List of tallest buildings in Omaha, Nebraska

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 eighth-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.

Downtown Omaha skyline, looking southwest.

Tallest habitable buildings

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Picture Rank Name Stories Height Year Completed Area Primary Purpose Source
  1 First National Bank Tower 45 634 feet (193 m) 2002 Downtown Office [2]
  2 Woodmen Tower 30 478 feet (146 m) 1969 Downtown Office [3]
  3 Elmwood Tower 21 320 feet (98 m) 1963 Midtown Residential [4][5]
  4 Union Pacific Center 19 317 feet (97 m) 2004 Downtown Office [6]
  5 First National Center (Omaha) 22 295 feet (90 m) 1971 Downtown Office [7]
  6 Mutual of Omaha Building 14 285 feet (87 m) 1970 Midtown Office [8]
  7 AT&T Building (Omaha) 15 265 feet (81 m) 1919 Downtown Office [9]
  8 Northern Natural Gas Building 15 260 feet (79 m) 1957 Downtown Residential [10]
  9 1200 Landmark Center 15 255 feet (78 m) 1990 Downtown Office [11]
  10 Omaha World-Herald 16 250 feet (76 m) 1980 Downtown Office [12]
  11 Omaha Double Tree Hotel 19 239 feet (73 m) 1970 Downtown Hotel [13]
Upload image 12 Charles Schwab Tower 12 230 feet (70 m) 2013 Old Mill Office
  13 Lied Transplant Center 15 230 feet (70 m) 1999 Midtown Hospital (primarily) [14]
  14 Orpheum Tower 16 220 feet (67 m) 1910 Downtown Residential [15]
  15 Central Park Plaza I 16 213 feet (65 m) 1982 Downtown Office [16]
  16 Central Park Plaza II 16 213 feet (65 m) 1982 Downtown Office [17]
  17 Blackstone Plaza 14 212 feet (65 m) 1961 Midtown Office [18]
  18 Farnam 1600 14 212 feet (65 m) 1917 Downtown Residential [19]
  19 Westbrook Tower 17 207 feet (63 m) 1966 Downtown Residential [20]
  20 RiverFront Place Condos II 15 202 feet (62 m) 2011 Downtown Residential [21]
  21 Omaha Tower 15 200 feet (61 m) 1976 Aksarben Office [22]

Tallest buildings: Site Prep or Under Construction

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As of April 2022, Mutual of Omaha announced the construction of the Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower 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.[23] The Omaha City Council approved the new tower in May 2022 and construction began on January 25, 2023. The tower is currently set to be completed in 2026. [24]

Picture Name Height Floors Year Status Area Use Notes
  Mutual of Omaha Headquarters Tower 677 feet (206 m) 44 2026 Under Construction Downtown Office [25]

Tallest buildings: Approved or Proposed

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Name Height Floors Status Year Use Notes
Westroads 260 feet (79 m) 20 Pre-development 2020 Mixed-Use [26]
UNMC Admin Tower ~230 feet (70 m) 16 Approved 2021 Office [27]

Cancelled

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Name Height Floors Use Notes
Vortex Tower 610 feet (186 m) 60 Observation Tower [28]
Lanoha Tower 430 feet (131 m) 30 Office/Retail [29]
Omaha Marriott Hotel 377 feet (115 m) 28 Hotel [30]
WallStreet Tower 373 feet (114 m) 32 Residential [31]
Project 19 320 feet (98 m) 20 Office [32]
HDR, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 265 feet (81 m) 16 Office [33]

Timeline of Tallest Buildings

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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
[34]
Woodmen of the World Building 1912–1919 245 feet (75 m)
19
[35]
AT&T Building (Omaha) 1919–1963 265 feet (81 m)
16
[9]
Masonic Manor 1963–1969 320 feet (98 m)
22
[5]
Woodmen Tower 1969–2002 478 feet (146 m)
30
[3]
One First National Center 2002–present 634 feet (193 m)
45
[2]

See also

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References

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  11. ^ "1200 Landmark Center, Omaha - 129522". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Qwest Building, Omaha - 129563". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  13. ^ "DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown, Omaha - 129530". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Lied Transplant Center, Omaha - 129523". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Orpheum Tower, Omaha - 129535". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  16. ^ "Central Park Plaza I, Omaha - 129557". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  17. ^ "Central Park Plaza II, Omaha - 129558". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
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  21. ^ "Riverfront Place Condos & Townhomes of Omaha, NE - 444 & 555 Riverfront Plaza". Highrises.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
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  26. ^ "Mixed-Use Development". hollandbasham.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  27. ^ "Saddle Creek Development project moves forward". unmc.edu. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  28. ^ "Vortex Tower, Omaha - SkyscraperPage.com". skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  29. ^ "lanoha, Tower". loopnet.com. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  30. ^ "Omaha Marriott Hotel". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  31. ^ "WallStreet Tower". Demo.progresswire.com. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  32. ^ "City of Omaha made sweet offer to Civic site developer, but with a big condition". Omaha.com. March 26, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
  33. ^ "HDR, Inc. Corporate Headquarters". Omaha.com. January 27, 2016. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  34. ^ "Omaha National Bank Building, Omaha - 129574". Emporis.com. Retrieved August 9, 2018.[dead link]
  35. ^ "Woodmen of the World Building, Omaha - 102895". Emporis.com. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2018.