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Postby Omababe » Thu May 31, 2012 2:26 pm

Hawkeye wrote:Then the monstrosity known as Midlands Mall (now Omni Center) destroyed it forever and ever and ever.


Hey, I used to love Midlands Mall when I lived on that side of the moat! Very convenient and it reminded me very much of Kings Plaza, the first real mall I ever knew.

Then MOTB killed it. :( I hate to see any business fail, but I think it's poetic justice that MOTB is a soon-to-be inductee in the Dead Mall Society.

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Postby Brad » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:32 pm

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ShawJ wrote:Aside from the second picture I can't recognize any of those locations.


Same with me.  I think the last one is the old Post Office
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Interesting Find in DC the other day...  Looks like a larger version of the old Downtown Omaha Post Office.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:39 am

Very nice find.

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Postby Brad » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:54 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Very nice find.


Thanks.  But in a way, it was really sad to see it... Know I really know what we lost here!
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Postby Brad » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:58 pm

kind of a cool optical illusion going on there with the perspective of the floors as they go up.
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:18 pm

Is that the Woodmen?
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:25 pm

Look at the Hotel Fontenelle in the background too.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:27 pm

The Omaha building in the fore...
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Postby guy4omaha » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:53 pm

Brad wrote:kind of a cool optical illusion going on there with the perspective of the floors as they go up.


Looks sorta like a . . . Vortex Tower.
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Postby ShawJ » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:31 am

Found this picture on the twittersphere. First National Center under construction (and Woodmen).

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:18 am

ShawJ wrote:Found this picture on the twittersphere. First National Center under construction (and Woodmen).

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What intersection would that be?
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Postby Brad » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:13 pm

RNcyanide wrote:What intersection would that be?


17th and Dodge.

That tall building left of the Woodman is the Medical Arts building that they imploded for the new First national tower.
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Postby RNcyanide » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:07 pm

Wow. The Medical Arts building is more impressive than I imagined. That is kind of a shame to see it go...
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Postby ShawJ » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:52 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Wow. The Medical Arts building is more impressive than I imagined. That is kind of a shame to see it go...


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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:03 pm

Yep, not like there wasn't another lot to build a tower on downtown so we could have a 600+ foot tower and a historic 200+ footer that would no doubt be condos or apartments right now.  What we got is a gem though, one of the few we didn't tear down for parking or campus construction.

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Postby Garrett » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:46 am

The World Herald has a tumblr filled with old pictures from their archives. Quite the collection.

http://worldherald.tumblr.com/

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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:16 am

Now that is cool!! Tumblr is one of my favorite social media sites now since its so easy to keep archives of pictures updated and the blog format makes it very easy to view.

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Re: Old photos

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:56 am

I just noticed that the OWH is starting to Pinterest some of their photos at http://www.pinterest.com/omahadotcom/old-omaha-photos/
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Cool Find! I don't get on pinterest as often as I should.
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Postby Bosco55David » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:04 pm

Excellent links. Thanks.

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Postby Brad » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:04 am

This photo is Awesome. Early 1950's

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Looking Due East towards the Postal Annex.
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Postby Brad » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:56 am

Old Post Office made a list of "19 More Beautiful Structures That Are Now Lost Forever"

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Postby OmahaOmaha » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:37 pm

Why exactly did they tear down the post office and where was it located? That library looked like a pretty dangerous place.

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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:00 am

OmahaOmaha wrote:Why exactly did they tear down the post office and where was it located?   That library looked like a pretty dangerous place.


16th and Capitol
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Postby Brad » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:18 am

RNcyanide wrote:
OmahaOmaha wrote:Why exactly did they tear down the post office and where was it located?   That library looked like a pretty dangerous place.


16th and Capitol


Between Dodge and Capitol, where the "OId" first national tower is today.

As far as why, I am not sure, it was a bit before my time. According to wikipedia, it was to costly to maintain... Sad!
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Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:01 pm

That whole Wikipedia entry is just sad. Not even 25 years after being completed they were scheming to raze it.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:51 pm

Found these images of 16th and Farnam:

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Durham Curator ‏@DurhamCurator wrote:Earliest known aerial photograph of #Omaha, March 14, 1919.
Surprisingly good detail!
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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:43 pm

AMAZING SHOT:

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Zoom in and the detail is astonishing.

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Postby Brad » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:55 pm

iamjacobm wrote:AMAZING SHOT:

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Zoom in and the detail is astonishing.


Awesome! Where is it? I am guessing about 18th Street looking north from Pacific???
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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:34 pm

I was thinking 17th and Leavenworth.

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Postby Brad » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:41 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I was thinking 17th and Leavenworth.


Good call!

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More old restaurants & stuff

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Postby Joe_Sovereign » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:08 pm

Hawkeye wrote:Then the monstrosity known as Midlands Mall (now Omni Center) destroyed it forever and ever and ever.
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I had forgot the Mall had rooftop parking for employees and an attached Office Building. If you built this today and surrounded it with reverse back in angled street parking (because that is the cool way to park). Faced the stores out toward the street and integrated it into the existing pedestrian traffic. Put ground level retail in the parking garage and added a couple hundred apartments this would actually be considered a innovative mixed use urban development.

As long as you don't Bulldoze blocks of existing businesses to build it as they did for this.

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Postby Omababe » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:28 am

I actually liked Midlands Mall and shopped there quite frequently when I lived over on the Iowegia side. :)

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Postby Greg S » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:35 am

I actually really liked shopping at Midlands Mall back in the day.

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Postby Brad » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:27 am

Check out this from the OWH!

Construction: Landmark Center, ConAgra, Heartland of America Park
Signs: Northwestern Bell on the OWH Building and ConAgra sign on the Central Park Plaza North Tower.
Missing: First National Tower
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:44 am

My guess is that is from 1989 or 1990 since the Landmark building was completed in 1990.


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