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HDR Hq details

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:07 am

I was talking to my friend whose dad works for HDR about the new hq. He said his dad had some sketches he was working on that he looked at after his dad went to bed. He claimed that one looked like the tallest building in Des Moines. The other one was about 300' to the roof and with an antenna. Not sure if this is a lie or not so I posted it in rumors.
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby MTO » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:25 pm

Keep in mind you should be very careful to not get anyone in trouble try being more vague if you have a lagitimate resource.
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:40 pm

:shock: whoops! Thanks for warning me lol
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby Linkin5 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:29 pm

Don't listen to MTO, tell all! Just kiddin' :-)

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby GetUrban » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:30 pm

Next time, tell him to get pictures!
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby S33 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:17 pm

I found the sketch

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby jessep28 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:50 pm

Will the one with an antenna basically be a taller version of this?

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:31 pm

S33 wrote:I found the sketch

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S33, I'm impressed! You're coloring within your own lines now! :D
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby Louie » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:22 pm

jessep28 wrote:Will the one with an antenna basically be a taller version of this?

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All four sides will look like this one though. 300ft, zero windows.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby Hawkeye » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:38 pm

What if it resembled the 8500 Tower in Bloomington, MN? Not exact duplicate....but would this design at least break up the flat-topped monotony that currently dominates DTO?

It sorta resembles Principal Tower....kinda. :? What?! They're both pointy. 8)

For the record, 8500 Normandale Tower is 24 stories and 381 feet.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby GetUrban » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:59 pm

I'm hoping for something more like this...
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Dock lands tower by Morphosis (Thomas Mayne)

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby mr. omaha » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:49 pm

Those remind me of the Koopa Towers from the Super Mario Bros. movie...

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby Linkin5 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:54 pm

GetUrban wrote:I'm hoping for something more like this...
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Dock lands tower by Morphosis (Thomas Mayne)

http://morphosis.com/architecture


The left tower is terrifying, it looks like a silo with floors built outside of it.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby GetUrban » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:25 pm

I admit it is a bit strange. Probably a bit too outside of the box for Omaha or HDR. I would expect to see something nore like their other recent work that has been posted in the other HDR HQ thread. They seem to be putting their own twist on mid-century modern-like stuff lately rather than deconstructivist / experimental work like Morphosis.
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby RNcyanide » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:09 pm

You mean that steaming pile of schit is a real thing that's going to happen? I thought that was a joke. :shock:
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby mr. omaha » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:57 pm

Hawkeye wrote:What if it resembled the 8500 Tower in Bloomington, MN? Not exact duplicate....but would this design at least break up the flat-topped monotony that currently dominates DTO?

It sorta resembles Principal Tower....kinda. :? What?! They're both pointy. 8)

For the record, 8500 Normandale Tower is 24 stories and 381 feet.

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This building looks almost identical to one I had in a fantasy rendering I made of Omaha about a decade ago:

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby Coyote » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:04 pm

There are too many what ifs in there Mr. omaha! Man, could you just imagine...
Thanks for that memory of a projection...
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby mr. omaha » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:06 pm

I was at Piccolo's for lunch today (so was Warren Buffett BTW...) and I sat right next to two guys (at least one was from HDR) who were discussing the HQ building. I clearly overheard them say the following things:

"20 to 25 stories" on top of "a couple levels of parking"

"The box on top of the parking levels"

"The leased portion of the parking"

"Leased retail bays"

Also, I clearly heard them say they have some renderings completed and "it looks really neat" and "it's a great design"

.....If you don't believe me ask B Money.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:08 pm

mr. omaha wrote:I was at Piccolo's for lunch today (so was Warren Buffett BTW...) and I sat right next to two guys (at least one was from HDR) who were discussing the HQ building. I clearly overheard them say the following things:

"20 to 25 stories" on top of "a couple levels of parking"

"The box on top of the parking levels"

"The leased portion of the parking"

"Leased retail bays"

Also, I clearly heard them say they have some renderings completed and "it looks really neat" and "it's a great design"

.....If you don't believe me ask B Money.


The last table side rumor didn't go so well! http://www.eomahaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9962

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby mr. omaha » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:24 pm

I'm certain Warren will vouch for me.... Maybe.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby GetUrban » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:03 pm

Well we know it's going to happen....just a matter of how tall and if it will have retail space.... and a few other details. :D Interesting.

Did you overhear Warren saying anything about buying ConAgra?
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby mr. omaha » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:30 pm

GetUrban wrote:Well we know it's going to happen....just a matter of how tall and if it will have retail space.... and a few other details. :D Interesting.

Did you overhear Warren saying anything about buying ConAgra?


I wasn't close enough to hear anything WB was saying, just the HDR table (I mentioned him vouching for me in jest). Besides, it looked like he wasn't talking much... He was busy enjoying what appeared to be a delicious looking root beer float.

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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:33 pm

mr. omaha wrote:I was at Piccolo's for lunch today (so was Warren Buffett BTW...) and I sat right next to two guys (at least one was from HDR) who were discussing the HQ building. I clearly overheard them say the following things:

"20 to 25 stories" on top of "a couple levels of parking"

"The box on top of the parking levels"

"The leased portion of the parking"

"Leased retail bays"

Also, I clearly heard them say they have some renderings completed and "it looks really neat" and "it's a great design"

.....If you don't believe me ask B Money.


Maybe the box means a lobby area, as for it being 20+ stories lets look over some things...

-HDR is a globally renowned architecture group. It wouldn't surprise me if they built a very nice looking tower to impress clients as an HQ.

-They outgrew their already large office complex and most likely want to expand enough so they won't have to add on for awhile.

-If they made the garage on the bottom of the building it would be a fairly sizable garage.

-They may make a large room on top or antenna to claim the spot as Omaha's second tallest building. Architects have some of the biggest egos ever.

All in all wouldn't surprise me if it was even more than 25 stories.
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby MTO » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:58 am

This HDR rumor and HDR official thread duplicity is getting annoying.
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby GetUrban » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:37 pm

Yeah...I love the organization of this forum, but sometimes it can become a bit too compartmentalized. The other HDR thread is mostly "rumors" too!
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Re: HDR Hq details

Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:42 pm

Maybe the threads should just be merged.

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HDR Proposed Downtown Office

Postby Guest » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:10 pm

Rumor circulating that OPA withdrew their plans for Spechtsite because HDR is about to pull the plug on their HQ over insufficient parking. Heard from 2 sources I will not name. I am a regular poster but do not want to be associated with this, which is why I'm going this route.

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Re: HDR

Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:19 pm

How can there be insufficient parking? They're building a 7 story parking garage.

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Re: HDR

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Well I am sure they will announce that soon if true. The clock is ticking on their lease and they will have to go out and find a new site, close on that, redesign, reengineer go through any city processes ect.

EDIT: Gotta wonder if the MTC site is still in play...

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Re: HDR

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The reaction on here would be priceless if true.
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Re: HDR

Postby PotatoeEatsFish » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Maybe they saw people's reactions to the design on here :lol:
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Re: HDR

Postby Trips » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:57 pm

Why not flip the building so it faces Capital St? They then could connect their garage to a joint garage with OPA across the street.

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Re: HDR

Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:39 pm

Trips wrote:Why not flip the building so it faces Capital St? They then could connect their garage to a joint garage with OPA across the street.

They want retail along Capitol, but don't want it in their own building.
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Re: HDR

Postby iamjacobm » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:08 pm

That would take natural light out of the bottom half of the building too.

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Re: HDR

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:23 pm

They'll move it to the spot where M's pub once was, tearing down the shell to replace it with a 9 story building.


Edit: Made of aqua green glass.
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Re: HDR

Postby jessep28 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:55 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:They'll move it to the spot where M's pub once was, tearing down the shell to replace it with a 9 story building.


Edit: Made of aqua green glass.


Including or excluding the roof and basement?
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Re: HDR

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:16 pm

I think when all is said and done, we'll have a 5 story low rise HQ building, but it will fit in perfectly with the architectural mosaic of the Old Market.............

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Re: HDR

Postby Green » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:44 pm

I heard the same rumor about parking and I thought the person was crazy. How could a firm like HDR not understand parking needs and incorporate that into a design?

Maybe the HDR building was just a ruse to get the Historic Buildings next to the Holland Center. Now that that has fallen through there is no reason to continue the fake headquarters story.

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Re: HDR

Postby RNcyanide » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:47 pm

Green wrote:I heard the same rumor about parking and I thought the person was crazy. How could a firm like HDR not understand parking needs and incorporate that into a design?

Maybe the HDR building was just a ruse to get the Historic Buildings next to the Holland Center. Now that that has fallen through there is no reason to continue the fake headquarters story.


Considering they have already submitted elevations along with their TIF request and their lease is running out in their current digs, this would be one heck of an elaborate ruse. I think they did what they did with their parking because it was cheap and they weren't made to integrate the parking into the base of the building. If a city starting forcing businesses and developers to do that, no one would build downtown because it would cost too much in construction.
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Re: HDR

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:04 pm

jessep28 wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:They'll move it to the spot where M's pub once was, tearing down the shell to replace it with a 9 story building.


Edit: Made of aqua green glass.


Including or excluding the roof and basement?


Both, using a portal to a parallel universe.

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