Client First National Bank

First National Tower

Omaha, Nebraska

LEO A DALY completed the master plan for a nine-block campus in downtown Omaha for First National Bank. The project included a new 43-story, 999,100-SF commercial tower complex that dominates the city’s skyline. LEO A DALY provided full A/E services from master planning through design and construction of the tower complex. We continue to provide services today, including a current tenant improvements project.

As the tallest building in a six-state region (and the highest tower between Minneapolis and Denver), First National Tower defines the city’s image. The challenge to the design team was to create a landmark tower that asserts the urban elements defining Omaha.

The tower is positioned on a full-block site to take advantage of Omaha’s urban context. The building is massed in a series of setbacks that open up around the tapering form of the tower like a flower. The building is clad with continuous piers of pale buff granite, emphasizing verticality and recalling the Midwestern tradition of warm-colored masonry commercial buildings. At the ground level, a wintergarden on the building’s north side functions as a centerpiece to the First National Bank’s campus.

There are five large parking garages within the vicinity of the campus. Each is interconnected by a series of public and private underground tunnels that protects pedestrians from traffic and the elements.

At a glance

999,100 SF

43 Stories


Award of Excellence, Concrete Use
American Concrete Institute, Nebraska Chapter

Engineering Excellence Competition Finalist
American Council of Engineering Companies, Nebraska Chapter

Honor Award
American Council of Engineering Companies, Nebraska Chapter

Honor Award
American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter

Design Award of Excellence, Pioneer Courage Sculpture Park
American Society of Landscape Architecture: Central States


Urban Planning

Master Planning

Architectural Design


Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, 

Interior Design

Furnishing, Fixtures & Equipment

Landscape Design

Construction Management

Contract Administration

"Our rating for LEO A DALY for this project is an emphatic excellent."


The 10,000 SF First National Tower's Wintergarden is seven stories high.


At 633 feet, the First National Tower in Omaha is the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

$16 Billion

Assets are managed by First National Bank and its affiliates.