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Old 04-14-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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i think thats a great way for a city to become more pedestrian friendly. alot of other cities should start building some of their own and be creative with it.
Yes, but what I am saying is its a little TOO big for Omaha. It would look great in Minneapolis IMO.

 
Old 04-14-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Is this the same kind of pedestrian bridge that you see in downtown Minneapolis? If so it is pedestrian friendly in that it can help people avoid inclement weather while moving from street to street. But the downside to this is that it takes people off the sidewalks. At one time Hartford had a couple of these "skywalks" as they were called but they eventually removed most or all of these from over the streets. The primary reason I seem to recall is that it meant less pedestrians on the sidewalks. People just have to tough out the weather I guess. :-)
The pedestrian bridge connects Omaha to Council Bluffs over the Missouri river.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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The pedestrian bridge connects Omaha to Council Bluffs over the Missouri river.
3000 ft seems like a long why to walk just to get to "Council Bluffs"

I'll take the boat.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Just because with the pedestrian bridge, don't get me wrong, it looks great, but it is a pedestrian bridge that looks too big for Omaha, something I would expect to see in New York or something world-class. Besides that, Omaha has my favorite Plains State skyline.
1. Omaha is growing fast right now, by 2028 we are projected to have a metro of 2 million. We are one of 20 cities to have 5 or more fortune 500 companies and one of ours is the Second Richest. Our skyline is going to change a lot soon, we are building a 373 foot condo tower and Pacific Life is planning to build a tower downtown in place of the old Omaha World Herald building. There are rumors that we could also get a Hyatt Regency soon. We have twin condo towers and a very nice plaza near the the Pedestrian Bridge which apparently is "too good" for us. We could have a new baseball stadium for the CWS soon and it is near the "to good for Omaha" bridge. Finally we are also building a massive Retail/entertainment/Residential complex in mid town called the Mid Town Crossing.

2. Omaha is Midwest, it seems everyone east of Chicago thinks Omaha is plains, but the plains start west of Lincoln, maybe even at Lincoln.

If you want pictures of all of this go to the Omaha forum
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I can't imagine Omaha growing at over 55% during each of the next two decades. That would leave cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix in the dust as far as growth rates. It would almost be to Las Vegas style growth.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I can't imagine Omaha growing at over 55% during each of the next two decades. That would leave cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix in the dust as far as growth rates. It would almost be to Las Vegas style growth.
Is it insane to you that any Midwest Metro besides Chicago can have a large amount of Growth or that any metro in the Midwest for that matter? This is Omaha's time, we are arent being affected that much by the recession and our economy is booming, our suburbs continue to grow and downtown is in its Renaissance.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Is it insane to you that any Midwest Metro besides Chicago can have a large amount of Growth or that any metro in the Midwest for that matter? This is Omaha's time, we are arent being affected that much by the recession and our economy is booming, our suburbs continue to grow and downtown is in its Renaissance.
This is not why. OMG. Why are so antagonistic?
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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Is it insane to you that any Midwest Metro besides Chicago can have a large amount of Growth or that any metro in the Midwest for that matter? This is Omaha's time, we are arent being affected that much by the recession and our economy is booming, our suburbs continue to grow and downtown is in its Renaissance.

hey Go Ne. your telling us the excact same thing about Omaha in 3 other threads, that omaha is growing just like chicago, keep it in one thread.
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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I can't imagine Omaha growing at over 55% during each of the next two decades. That would leave cities like Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix in the dust as far as growth rates. It would almost be to Las Vegas style growth.
The metro areas of Omaha (830,000), Lincoln (292,000) and Fremont (35,000) adjusted for their growth over 20 years and then added together.

Based on current population and geographic growth trends it's expected that these three cities will be combining into one continuous urban area within the next 10 to 20 years and that the overall population will be between 1.7 and 2 million people.

So the growth rate of these individual cities, while it is healthy (in the range of 10% or so each), is only part of it. The fortuitous (though some would argue that) proximity of these places to one another and the eventual coalescing of the three accounts for half of the over all growth (or rather the expansion of the metro from the POV of Omaha).

The interstate 80 corridor is already being painstakingly planned out in an effort to avoid terrible sprawl. *crosses fingers*
 
Old 04-14-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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hey Go Ne. your telling us the excact same thing about Omaha in 3 other threads, that omaha is growing just like chicago, keep it in one thread.

I never said Omaha was growing just like Chicago and If i need to defend my city on 4 threads to get my point across I will
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