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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed May 31, 2017 1:53 pm

Here are the 2 pics that I took:

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Postby guy4omaha » Wed May 31, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks! Your higher vantage point and camera are obviously better than mine. But hey I do what I can. :D In any event, it's going to be a fun ride watching this go up.
My son got a 27 on his ACT. No this score is not as high as what Jeff's son achieved. But one has to remember the paternal gene-pool my son has to overcome. On a PGPAB [Paternal Gene-Pool Adjusted Basis], my son's score is a 37 and Jeff's son's PGPAB ACT score is 19.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed May 31, 2017 2:38 pm

Awesome!

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Postby Brad » Wed May 31, 2017 2:42 pm

Wow, did all that go up today?
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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed May 31, 2017 2:54 pm

Brad wrote:Wow, did all that go up today?

Yes, as far as I know. I was in AV on Sunday and there was nothing then.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:41 pm

More steel has arrived:

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Postby EricHaley » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:03 pm

Okay, now I think I understand the tower crane delay… They're waiting for steel to go up to anchor it against.

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Postby daveoma » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:35 pm

Thank you for the photos! Please keep them coming! :-)

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Postby OmahaFan » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:54 am

I'm assuming your taking your photo's from the Pacific Life building? If so they are really nice High def photo's and I'm liking the progress being made on the building. Hopefully they can get the steel structure up before Fall. Can't wait to see the final building when it's all completed. It will truly be a amazing site to see. That Hilton hotel though is sure taking there sweet time. lol

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Update:

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Postby guy4omaha » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:02 pm

More steel going further up today. My rotten cell phone though didn't do a photo justice.
My son got a 27 on his ACT. No this score is not as high as what Jeff's son achieved. But one has to remember the paternal gene-pool my son has to overcome. On a PGPAB [Paternal Gene-Pool Adjusted Basis], my son's score is a 37 and Jeff's son's PGPAB ACT score is 19.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:42 pm

guy4omaha wrote:More steel going further up today. My rotten cell phone though didn't do a photo justice.

Yes, third floor steel going up at HDR.
Second story wood almost done at the Garden Inn.
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Postby guy4omaha » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:08 pm

Looks like the rest of the "Big" crane has been brought in for assembly today.
My son got a 27 on his ACT. No this score is not as high as what Jeff's son achieved. But one has to remember the paternal gene-pool my son has to overcome. On a PGPAB [Paternal Gene-Pool Adjusted Basis], my son's score is a 37 and Jeff's son's PGPAB ACT score is 19.

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Postby guy4omaha » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:34 pm

I was able to spruce the photo up a bit. Beams rising 4 floors high on left. Tower crane laying in yard on right.
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My son got a 27 on his ACT. No this score is not as high as what Jeff's son achieved. But one has to remember the paternal gene-pool my son has to overcome. On a PGPAB [Paternal Gene-Pool Adjusted Basis], my son's score is a 37 and Jeff's son's PGPAB ACT score is 19.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Thanks for the update, sill no movement on that tower crane.
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Postby RockHarbor » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:17 am

Looking good. Driving by Aksarben Village,, I always peek over to see the progress. That whole area just keeps getting better & better.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:26 pm

The cab for the tower crane arrived today so maybe the crane will be going up soon.

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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:37 pm

You can really see the angles taking shape on the north west corner.
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Postby Linkin5 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:52 pm

Whoa nice find!

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Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Seeing that model helps a lot. This building will have quite the presence. It is amazing to see the whole area really come together in just the past two or three years.

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Postby OmahaOmaha » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm

It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed.

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OmahaOmaha wrote:It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed.

Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed.

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OmahaOmaha wrote:It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed.

Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed.


Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from HDR? Just asking because there has been mostly complaints about our architecture lately and I'm trying to understand what's so wrong with it.

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Busguy2010 wrote:
ryan311 wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed.

Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed.


Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from HDR? Just asking because there has been mostly complaints about our architecture lately and I'm trying to understand what's so wrong with it.

It's a boring glass box with a chunk cut out from the corner. Not even a unique angle on the roof or an artistic outshoot like the top of pinnacle bank headquarters. Just very "meh". It's on par with the Think building, which doesn't make sense given HDR needs to show off a little bit of their architectural design to potential customers.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:23 pm

Make no mistake, I'm grateful HDR decided to stay and build their new corporate headquarters in Omaha..

From a project standpoint.. I couldn't be less impressed, excited, interested..

And underwhelmed...

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:Make no mistake, I'm grateful HDR decided to stay and build their new corporate headquarters in Omaha..

From a project standpoint.. I couldn't be less impressed, excited, interested..

And underwhelmed...

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Agreed. I guess if anything that triangular carve out is the one thing setting it apart from any generic office building along W Dodge.
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Postby GetUrban » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:44 pm

There might be some truth to what the 80's group The Motels said in one of their songs...."If he likes me, he must not be good enough." In other words, the design is so darn sophisticated, that nobody else get's it. They need to tell people why it's so great.
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buildomaha wrote:
Busguy2010 wrote:
ryan311 wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:It looks like they took a 1960's design, but to try to make it look different, they took a wedge out of the bottom corner. I'm not impressed.

Completely agree with this opinion. Not impressed.


Don't take this the wrong way, but what is a good design and what would you expect here, specifically from HDR? Just asking because there has been mostly complaints about our architecture lately and I'm trying to understand what's so wrong with it.

It's a boring glass box with a chunk cut out from the corner. Not even a unique angle on the roof or an artistic outshoot like the top of pinnacle bank headquarters. Just very "meh". It's on par with the Think building, which doesn't make sense given HDR needs to show off a little bit of their architectural design to potential customers.


For the one thousanth time, no they don't. You all have seemingly missed my other comments - the VAST majority (80 percent or more) of their work is engineering related - which means budget conscious clients. Something crazy architecturally would cost more money and likely turn off their engineering clients. Also, why? What is your reasoning for them needing to "show off" to their customers when they have an entire portfolio to do that? Nobody is booking you on the success of one building - and let alone - that building be your own. They are also very aware that the building needs to fit the area - this building fits in Aksarben very well.

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Postby Choleric » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Looks like they set up a webcam on top of genesis to monitor progress

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Postby Brad » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Working on the tower crane today!

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:06 pm

They were moving pieces of the tower crane around on Friday too. I was thinking that they were going to assemble it then. It seems like they are taking forever to get this up.

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Postby Brad » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:57 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:They were moving pieces of the tower crane around on Friday too. I was thinking that they were going to assemble it then. It seems like they are taking forever to get this up.


I went down 72nd Street and it was not up tonight.
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Postby GetUrban » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:21 am

They're most likely waiting to set up the tower crane until the crane they've been using doesn't reach high enough. Simple as that. Also, tower cranes can be up to 250' tall without secondary support back to another structure.

It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
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Postby buildomaha » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:37 pm

GetUrban wrote:It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.

Completely accurate, I couldn't care less about a tower cran...

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buildomaha wrote:
GetUrban wrote:It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.

Completely accurate, I couldn't care less about a tower cran...


People aren't excited about the crane as a structure, they are excited what it does.

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Postby Brad » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:00 pm

GetUrban wrote:It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.


I don't care about the crane more than the building. To me its one of the milestones on major projects.

1. Announcement/Renderings
2. Work Begins
3. Crane goes up
4. Building is topped out
5. Grand Opening
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Postby GetUrban » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:50 pm

Linkin5 wrote:
buildomaha wrote:
GetUrban wrote:It's funny how people on this site seem to get more excited about cranes than the permanent buildings themselves.

Completely accurate, I couldn't care less about a tower cran...


People aren't excited about the crane as a structure, they are excited what it does.


Tower cranes are a highly visible indicator, from a long distance, that something significant is getting built... I'll give you that. :yes:
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