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Changes to Conagra's Campus

Postby Brad » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:11 am

Keep you bickering about the "Suburban Style Campus" on one of the other 10,000 threads that talk about it.

Changes to Conagra's Campus

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JOE RUFF WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:The sweeping marketing and advertising campaign, which includes a new logo and design changes at the company’s Omaha campus, was unveiled Monday afternoon in a presentation to ConAgra employees.


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JOE RUFF WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:What: Adding a public fountain at the entrance in the shape of the company’s new logo. The fountain will have jets of water of varying heights that can be lighted at night. Dozens of flags with brand names and colors will be installed on the drive leading to the headquarters, and the company later will add a statue commemorting Chef Boyardee founder Hector Bioardi.

When: The fountain work has begun. It will be completed in September, when the flags will go up. Some of the flags will replace more than two dozen American flags, which will be placed in a public area of ConAgra’s campus.
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Re: Changes to Conagra's Campus

Postby Big E » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:19 am

Brad wrote:Keep you bickering about the "Suburban Style Campus" on one of the other 10,000 threads that talk about it.


Is it OK if I point out the oxymoron that is "suburban style"?  :;):
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Postby justnick » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:30 am

I like Fountains.

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Postby j4nu » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:35 am

Definitely an improvement over what is there now.  I like the fountain and the integration of the statues of some of their recognized brand individuals like the Chef.

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Postby thenewguy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:55 am

suburban or not, i am digging the spoon in a bowl fountain.  It's good to have unique sculptures/fountains like that.
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Postby Stargazer » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:59 am

I noticed the suburban chain link fence the other day.

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Postby DTO Luv » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:01 pm

Fugly I say. Is it just me or does it look like there's some kind of wall being put on in the new rendering?
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Postby justnick » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:02 pm

DTO Luv wrote:Fugly I say. Is it just me or does it look like there's some kind of wall being put on in the new rendering?


It's just you.

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Postby Big E » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:39 pm

The park could use some major unfuglifying by bringing in some Claes Oldenburg-esque art:

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Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:40 pm

wow you just beat me to it

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Postby Big E » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:40 pm

Holy |expletive|.  How awesome are we to post that at the same time?
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:24 pm

This is definitely a great improvement to that corner plaza, which was/is rather big and desolate. More fountains/sculptures Downtown is almost always a good thing.
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Postby RegisResident » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:35 pm

I think it will definitely improve the corner... every day I either drive, walk, or bike past it and it is pretty boring right now.

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Postby windsor » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:45 pm

I agree with the previous two posters.  That will enhance what is currently a plain corner  the view from the corner is nice when you look down the row of trees and flags, but the actual corner needs a spruce up.

It will be interesting to see the brand flags go up, although I hope they keep the USA flags for holidays and such.
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Postby Guest22 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:28 am

Does anyone know why Conagra put a fence up at their main entrance that now shows a rendering with a fountain on it? Are they going to redo it soon?

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Re: Conagra Park

Postby Admin » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:41 am

Guest22 wrote:Does anyone know why Conagra put a fence up at their main entrance that now shows a rendering with a fountain on it? Are they going to redo it soon?


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Postby justnick » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:46 am

Have they killed the new fountain project on tenth? I saw they took the sign advertisiing it as coming soon down.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:00 pm

I imagine that would be because they're starting construction, considering they said it would be complete in September...
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Postby justnick » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:11 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:I imagine that would be because they're starting construction, considering they said it would be complete in September...


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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:54 pm

Well, I don't know for sure. That's just my guess and my hope.
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Postby annad » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:49 pm

I know a guy that works for ConAgra in Minneapolis, and we talked about this fountain a couple of weeks ago.  At that point, the fountain was definitely still happening, and it's part of their big branding relaunch, so hopefully it's juts a matter of time.

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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:31 pm

Project Canceled!

Apparently the cost of fabricating a 30' spoon was too expensive.
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Postby justnick » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:32 pm

Brad wrote:Project Canceled!

Apparently the cost of fabricating a 30' spoon was too expensive.


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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:20 pm

Wow. Impressive, ConAgra.

You'd think they would have that pretty well all sorted out before they make a HUGE media announcement about this new aesthetic to the Omaha campus.

Well, I hope they still plan to improve the plaza at 10th and Farnam.
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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:39 pm

They could sell part of their gigantic yard, perhaps the part next to the Embassy, to someone who will use it for something other than a tree field. Problem solved.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:56 pm

Having storefronts on the east side of 10th St. would do WONDERS!
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:08 am

A construction fence is going up all around the plaza at 10th and Farnam today, and all of the 90s plaza lights have been removed. Hmmmm.

Do we think they are proceeding with a revamped plaza - sans fountain?

Anybody know details?
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Postby nebport5 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm

A work permit was issued on April 2nd for American Lift and Sign Service at 301 S. 10th St.




perhaps...



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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:39 pm

This would be fantastic. I actually spoke to a ConAgra employee today who had no knowledge of the project ever being canceled in the first place.
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Postby nebport5 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:48 pm

snapped this today...


you can see the area being fenced off is consistent with the above rendering.

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Postby Brad » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:19 am

Apparently they found someone that can fabricate a spoon?
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:44 am

It's just so strange that they got all ready to do this last year, fenced it off, put fancy graphics up on the fence, and then ended up taking the fences down and supposedly "canceling" the project.

Now here we are with a new fence and a building permit.
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Postby nebport5 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:09 pm

Perhaps a construction delay, which as you know can be for any number of reasons.  Hard to imagine why it would've been cancel in the first place with that obnoxious re-branding spoon all over their products and website.


Maybe it was too close to the interstate and it had to be converted into a billboard.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:13 pm

They're removing the brick pavers with a skid-loader today.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed May 05, 2010 1:51 pm

The site is completely graded today.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Work has been picking up recently and a lot of concrete has been poured.
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Postby Seth » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:04 pm

My wife and I went by last weekend and all the pavers were stacked up, but that was about it.  It sounds like it's moving along pretty good now.

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Postby ItsAllAboutMe » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:22 pm

LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :?

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Postby Garrett » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:35 pm

NovakOmaha wrote:
I'm all for shareholder value and all, but this really looks lame.

Compared to their campus? Fits right in to me.  :twisted:
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