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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 8 5.23%
9.5 1 0.65%
9 4 2.61%
8.5 1 0.65%
8 13 8.50%
7.5 17 11.11%
7 29 18.95%
6.5 25 16.34%
6 17 11.11%
5.5 5 3.27%
5 8 5.23%
4.5 2 1.31%
4 8 5.23%
3.5 2 1.31%
Below 3.5 13 8.50%
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Old October 4th, 2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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Omaha - USA

Omaha

Population : (2000) 399,762

Omaha is the largest city in the State of Nebraska, United States. It is the county seat of Douglas County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 390,007. According to the 2006 census estimate, Omaha's population rose to 427,872, which includes an extra population count of approximately 8,300 people by annexing the smaller city of Elkhorn. Located on the eastern edge of Nebraska, it is on the Missouri River, about 20 miles (30 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. Council Bluffs, Iowa lies directly across the Missouri River from Omaha. The city and its suburbs formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2000, with an estimated population of 822,549 (2006) residing in eight counties or about 1.2 million within a 50 mile (80 km) radius.

The city grew up on the Missouri Riverfront, with the first settlement extending from the Lone Tree Ferry crossing from Kanesville, Iowa in the early 1850s. The beginning of the city included the vigilante Omaha Claim Club, as well as the leadership of early leaders of the Nebraska Territory, of which Omaha was the capital until 1867. At the turn of the century Omaha was known as a "wide-open" city, meaning that anything went, particularly under the administration of Mayor "Cowboy Jim" Dahlman and political boss Tom Dennison from the late 1900s through the 1920s. After the lynching of Willy Brown in 1919, the city experienced a great deal of racial tension, leading to the birth of a strong civil rights movement. Omaha earned its nickname, the "Gateway City of the West", because of its central location as a transportation hub for the United States in the late 1800s.

Today Omaha has a rich cultural background, including the Joslyn Art Museum, the Durham Western Heritage Museum, the Holland Performing Arts Center, and the Omaha Community Playhouse. The city boasts headquarters for such companies as Berkshire Hathaway and Conagra, and is listed as a top 10 high tech haven by Newsweek in 2001. Music in Omaha has always been important to the city, with North Omaha's music scene being historically important and in modern times, the "Omaha Sound" defining an important trend across the nation.

The city's historical and cultural attractions have been lauded by numerous national newspapers, including the Boston Globe and the New York Times.





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Old October 4th, 2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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Nice skyline, it seems that this city is currently unde ra big development

7/10
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Old October 4th, 2003, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old October 4th, 2003, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old October 7th, 2003, 01:53 AM   #5
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Old November 21st, 2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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population? please, to be able to vote
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Old November 21st, 2003, 10:47 PM   #7
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i like that tall scraper in the middle of the first photo.

not bad 6.5/10
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Old November 22nd, 2003, 12:05 AM   #8
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population? please, to be able to vote
390,000 in the city and 750,000 in the metro.
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Old November 22nd, 2003, 03:35 AM   #9
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it may look good, but it only has barely above 60 highrises. and isn't that dense.
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Old November 23rd, 2003, 08:16 PM   #10
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it looks nice
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Old January 12th, 2004, 03:36 AM   #11
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6.5

Has a tall or two, but core doesn't look so well defined and I suspect a lot of open air carparks around the place. Good to see something happening there too.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 06:22 AM   #12
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Wasn't "About Schmidt" shot in Omaha? I remember that tower
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Old January 15th, 2004, 08:34 PM   #13
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A Few Extra Pics

Thought you might like to see a few additional pictures of this fair city.







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Old January 16th, 2004, 05:57 PM   #14
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Gotta love the pictures. 7.5/10
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Old January 16th, 2004, 07:16 PM   #15
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Hey! Nice pictures!

Oh what the heck... I'm biased of course... and I'll give it a 10 for how far it's come in a couple of short years! I mean, aside from Des Moines (which may be the best skyline 'per capita' in the US)... perhaps Tulsa... how many other better skylines are there for metros under 1 million?
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Old January 16th, 2004, 08:53 PM   #16
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Thanks e old buddy!

Thought you might recognize those. Felt the opening pic in this thread didn't really do justice to Omaha. Now, it's no Chicago, never claimed to be. But it's better than the 6.5 average it has gotten so far, all factors taken into relative context.

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Old January 21st, 2004, 11:58 PM   #17
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Here's a few more.

Pics of Omaha.

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Old January 22nd, 2004, 02:26 AM   #18
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8.0/10.

What can I say? I like it!
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Old March 14th, 2004, 07:23 PM   #19
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it may look good, but it only has barely above 60 highrises. and isn't that dense.


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The tallest is nice, and it is going under a huge boom.
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