Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse
111 South 18 Plaza
Omaha, NE 68102
The Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse's four-part atrium roof feature gives the building a unique profile, while allowing natural light to illuminate the atrium. This courthouse was the first in the nation to be commissioned under GSA’s Design Excellence Program.
Two bronze grilles, by artist Stephen Robin, are set into the pre-cast concrete just above the north and south sides of the grand staircase. The cast-bronze grilles measure 22 feet high by 5.5 feet wide. They represent the indigenous grains and flowers of the Midwest and Nebraska - corn, wheat, sunflowers and goldenrod (the state flower of Nebraska).
Roman L. Hruska was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1954 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Hugh Butler and was reelected in 1958, 1964 and 1970. He attended law school at the University of Omaha, the University of Chicago and Creighton University where he received his degree.
For facility-related questions, please contact the Nebraska Field Office using the contact information located in the upper right hand side of this page.
General Building Information
Hours of Operation
The Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse is open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. All visitors must have a valid picture identification and must pass through the security screening area at the main entrance to the building. All items (including canes, medical devices, laptops, purses, postage items etc.), will be x-rayed. All visitors, clients and delivery personnel will also be required to pass through a walk-through magnetometer prior to gaining access to the building. Visitors have access to public areas only.
Vending and Lunch Services
The vending area is located on the concourse level of the courthouse adjacent to the public elevators. Vending machines serviced by the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired are located in this area, as well as on the east corridor of the third floor. Lunch vendors are present 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday - Thursday, excluding federal holidays.
Child Care Center
The Child Care Center, located at the Edward Zorinsky Federal Building, 1616 Capitol Avenue, is a state-of-the-art facility accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Located on the first floor, it can support up to 76 children, ranging from newborn to five years of age. It has a fully-enclosed outdoor playground. For more information, contact the director at (402) 221-7750.
The Federal Occupational Health Office is located at the Edward Zorinsky Federal Building, 1616 Capitol Avenue, on the second floor in Suite 250. This office is open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays and is complete with exam, treatment and audio rooms. It has a full-time nursing staff and offers scheduled doctor visits. For more information, contact the office at (402) 221-3645.
The Omaha Federal Credit Union has an ATM located on the concourse level in the vending area and an office located at the Edward Zorinsky Federal Building, 1616 Capitol Avenue, on the first floor in Suite 187. This office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding federal holidays. For more information, contact the office at (402) 341-9570.
The City of Omaha website provides options for short-term and long-term parking.
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