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About Lincoln

265,404 in city
298,012 in metro
195 km² (75 mi²)
366.983662521 m
Founded as Lancaster in 1859. Renamed Lincoln after Abraham Lincoln. Home to the University of Nebraska and the State Capitol. Lincoln is Nebraska's 2nd largest city and is located 50 miles SW of Omaha. Lincoln is a leader in education, agri-business and is an important insurance center. The city is most famous for being the home of the traditional powerhouse U of Nebraska (Cornhuskers) Football team. Dubbed by its fans as the 'Big Red', when the Huskers play a home game at Memorial Stadium on a football Saturday, the crowd of 76,000 fans become the 3rd largest city in the state. Lincoln is known as the 'Star City' by its hometown citizens.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
116 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Nebraska State Capitol 398 ft 1932
2 US Bank Tower 220 ft 1970
3 Wells Fargo Center 176 ft 1976
4 Sharp Tower 166 ft 1927
5 University Towers 158 ft 1929