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Postby Tornado » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 pm

:D  :D  :D  Awesome!!!!!!!!!

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Postby OmahaChef » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:21 pm

I echo wags sentiments posted above.  Yay!  Woohoo!  Funny, from the parking lot of the former inPlay, I was able to watch the construction of tower one.  Now, from the same vantage point, the new stadium blocks the view.  How things have changed on that side of town.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:42 am

Piles are being driven today!

...And I may be developing a headache... :)
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Postby DTO Luv » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:08 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:Piles are being driven today!

...And I may be developing a headache... :)


From the pile driving? :;):
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Postby MTO » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:38 pm

Jesus christ this site is going gang busters.
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Postby OmahaChef » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:03 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:Piles are being driven today!

...And I may be developing a headache... :)


My favorite part of construction.......BANG...BANG...BANG...BANG...BANG...BANG...BANG...
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Postby MTO » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:17 am

Funny my neighbors complain about the same thing.
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Postby OmahaChef » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:58 pm

MTO wrote:Funny my neighbors complain about the same thing.


:lol:   :lol:
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Postby windsor » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:07 pm

I am so happy in this economic climate to see this building moving forward.  I can't wait until it starts to go vertical.
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Postby thenewguy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:07 pm

Second tower ready to rise on riverfront

Riverfront Place developer Ross Robb often hears a nervous reaction when he tells people that the project’s second condo tower is moving forward despite the recession.

Robb finds that reaction backward.

“We feel better than we did at the same stage of phase one,” he said.

When Riverfront Place holds its ceremonial groundbreaking for its second condo tower this morning, it will be a testament to the 15-story, $29.1 million project’s strength and the developers’ persistence in carrying out an ambitious development plan.

At a time when other developments can’t get funding, Riverfront Place has worked through its lender’s tougher oversight to obtain the loan it needs to carry out the project. Although the second tower has taken years to reach this point, developers say condo buyers are staying committed and continue to come on board.

“We always had a pretty understated confidence about ‘It was going to happen,’” said Robb, part of a team of out-of-town developers.

David Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, said the Riverfront Place developers have overcome concerns about the local economy, the housing market and the lending climate to make their project happen.

Brown said the project is important for its effect on construction jobs and the statement it makes about consumer confidence.

“How many other places in the country are announcing a $30 million condo project today?” he asked. “There are so many reasons communities aren’t doing it.”

Robb said not every development can meet the standards necessary to pull off a project these days. The projects that will happen, he said, must have a great location and be well-capitalized.

“A-plus real estate is always A-plus real estate in good times and in bad times,” Robb said.

Riverfront Place has been in the works since 2003, when then-Mayor Mike Fahey chose the project and its urban neighborhood concept to redevelop six acres of city land fronting the Missouri River. The first tower, at 12 stories, opened in 2006.


http://omaha.com/article/20091030/MONEY/710309947

In the fish-wrap edition, they had the sweet rendering of both towers with the bridge and skyline in the back ground.
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Postby barattataxicab » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:01 am

I'm just glad the economic climate in Omaha in doing well enough and hope they will have more like this. I do wish one day Cummings to Abott-Eppley would be construction free though. It's only a dream.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:27 pm

Several sections of the tower crane have arrived on site.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:11 am

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:Several sections of the tower crane have arrived on site.


This was shot the day before you posted that.  Looks like site prep for the tower crane.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:50 pm

Great shot, Tuna. Thanks!
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Lower level parking garage walls and columns:

Views from the 7th floor:

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Views from the rooftop:

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Postby the1wags » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:16 pm

Very cool! It will be fun to watch this one go up as well. :)

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Postby the1wags » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:47 pm

I noticed today driving back in from the airport that the tower crane is up for Riverfront Place 2.  :D

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Postby thenewguy » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:50 pm

the1wags wrote:I noticed today driving back in from the airport that the tower crane is up for Riverfront Place 2.  :D


you beat me to it!  it has red lights on the crane (not the traditional red, they're big and square) and looks cool at night.  With it in place you can kind of get a feel for how #2 will look behind the bridge.  I know people don't like the chains, but a Joe's Crabshack would be awesome at the bottom of it.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:35 pm

thenewguy wrote:it has red lights on the crane


Those lights spell out the crane company.  I'm a bit slow on pics, but can post some from the top of Gallup next week.

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Postby Brad » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:27 pm

Few Quick Shots from Tonight:
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3. At least 3 more sections on the ground.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:55 pm

Here are a few photos of the crane from yesterday.

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Postby Brad » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:59 pm

Nice, better than my photos from the street.
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Postby Tornado » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:22 pm

Thanks for all the pics guys! I was excited when Streets said they would be using a tower crane this time around and I have to say it looks awesome.  Having the Ameritrade stadium cranes and Riverfront cranes operating at the same time to me kind of represents stability and economic growth for all those coming into the city from the airport, especially in these economic times.

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Postby Brad » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Tornado wrote:Thanks for all the pics guys! I was excited when Streets said they would be using a tower crane this time around and I have to say it looks awesome.  Having the Ameritrade stadium cranes and Riverfront cranes operating at the same time to me kind of represents stability and economic growth for all those coming into the city from the airport, especially in these economic times.


I think most of the ballpark cranes are gone already.  Steel erection is just about complete.

I also believe the Boyd Jones crane was moved from the Airport Garage to Riverfront Place.  I seem to remember that sign up there.
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Postby windsor » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:47 pm

Thanks for the fantastic photos Streets of Omaha and Brad.  Its cool to see the progress already.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:47 pm

The crane has reached its full height.

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Postby S33 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:41 pm

almighty_tuna wrote:The crane has reached its full height.


That's what she said...

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Postby thenewguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:31 pm

any progress worth updating, streets?
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm

Things are moving right along. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera at work this week.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:59 pm

The second floor of the parking garage is being poured, which is starting to enclose the first level.

Here's a picture I grabbed after a lot of the fog had cleared today.

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Postby windsor » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:12 pm

It won't be long until that building is going vertical.  Thanks for sharing your view with us.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:12 pm

Progress update shots:

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Postby windsor » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:56 pm

I bet the workers enjoyed the weather today.  I appreciate the update.
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Postby nativeomahan » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:34 pm

Cool photos.  Really, really "cool".  lol

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:58 pm

Construction update from today. Nearing completion of the second floor.

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Postby windsor » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:44 pm

Wow, second floor already.  With the ground work done over winter, this project will fly this summer when it warms up.
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Postby nativeomahan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:11 pm

I can't wait to see fresh pictures of this construction site...when there is no longer snow on the ground!

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Postby thenewguy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:28 pm

so the have the garage done, and look like they are working on the first floor.  at what pace are they expecting to get it done?  1 floor a week?  1 floor in 2 weeks?  We're looking at 15-30 weeks, optimistically.
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Postby Brad » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:35 pm

Couple from tonight.

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Postby Stargazer » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:34 am

I wonder what the possibility would be of Riverfront Partners stepping in for Townsend at the UP property.  They have done such a remarkable job with Riverfront Place.


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