FNB Construction Photos - 2002

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FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby GetUrban » Thu May 05, 2016 12:51 pm

Here are some photos I took during a construction tour of the FNB tower back in 2002. The last one is from a later date when I got to go to the offices on the top floor.
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He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby Taco » Thu May 05, 2016 1:50 pm

Awesome photos! What struck me most is how much of a wasteland everything north of 480 used to be. It's easy to forget...

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby daveoma » Thu May 05, 2016 9:20 pm

Great photos! Thanks for posting!

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 06, 2016 9:59 am

Amazing photos...thanks for posting. As I have mentioned before, if anyone is mad at the pace of development of north downtown, take a look at these photos and you can see how much of a wasteland that area was in the 90's. Asarco was still present as well.

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:01 am

It will be great to compare this picture to one taken in 1-2 years once the Shamrock project is complete.

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby GetUrban » Fri May 06, 2016 12:57 pm

Most of Asarco was already gone by then. I'm not sure if the stuff to the north was theirs too. It might have been part of the old Omaha Dock that was south of the Aaron Ferrer scap metal yard along the river, where Gallup built.
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It is pretty amazing how much the area has been transformed. Still a ways to go, but the most difficult work is done.
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat May 07, 2016 12:21 am

Awesome, AWESOME photos GetUrban. They were a treat and a definite trip down memory lane..

Thanks for sharing :thumb: ...

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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby Brad » Thu May 12, 2016 11:27 pm

I awesome! I wish this building wasn't built during my decade long photography hiatus....
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Re: FNB Construction Photos - 2002

Postby RockHarbor » Thu May 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Wow! Great to see those -- including the "blank slate" of North Downtown. I was living in Southern California when the new skyscraper was announced, but was living in Denver by the time it was being erected. I came back to Omaha for Christmas in 2001(ish), and saw the skeleton, I remember. Omaha's changed a lot since then. I can remember driving from Denver to Omaha back then, and Omaha just felt more stagnant, or behind Denver, or old-looking, or something, back then. Now, it feels like a "little Denver" to me -- just as sharp & progressive & trendy. I'm so pleased with the changes in Omaha.
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.


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