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List of tallest buildings in Omaha, Nebraska

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Downtown Omaha skyline, looking southwest.
Downtown Omaha skyline, looking southwest.

The tallest buildings in Omaha, Nebraska include towers for Woodmen of the World and the First National Bank of Omaha. Omaha's tallest building is the 634 feet (193 m), 45-story First National Bank Tower. Completed in 1969, the 478 feet (146 m), 30-story tall Woodmen Tower was the tallest[1] until the construction of the First National Bank Tower. While most of the city's tallest buildings are located in Downtown Omaha, several are located in Midtown Omaha. These include the 22-story, 321 feet (98 m) Elmwood Tower, currently the third tallest building in the city, and the 285 feet (87 m), 14-story Mutual of Omaha Building. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is located in midtown and among its rapidly expanding campus is the 230 feet (70 m) Lied Transplant Center. Additionally, TD Ameritrade has its 230 feet (70 m), 12-story headquarters in Old Mill.

As of April 2022, Mutual of Omaha announced they would build their new headquarters in downtown Omaha on the site of the W. Dale Clark Library. The tower will be 44 stories and 677 feet, making it the new tallest building in Omaha.[2] The Omaha City Council approved the new tower in May 2022 and construction began on January 25, 2023. [3]

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Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 mi (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. The nation's 39th-largest city, Omaha's 2020 census population was 486,051.

First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank Omaha is a bank headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The namesake and leading subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, it is the third largest privately held bank subsidiary in the United States with $17 billion in assets and 4320 employees.

First National Bank Tower

First National Bank Tower

The First National Bank Tower is a 45-story office skyscraper located at 1601 Dodge Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and the official headquarters of First National Bank of Omaha. At 634 ft (193 m) it is the tallest building in Omaha and the state. It has been since its completion, overtaking the 30-story Woodmen Tower located nearby. Construction began in April 1999 and lasted until 2002, with the building's completion being the subject of ACEC and Emporis awards.

Downtown Omaha

Downtown Omaha

Downtown Omaha is the central business, government and social core of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, U.S. state of Nebraska. The boundaries are Omaha's 20th Street on the west to the Missouri River on the east and the centerline of Leavenworth Street on the south to the centerline of Chicago Street on the north, also including the CHI Health Center Omaha. Downtown sits on the Missouri River, with commanding views from the tallest skyscrapers.

Midtown Omaha

Midtown Omaha

Midtown is a geographic area of Omaha, Nebraska that is a culturally, socially and economically important area of the city. It is home to major research centers, national corporations, several historic districts, and a number of historic residences.

Elmwood Tower

Elmwood Tower

The Elmwood Tower is a high-rise residential building located at 801 South 52nd Street in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. Completed in 1963, the Elmwood Tower is a 321-ft (97-m) high-rise building, rising to 21 stories and currently the eighth tallest high-rise in Omaha. The building provides residential apartments for people aged 50 and older.

Mutual of Omaha Building

Mutual of Omaha Building

The Mutual of Omaha Building is a 285-ft, 14-story skyscraper in midtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Built in 1970, it is currently the sixth tallest building in Omaha. The building houses the headquarters of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, and is the largest building in Mutual of Omaha's Midtown Crossing development.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a public academic health science center in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1869 and chartered as a private medical college in 1881, UNMC became part of the University of Nebraska System in 1902. Rapidly expanding in the early 20th century, the university founded a hospital, dental college, pharmacy college, college of nursing, and college of medicine. It later added colleges of public health and allied health professions. One of Omaha's top employers, UNMC has an annual budget of $841.6 million for 2020 to 2021, and an economic impact of $4.8 billion.

TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade is a stockbroker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, forex, options, mutual funds, fixed income investments, margin lending, and cash management services. The company receives revenue from interest income on margin balances, commissions for order execution, and payment for order flow.

Mutual of Omaha

Mutual of Omaha

Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 mutual insurance and financial services company based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1909 as Mutual Benefit Health & Accident Association, Mutual of Omaha is a financial organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.

Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower

Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower

The Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower will be a 677-foot (206 m), 44 story skyscraper at 1614 Dodge Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. It is estimated that it will be completed in 2026.

Omaha Public Library branches

Omaha Public Library branches

The Omaha Public Library in Omaha Nebraska currently has 12 locations.

Tallest habitable buildings

Picture Rank Name Stories Height Year Completed Primary Purpose Source
One First National Center is the tallest building in Omaha and the State of NE. 1 First National Bank Tower 45 634 feet (193 m) 2002 Office [4]
Woodmen Tower in Downtown Omaha 2 Woodmen Tower 30 478 feet (146 m) 1969 Office [5]
Elmwoodtoweromaha.jpg 3 Elmwood Tower 21 321 feet (98 m) 1963 Residential [6]
Union Pacific Center 4 Union Pacific Center 19 317 feet (97 m) 2004 Office [7]
The First National Center 5 First National Center (Omaha) 22 295 feet (90 m) 1971 Office [8]
Mutual of Omaha Building, during 100th anniversary celebration in 2009. 6 Mutual of Omaha Building 14 285 feet (87 m) 1970 Office [9]
AT&T Building in Downtown Omaha 7 AT&T Building (Omaha) 15 265 feet (81 m) 1919 Office [10]
The Northern Natural Gas Building in downtown Omaha 8 Northern Natural Gas Building 15 260 feet (79 m) 1957 Residential [11]
The 1200 Landmark Center in downtown Omaha 9 1200 Landmark Center 15 255 feet (78 m) 1990 Office [12]
The Omaha World Herald Building 10 Omaha World-Herald 16 250 feet (76 m) 1980 Office [13]
The Omaha Double Tree Hotel. 11 Omaha Double Tree Hotel 19 239 feet (73 m) 1970 Hotel [14]
The Lied Transplant Center on the UNMC campus. 12 Lied Transplant Center 15 230 feet (70 m) 1999 Hospital(primarily) [15]
Omaha's City National Bank Building, now known as The Orpheum Tower 13 Orpheum Tower 16 220 feet (67 m) 1910 Residential [16]
North Tower of Central Park Plaza 14 Central Park Plaza I 16 213 feet (65 m) 1982 Office [17]
South Tower of Central Park Plaza 15 Central Park Plaza II 16 213 feet (65 m) 1982 Office [18]
Kiewit Plaza 16 Kiewit Plaza 14 212 feet (65 m) 1961 Office [19]
Kiewit Plaza 17 Farnam 1600 14 212 feet (65 m) 1917 Residential [20]
18 Westbrook Tower 17 207 feet (63 m) 1966 Residential [21]
19 RiverFront Place Condos II 15 202 feet (62 m) 2011 Residential [22]
20 Omaha Tower 15 200 feet (61 m) 1976 Office [23]

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First National Bank Tower

First National Bank Tower

The First National Bank Tower is a 45-story office skyscraper located at 1601 Dodge Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and the official headquarters of First National Bank of Omaha. At 634 ft (193 m) it is the tallest building in Omaha and the state. It has been since its completion, overtaking the 30-story Woodmen Tower located nearby. Construction began in April 1999 and lasted until 2002, with the building's completion being the subject of ACEC and Emporis awards.

First National Center (Omaha)

First National Center (Omaha)

First National Center is a high-rise office building located at 1620 Dodge Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. It has 22 stories, making it one of the tallest buildings in the city of Omaha. The building is attached to a 19-story, 420-room Doubletree hotel and a 550-stall parking garage.

Mutual of Omaha Building

Mutual of Omaha Building

The Mutual of Omaha Building is a 285-ft, 14-story skyscraper in midtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Built in 1970, it is currently the sixth tallest building in Omaha. The building houses the headquarters of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, and is the largest building in Mutual of Omaha's Midtown Crossing development.

AT&T Building (Omaha)

AT&T Building (Omaha)

The AT&T Building is a 265 ft, 16-story skyscraper in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It was the tallest structure in downtown Omaha until the Woodmen Tower and later First National Bank Tower surpassed it in height. The original 15 story building was built in 1918, a twelve-story addition was added on the north end in 1957 and another on the west end in 1964. An additional story was added in 1970 to bring it to sixteen stories. It was home to The Northwestern Bell headquarters until 1991 when US West merged its three Bell Operating Companies. The building is now used for CenturyLink's Omaha operations.

Northern Natural Gas Building

Northern Natural Gas Building

The Northern Natural Gas Building, also known as the 2223 Dodge Street Building, is located at 2223 Dodge Street in the Park East neighborhood of Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It is a 260 ft (79 m), 19-story skyscraper that ranks seventh, among Omaha's top ten tallest buildings. As of 2013, the building is Home to an apartment complex called the Highline. The building is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in Douglas County, Nebraska.

1200 Landmark Center

1200 Landmark Center

The 1200 Landmark Center is a 255 ft, 15-story skyscraper at the corner of South 13th and Farnam Streets in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. As of 2015, the building is formerly home to the Omaha operations of Pacific Life.

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha World-Herald is a daily newspaper in the midwestern United States, the primary newspaper of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. It was locally owned from its founding in 1885 until 2020, when it was sold to the newspaper chain Lee Enterprises by its most recent local owner, Warren Buffett, chairman of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway.

City National Bank Building (Omaha)

City National Bank Building (Omaha)

City National Bank Building, also known as the Orpheum Tower, is a 220 ft, 16 story, tower in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. When built in 1910, it was the tallest building in Omaha. It remained the tallest building until 1912 when the Woodmen of the World was completed. It was added to the NRHP in 1973. The building is now known as the Orpheum Tower and is a 132-unit apartment building.

Central Park Plaza

Central Park Plaza

Central Park Plaza is a 15-story, commercial office complex in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The complex consists 419,679 square feet (38,989.5 m2) of office space, in two red brick towers with a lower level center connector on the first and second floors. The building features a central courtyard and a six-story parking garage that is located directly north of the building and is connected by a skywalk. In 2007 a "sunrise" lighting feature was added to the angled face of the towers. The towers, built in a "V" formation, have been central to Omaha's skyline since they were built in the 1980s.

Kiewit Plaza

Kiewit Plaza

Kiewit Plaza is a high-rise office building in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.. It is located at 3555 Farnam Street at the corner of South 36th Street. It was built from 1960 to 1961, and it was designed in the modernist architectural style.

First National Bank Building (Omaha, Nebraska)

First National Bank Building (Omaha, Nebraska)

The First National Bank Building is a U-shaped, fourteen-story, historic steel structure building located on the corner of 16th and Farnam street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The building was constructed in 1917. It was the original building for the First National Bank as well as the first high-rise building built in Omaha. At 210 feet, it is the 17th tallest building in the city and its unique structure makes it a landmark in downtown Omaha.

RiverFront Place Condos

RiverFront Place Condos

RiverFront Place Condos is a new condo development located along the riverfront in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. It consists of two condo towers anchored by two rows of town homes. Tower one, completed in 2006, is 12 stories tall and holds 36 units. Tower two began construction in 2009 and is 15 stories tall. There are 18 contemporary town homes that were completed in 2006. The development features a large green space and is adjacent to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and Gallup University Campus.

Tallest buildings: site prep or under construction

Name Height Floors Year Status Use Notes
Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower 677 feet (206 m) 44 2026 Under Construction Office [24]

Approved and current proposals

Name Height Floors Status Year Use Notes
Westroads 260 feet (79 m) 20 Pre-development 2020 Mixed-Use [25]
UNMC Admin Tower ~230 feet (70 m) 16 Approved 2021 Office [26]

Cancelled

Name Height Floors Use Notes
Lanoha Tower 430 feet (131 m) 30 Office/Retail [27]
Omaha Marriott Hotel 377 feet (115 m) 28 Hotel [28]
WallStreet Tower 373 feet (114 m) 32 Residential [29]
Project 19 320 feet (98 m) 20 Office [30]
HDR, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 265 feet (81 m) 16 Office [31]

Timeline of tallest buildings

Downtown Omaha looking east from approximately North 30th and Farnam Streets.

The Omaha National Bank Building was Omaha's first skyscraper.
The Omaha National Bank Building was Omaha's first skyscraper.

The following is a list of buildings that were once the tallest structure in Omaha.

Name Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors Reference
Omaha National Bank Building 1889–1912 180 feet (55 m)
10
[32]
Woodmen of the World Building 1912–1919 245 feet (75 m)
19
[33]
AT&T Building (Omaha) 1919–1963 265 feet (81 m)
16
[10]
Masonic Manor 1963–1969 320 feet (98 m)
22
[6]
Woodmen Tower 1969–2002 478 feet (146 m)
30
[5]
One First National Center 2002–present 634 feet (193 m)
45
[4]

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Omaha National Bank Building

Omaha National Bank Building

The Omaha National Bank Building was built in 1888–89 at 1650 Farnam Street in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, the building was saved from demolition by a rehabilitation in 1978. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, the building was originally known as the New York Life Insurance Building; it was renamed in 1906.

Woodmen of the World Building (Omaha, Nebraska)

Woodmen of the World Building (Omaha, Nebraska)

The former Woodmen of the World Building in Omaha, Nebraska, was located at 1323 Farnam Street. Built in 1912 by the architectural firms of Holabird & Roche and Fisher and Lawrie, the building was the headquarters of Woodmen of the World (WOW) from 1912 until 1934. WOW relocated in 1934 to the Bee Newspaper Building at 17th and Farnam, also known as the Insurance Building.

AT&T Building (Omaha)

AT&T Building (Omaha)

The AT&T Building is a 265 ft, 16-story skyscraper in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. It was the tallest structure in downtown Omaha until the Woodmen Tower and later First National Bank Tower surpassed it in height. The original 15 story building was built in 1918, a twelve-story addition was added on the north end in 1957 and another on the west end in 1964. An additional story was added in 1970 to bring it to sixteen stories. It was home to The Northwestern Bell headquarters until 1991 when US West merged its three Bell Operating Companies. The building is now used for CenturyLink's Omaha operations.

Source: "List of tallest buildings in Omaha, Nebraska", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Omaha,_Nebraska.

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