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Old January 9th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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OMAHA | Wall Street Tower | 373ft | 32 fl | On Hold

The Wall Street Tower is a 32 story mixed use high rise that will be built on the site of the former Union Pacific Headquarters bordering 14th Street, Capitol Ave, 15th Street, and Dodge Street. The project includes 35,000 square feet of retail space on the lower levels and 282 condominium units.



Current demolition of the former Union Pacific Headquarters is scheduled to be completed by May.

Demolition as of 1/6/08:
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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Wow, this is great for Omaha. it'll be a nice addition to the skyline.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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that must be one of the most amazing demolitions ever
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #4
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yeah, its a pretty big building.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #5
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That Union Pacific building didn't seem to be such a bad building though. Was there really anything wrong with it, or is it just such a good location?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:08 AM   #6
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BMXican, its pretty amazing seeing them hammer into this building, but it is so amazingly slow. I am hoping the long wait will be worth it in the end.

th0m, the building was in pretty bad shape. It was completely covered in asbestos, the facade was crumbling onto the sidewalk and street below, making a very dangerous situation, and the multiple 70s era additions made it very unappealing to save. I am not saying it couldn't have been done, but I am glad to see that it will be getting a worthy replacement
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #7
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Wow! I'm conflicted. On one hand I'm all for progress, yet on the other hand I feel we're losing lot of these old buildings. Just check out the classy art-deco detail on those upper floors.
I would have to agree just by looking at the size of this building that it would be hard to put to good use these days. Too expensive to modernize the interior for offices, and way too big and alienating to turn it into condos.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #8
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" Way to Go, Omaha! "
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #9
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looks like they are destroying a pretty salvageable and welcome building...but a nice tower, for sure...a bit too wide, but sleek and with a fitting top
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #10
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nice! It will drastically improve the already great skyline! good work Omaha!
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:06 AM   #11
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I would have to agree, if the Union Pacific building was laced with asbestos, and had several additions added, and the costs involved in rehabilitation, it would make more sense to just tear it down. (It's larger than i remember when i was there in 96, but i thought that it was seperate buildings)

In the end, Omaha gets a couple of towers, the office tower looks great, this looks to be a great project...!!
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #12
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Some of the really cool details were torn off in the 70's

Like was said above the building was added on too so many times and the only part really worth saving was the origional building, otherwise unless the could save the face, its probably better in the long run to remove it.

I think they could have saved the face and incorperate it in the th new building. However that would cost money and that is such a tight margin to begin with, I am sure it wasn't an "option".
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #13
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If it makes up for it, the developer of the Wall Street Tower, Townsend Inc, just purchased the historic, 10 story, Brandies Building and plans to convert it into condos, apartments, and retail space.



I was downtown tonight and got to see some of the demolition, the building is basically nothing but the facade. Right now the building is literally 2 beams wide and completely hollow. At night it looked kind of creepy.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #14
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I agree, it's awful to lose such a beautiful building. On the other hand, I'm glad to see Omaha expanding its skyline.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #15
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I agree, it's awful to lose such a beautiful building. On the other hand, I'm glad to see Omaha expanding its skyline.
This building will fit in perfectly in the skyline. The angle of that rendering is the first thing people see when driving into Omaha from Eppley Airfield, so its great to see this angle improve even more.

There is another rumor floating around about the building next door, which is the former Omaha World-Herald building. Hopefully we will be hearing something about that in the near future.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #16
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Great additions. Omaha is a really nice city.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #17
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nice design.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 02:49 AM   #18
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Demolition update from today:
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #19
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Another construction update, the uglier steel addition is starting to come down.

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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #20
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That looks like a pretty neat demo job, would like to see more of the earlier demo of it
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