Omaha is a living, complex place, always at conflict with itself, always growing wider, taller and older. It survives despite its many signs of urban decay. Some even think it continues to prosper. After all, its skyline, seen from afar, leaves an impression of towering buildings – monuments to the prosperity and ingenuity of its citizens.
A closer view shows a much different city. Huddled in the shadows of the skyscrapers are hundreds of the homeless. Far below the penthouses plod the impoverished and hungry. In the darkest alleys, people disappear.