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Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby Seth » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:58 pm

Apologies if this has already been posted, or should be in a different topic (feel free to move), but I thought this was an interesting article in the Reader about Brutalist architecture in Omaha. My first love may be Victorian and pre-war 20th-century architecture, but I also see the value in preserving notable examples of other architectural styles, as it's part of our heritage and helps illustrate thinking and styles of times gone by.

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Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby ricko » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:09 am

I'm not an expert, but I always thought the Dale Clark Library and the original Central Park Mall (the original name for the Gene Leahey Mall), before they removed all the concrete, would qualify.

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Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:07 am

The OWH building and Methodist Hospital are good examples too.
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Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby Garrett » Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:52 pm

RNcyanide wrote:The OWH building and Methodist Hospital are good examples too.

Not really. Brutalist architecture is... Well a lot different from those.
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Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:29 pm

Garrett wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:The OWH building and Methodist Hospital are good examples too.

Not really. Brutalist architecture is... Well a lot different from those.


Mmmm... I'll give you back methodist hospital, but I still stand by the OWH building. It's not DC level brutalism, it just takes a more minimal approach. If it were grey concrete instead of Sandy colored whatever, I think it'd fit the description a little more.
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Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:17 pm

Okay fine I consulted emporis on this one and the OWH building is in fact modernism. It still seems like brutalist modernism, but modernism nonetheless.
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