As we’ve been reporting controversy surrounding the downtown Omaha streetcar is escalating.

But those opposed to it have little bad to say about one of the streetcar’s biggest cheerleaders.


If initial appearances are any indication when Omaha's new Mutual Tower is up and running the $600 million skyscraper will be putting superstitions aside and will have a 13th floor: 13 out of 44 floors, 677 feet tall.

With 800,000 square feet of office space, it's half that of Mutual's current headquarters, which has approximately 1.7 million square feet.

Joe Jordan, NCN: “According to the company, the new Mutual Tower is all part of a larger plan to revitalize downtown Omaha. Other key parts of the plan are the $400 million Riverfront Park, which is up and running and the at least $300 million downtown streetcar, which is scheduled to be up and running in 2027, one year after the Mutual Tower is done.”

January 2022/James Blackledge, Mutual CEO: “Our downtown headquarters, tower, is a tangible example of the significant economic development that the streetcar will undoubtedly foster.”

As of March, Mutual was reporting 365 days of “safe work” over 200,000 hours.

When finished at 677 feet the Mutual Tower will be the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.