Monday, May 04, 2009
16th and Douglas: the Googledy view
Here, in the Googledy view of Omaha, we have the old refusing to be intimidated by the towering hulk of the new.
ON THE LEFT is the Brandeis building, constructed in 1906 and added to in 1921. Originally the city's largest department store -- 10 whole floors of everything you ever needed -- the building now houses condominiums and apartments.
Meanwhile, on the right, is the new kid in town -- the First National Tower, opened in 2002 and the city's tallest building at 40 stories. It's the corporate headquarters of First National Bank.