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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:59 pm
by GetUrban
Garrett wrote:
TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Jeez. It's like they said "find the highest concentration of old warehouses and that's where we'll locate our headquarters."

Part of me wants a developer to hire someone who designs period sets in Hollywood or for Disney theme parks and have them recreate these buildings where they used to stand.

It wouldn't be too hard to rebuild them since there is clearly a surplus of photos. A lot of historical sites in Europe had to be rebuilt after the world wars.


Plus pdfs of most of the original JC building drawings are available here....

https://landmark.cityofomaha.org/collections/microfilm-drawings

It would be cool to create 3D models of the whole area and then do a VR walk-fly-through.

The area was even more impressive before the Nash Block Twin (McKesson Robbins (greenhouse bldg)) was demolished to make way for the extension of GLM. Plus some other buildings were lost along the way too, not just from ConAgra's CEO, Mike Harper. The Canyon went all the way from Leavenworth to Capital Ave, basically....with a few interruptions.

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:34 pm
by GetUrban
Here are a couple of older photos, probably from the 30's or 40's, and another one after the Woodmen was built. It shows how much the density downtown has decreased, even though we gained some height in a few places.

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You can see the remaining Nash Block (Mckesson Robbins or Greenhouse) and its twin just to the left of center.


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After the Woodmen and I-480, ...before GLM.

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:40 pm
by skinzfan23
Wow, those pictures never get old!

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:55 pm
by Joe_Sovereign
What kills me is you could have built the lake and kept all the buildings. Imaging 8th street with Jobbers Canyon Warehouse district on one side and Heartland of America Park on the other.

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Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:02 pm
by GetUrban
Plus, they could have still fit-in the low-rise ConAgra buildings in the leftover space around the lake.

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm
by Joe_Sovereign
GetUrban wrote:Plus, they could have still fit-in the low-rise ConAgra buildings in the leftover space around the lake.


The could have cleared everything south of Howard St. for Con Agra to build a Campus and left 8 full blocks of Jobbers Canyon in place.