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Re: Old photos

Postby nebugeater » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:38 am

Brad wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
Brad wrote:Just found this in the archives at work. Demolition of the old UP Shops is just about complete and grading for the convention center portion of the CentruyLink Center is underway which leads me to believe this was taken in the Spring of 2001. Looking South East. Photographer Unknown.

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Nice

DO you have an arial that gives something close to the same perspective recently? Would be nice to see side by side.... or above / below I guess ;)


Like this?

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Nope, needs to be a bit more to the right! :;):

Seriously though that is a great photo to compare. Pretty amazing transformation in that time isn't it.
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Re: Old photos

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:01 am

Sure is. Hard to believe they started building the clink 16 years go already.... Seems like just a couple years ago.
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Re: Old photos

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:59 am

Love that comparison photo.

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Re: Old photos

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Didn't know how to get this all into one picture, but here is a panoramic photo from the 1910's. The amount of density where the Gene Leahy Mall is now is unbelievable. Wish we still had that. Here is the link showing the full picture:

http://content.omaha.com/media/maps/ps/ ... ornado.pdf

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Re: Old photos

Postby GetUrban » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 pm

Here's one showing the density that once existed where GLM is now....
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You can see the Specht building if you look closely just to the east of the large building with the upper two floors that are white (former Campbell's Soup building where Holland is now) Notice the Alvine building at 11th & Douglas had 4 floors before a fire. I believe the photo was taken from the old Woodmen of the World building.

And one showing how much it had thinned out right before it was cleared for GLM....
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He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.


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