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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #21
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why not implode it?

This is cool, Omaha is growing in population and in hight.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #22
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why not implode it?

This is cool, Omaha is growing in population and in hight.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #23
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That looks like a pretty neat demo job, would like to see more of the earlier demo of it
This demolition has been a very long process. After the asbestos was removed and the inside was gutted, noticeable demolition began in April of last year with the weird addition on the backside of the building.

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Old January 24th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #24
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Some good news in the Omaha World Herald yesterday:

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Troy Strawhecker, lead developer of the project for Townsend Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., said that Anderson was "doing a great job" and that he expected the building to be down around the end of February, depending on the weather.

Heavy rains in August and September and snow and arctic cold in December and January have already delayed demolition work a bit, Strawhecker said.

He said he expected the demolition work to be finished well ahead of Townsend's May deadline, set in its agreement with the city.
And of course, the demolition photos




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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #25
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The old building looks better imo. I'm quite bored with those plain, glassy stuffs.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 08:51 AM   #26
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Sorry I haven't had much time for updates on this. Demolition continues to move at a snails pace, but the building continues to look smaller every day. It should be down by the end of April or early May.

The new offsite model is now open.

An interesting development with this tower is that the developers, Townsend Inc, is now looking into adding a full service hotel to the plans.

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As the model and sales office for the planned WallStreet Tower Omaha opens this week, the project's developers also are working to locate a limited-service, luxury hotel on several floors of the 32-story tower, a company executive said.

Because a hotel was not part of the developer's original plans, it would reduce the number of the planned 265 residential condominiums, said Jason Townsend, president and principal of Townsend Inc., the Overland Park, Kan., developer of the planned tower at 14th and Dodge Streets.

He said that the company had accepted reservations on "a number of floors" for a possible limited-service hotel but that he would not know how many condos the hotel would replace until contracts were finalized.

Each floor has 10 units, except for the penthouse floors, he said.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:36 AM   #27
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That is one awesome demo, my friend.

How are them Cornhuskers doin'?
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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:49 AM   #28
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That is one awesome demo, my friend.

How are them Cornhuskers doin'?
It is pretty awesome to see, but it is painfully slow. I just want the damn thing to fall down already!

And can't help you on the Huskers, I am not a fan to put it nicely...
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Old April 17th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #29
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And then there were four...



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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:24 AM   #30
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seriously, imploding it would have been so much faster.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #31
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seriously, imploding it would have been so much faster.
Preaching to the choir my friend. I am about ready to get down there with a sludge hammer and do it myself. This is taking WAAAY to long.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #32
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seriously, imploding it would have been so much faster.
They may have been concerned about all of the asbestos dust that would have been distributed in the air.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #33
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So close...
From Wednesday 4/23:
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Old April 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #34
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In some countries, with the time that they're spending to tear this thing down, they would've already built a new one.

but seriously, this is just about the neatest demo that I have even seen. Kudos to the demolition team.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:43 AM   #35
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Portions are now on the ground!

Here is an update from today, 2/27:
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Old April 28th, 2008, 05:35 AM   #36
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About how many truckloads of debris were needed to take everything out... any estimates?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #37
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About how many truckloads of debris were needed to take everything out... any estimates?
That would be an extremely interesting number. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to that.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #38
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Is it done yet? Will they make the deadline?

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Old April 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #39
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Two more photos from this weekend:


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Old April 30th, 2008, 06:37 AM   #40
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I see this kinda demolition work for the first time in SSC.
good job!
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