for that location.

How nice would a tall thin residential tower be in that spot or a super-tall thin residential tower.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Linkin5 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:21 pm

^Not sure Omaha could handle the current world's tallest residential building :)

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:26 pm

Linkin5 wrote:^Not sure Omaha could handle the current world's tallest residential building :)


If we can't build a 1000 footer then lets get that gas station.

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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:33 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Linkin5 wrote:^Not sure Omaha could handle the current world's tallest residential building :)


If we can't build a 1000 footer then lets get that gas station.


It's been a grass lot with an abandoned trailer home in it for the last 6 years so the gas station is a step in the right direction.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Fromaha » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:33 pm

If we can't build a 1000 footer then lets get that gas station.


Sound like an opportunity for first floor retail - gas station with 1000' residential tower above. Perfect plan.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:48 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:
Linkin5 wrote:^Not sure Omaha could handle the current world's tallest residential building :)


If we can't build a 1000 footer then lets get that gas station.


It's been a grass lot with an abandoned trailer home in it for the last 6 years so the gas station is a step in the right direction.


Just found it funny that you post a picture of a tower that sold their penthouse unit for $95 million and then say a gas station would be good too.

A gas station won't be involved here or on Lot B.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby GetUrban » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:55 pm

That would be a huge waste to put a gas station on such prime land. Keep the gas stations on the periphery of downtown where they belong. People can drive to get gas. Don't need it within walking distance. :lol:
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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:27 pm

I was talking about Cubby's in The Old Market Grocery Store not just a Gas Station. However you need regular services even in a urban area.

The 1400 ft building was a joke but I am happy to spark a little discussion. I wonder what kind of proposals they will actually get.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:45 pm

Dear god that pencil-thin skyscraper looks awful. No style to it whatsoever. NYC can have it.
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Erik » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:10 pm

Someone from eomahaforums should buy the property and build a 'projects never built museum' and keep the current building, but just extend it.

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Postby Professor Woland » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:41 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Dear god that pencil-thin skyscraper looks awful. No style to it whatsoever. NYC can have it.


I don't mind the building, but you might laugh at the fact that the architect was inspired by a garbage can when designing it.

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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:59 am

Professor Woland wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:Dear god that pencil-thin skyscraper looks awful. No style to it whatsoever. NYC can have it.


I don't mind the building, but you might laugh at the fact that the architect was inspired by a garbage can when designing it.


I would have never guessed.
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby Linkin5 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:28 am

RNcyanide wrote:
Professor Woland wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:Dear god that pencil-thin skyscraper looks awful. No style to it whatsoever. NYC can have it.


I don't mind the building, but you might laugh at the fact that the architect was inspired by a garbage can when designing it.


I would have never guessed.
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To each their own, I really like it and it should look great accompanied by the other Supertalls that are either UC or approved.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby MTO » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:46 am

But a skinny residential would be a perfect fit for that small parcel.
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:16 am

MTO wrote:But a skinny residential would be a perfect fit for that small parcel.


That spot isn't that small. Basically the same size as the lot 1501 Jackson was built on.

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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby GetUrban » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:47 pm

MTO wrote:But a skinny residential would be a perfect fit for that small parcel.


The views wouldn't quite be as good as 432 Park Ave. though....still not bad.

http://432parkavenue.com/residences.html

There are still some available...but check-out the prices!
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Re: 13th and Cass (WST Showroom)

Postby GetUrban » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:52 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote:I was talking about Cubby's in The Old Market Grocery Store not just a Gas Station. However you need regular services even in a urban area.


I agree it would be a welcome addition to the area, as long as it didn't end up looking like a typical Quik Trip with its bright lights with acres of pavement. If it could be handled discretely it could work.
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