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Old 09-07-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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5 stories? Austin, TX is building 500 footer after 500 footer. This city needs another skyscraper
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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5 stories? Austin, TX is building 500 footer after 500 footer. This city needs another skyscraper
We aren't even close to Austin's league. In the 1980 census the Omaha metro had more people than Austin. Austin now has over 1.7 million and is leaving our growth rate in the dust. You could write a thesis on Austin's rise to prominence over the past 50 years.

I think Omaha would like another skyscraper, it would be cool. It would certainly improve the cities outward image. I don't think the city needs one though. What Omaha needs to to keep knocking out the parking lots and vacant lots downtown in favor of well designed structures.

I wouldn't hold your breath for a skyscraper any time soon either. Pretty much every company that could of worked one out in Omaha is either building new HQs elsewhere in the city or already has new structures downtown. And the condo market just isn't strong enough to get a 300 foot condo tower financed.

Unless there is a surprise relocation to the city I would suggest getting used to this skyline.
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