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Date: 11/24/12 23:24
UP Headquarters?
Author: wjpyper

I found this photo in a box that I had inherited from my late parents. It is dated 1967, with no other information. The large building in the background has the UP logo and a sign that says "General Offices." Is that UP Headquarters in Omaha?
Bill Pyper
Salem, OR




Date: 11/24/12 23:41
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: The_Chief_Way

must be
Omaha World-Record bldg on the right...
looks like Nebraska license plate ahead...
highway numbers match Omaha's



Date: 11/24/12 23:45
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: UP6936

Yes it is. The old one.



Date: 11/25/12 06:11
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: qnyla

Looks like Dodge St in Omaha.



Date: 11/25/12 06:18
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: crs1026

Here's the replacement in the background....when you drive around Omaha, you sure know it's a UP town!

- Paul




Date: 11/25/12 06:18
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Lackawanna484

qnyla Wrote:
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> Looks like Dodge St in Omaha.


with a lot of vintage iron on it

Several nice vehicles



Date: 11/25/12 06:18
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Copy19

Yes, looking west on Dodge St. before the "new addition" was built on the east side in the 70s facing the Omaha World-Herald Building. Today the lot is vacant and the new headquarters building is across Dodge St on the left. JEB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/12 07:23 by Copy19.



Date: 11/25/12 07:46
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Gonut1

Looks like this...
Gonut




Date: 11/25/12 08:25
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: chuchubobnv

Vintage Iron! That red Stingray ragtop caught my eye right away!

Bob



Date: 11/25/12 09:55
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: cpn456

Copy19 Wrote:
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> Yes, looking west on Dodge St. before the "new
> addition" was built on the east side in the 70s
> facing the Omaha World-Herald Bulding. Today the
> lot is vacant and the new headquarters building is
> across Dodge St on the left. JEB

Did they demolish the old HQ building?



Date: 11/25/12 10:48
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Copy19

Yes.



Date: 11/25/12 11:18
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: billio

wjpyper Wrote:
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> I found this photo in a box that I had inherited
> from my late parents. It is dated 1967, with no
> other information. The large building in the
> background has the UP logo and a sign that says
> "General Offices." Is that UP Headquarters in
> Omaha.

1416 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68179



Date: 11/25/12 15:14
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: rsanchez

Here is what the scene looks like today http://goo.gl/maps/1BH1E



Date: 11/25/12 15:43
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: TomCarter

Is it me, or does the new HQ look like a Maximum Security Prison building?



Date: 11/25/12 16:11
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Copy19

TomCarter Wrote:
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> Is it me, or does the new HQ look like a Maximum
> Security Prison building?

It's you. The building is very wide open with a spectacular atrium and views in every direction.
JEB



Date: 11/25/12 16:21
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: TomCarter

I'm talking about the outside when viewed from down the street. It just looks too institutional to me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/12 16:22 by TomCarter.



Date: 11/25/12 17:01
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: rantoul

Modern style. Institutional...it is work space for several thousand employees. My only complaint, no colored UP shield or sign on the outside. Interestingly, the building is heated by ambient heat from sun and computers/office equipment.



Date: 11/25/12 17:40
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Lackawanna484

rantoul Wrote:
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> Modern style. Institutional...it is work space
> for several thousand employees. My only
> complaint, no colored UP shield or sign on the
> outside. Interestingly, the building is heated by
> ambient heat from sun and computers/office
> equipment.

Union Pacific has been aggressively pursuing ways to reduce costs for heating and cooling. I believe the Union Pacific Center has applied for recognition as a LEED building, among the most energy efficient in the US. Less money spent on heating and cooling, more money for the right of way and the the shareholders.



Date: 11/25/12 18:34
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Bob3985

Been a while since I was down that way but I believe that gated area is the entrance to the new ball field down town. Note the Gate 4 in the background.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/12 18:35 by Bob3985.



Date: 11/25/12 18:37
Re: UP Headquarters?
Author: Copy19

Bob3985 Wrote:
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> Been a while since I was down that way but I
> believe that gated area is the entrance to the new
> ball field down town. Note the Gate 4 in the
> background.

That is a display recognizing that the railroad donated the land for the convention center/ball park from the former shops property.
JEB



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