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fla_tiger Mar 7, 2006 8:17 PM

NEW ORLEANS | Project/Development Thread
 
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Because of its' inevitably smaller footprint, the future of New Orleans is to build higher. Here are a few announced projects, in varying stages of construction:

Welcome back New Orleans! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J817j...DE9540&index=9
Rebirth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxiiH...elated&search=
Who Dat? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwXzV...20Deuce%20Bush
The Saints are Coming! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4xfE...20Deuce%20Bush

Vantage Tower condomiums, 25 floors is to be built in the CBD.
http://www.vantagetower.com/

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Harrahs Riverfront Hotel, 28 floors, opened October, 2006.
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Trump Tower New Orleans, 70 floors, on Poydras midway between the Dome and the river. Groundbreaking set for January, 2007.

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L' Ultime Tower, 22 floors in Lake Marina at Westend on Lake Pontchartrain

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HRI Condominiums, tower I- 5 floors, tower II- 12 floors, in the Warehouse District

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Plaza Tower, 45 floors opposite the Hyatt Regency and Union Passenger Terminal on the sw edge of the CBD

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625 St. Charles condominiums, 18 floors, near the Garden District

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fla_tiger Mar 7, 2006 8:34 PM

On the Northshore lie the ever expanding bedroom communities of Covington, Mandeville, Slidell among others. These communities provide easy drive times to both NASA facilities, the Gulf Coast, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Lakeshore Towers, (2) 26 floor buildings on Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell.

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The Northshore Marina Tower, 23 story on Lake Pontchartrain near Slidell

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macmini Mar 7, 2006 9:00 PM

Very cool there is alot going on in LA I really like the Trump Tower and Lakesshore Towers.

fla_tiger Mar 8, 2006 8:12 PM

To the east along the Gulf Coast are several new projects.

The $500 million 12 acre Bacaran Bay Casino project in Biloxi includes a 21 floor condominium tower, 75,000 square feet casino, 70,000 square feet of convention space, 655 hotel rooms, a 6 screen movie theater, 7 restaurants, a Blues club, Spa, Bowling alley, 2 wedding chapels, a 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and a Dog hotel-

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Another project that received variance recommendations from the commission is the Villas at Ocean Beach Condominiums just east of a previously approved project by a similar name at the site of the old Hilton Hotel in West Biloxi.

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A third casino project that received variance recommendations is the Sterling Beach Condominiums, a 16-story development on the south side of U.S. 90 that would go on the former site of the Biloxi Beach Amusement Park and Magic Golf.

Coldrsx Mar 9, 2006 12:11 AM

wow...impressive some of them

fla_tiger Mar 11, 2006 2:30 AM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Expansion
Current Square Feet of Exhibit Space: 1.1 Million
Square Feet of Exhibit Space after Expansion: 1.6 Million

To be one of top 5 in size in US after expansion work to begin this summer.

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fla_tiger Mar 11, 2006 2:50 AM

The National D-Day Museum Expansion

Status: Under Construction

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The National D-Day Museum is designated by Congress as "America's National World War II Museum". It interprets the American experience during the World War II years and celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.

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The National D-Day Museum unveiled its $282 million expansion and Capital Campaign plan that will quadruple the size of the existing facility over the next five years. The expanded museum will cover all of the theaters and services that played a role in World War II and create a national center for research on the war. When completed in phases between 2005 and 2009, it will be a world-class cultural attraction in New Orleans that will dramatically increase visitation and have a powerful economic impact on the city and state.

Galleries and exhibits will include a U.S. Pavilion, Great Campaigns of the War, Mission and Services gallery, The Victory Pavillion, Liberation - Winning the Peace, and Fruits of Victory. They will also feature macro displays, including tanks, airplanes, jeeps and other vintage vehicles. A 400-seat theater will showcase original documentaries and history-themed films, with a signature film on World War II that will employ advanced format and immersion technologies. A USO-style canteen and restaurant with exhibit space, featuring Music of the War Years, will illustrate the importance of entertainment for the morale of troops and citizens alike. Interactive campaign galleries and virtual reality experiences will help immerse visitors in realistic learning experiences on land, sea and air.

the website: http://www.ddaymuseum.org/

atx001 Mar 11, 2006 6:29 AM

Those designs look really cool.

skyscraper_1 Mar 11, 2006 5:32 PM

WOW! Great buildings!

BnaBreaker Mar 11, 2006 7:25 PM

These all look like fantastic projects, and it is great to see that the city of New Orleans is slowly getting back up on it's feet....but how many, if any, projects are there in the city geared towards, or at least accomodating, the poor of the city that got hit the hardest by katrina?

no-la-usa Mar 14, 2006 7:01 AM

What is your city
 
Can I ask you what your city is building for the poor. I mean sure they got hard hit here, but so did everyone else on the social hierarchy. Sometimes it sounds like all people are ever concerned with are the poor folks. Trust me everyone down here in New Orleans could use some help. Furthermore, New Orleans didn't invent poor folks. They are in every city in this country. What we need ot do is create enoguh economic oppurtunity here so that those that are poorer can move up the economic ladder. We dont need to build wholesale housing projects in a city already starved for revenue. ANyway enough of my ranting. There is another condo project proposed in the Warehouse District called Tracage. Here is the website:

http://www.tracageliving.com/

BnaBreaker Mar 14, 2006 2:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no-la-usa
Can I ask you what your city is building for the poor. I mean sure they got hard hit here, but so did everyone else on the social hierarchy. Sometimes it sounds like all people are ever concerned with are the poor folks. Trust me everyone down here in New Orleans could use some help. Furthermore, New Orleans didn't invent poor folks. They are in every city in this country. What we need ot do is create enoguh economic oppurtunity here so that those that are poorer can move up the economic ladder. We dont need to build wholesale housing projects in a city already starved for revenue. ANyway enough of my ranting. There is another condo project proposed in the Warehouse District called Tracage. Here is the website:

http://www.tracageliving.com/

Jesus, where the hell did all that come from? I just asked if there were any more affordable projects going on to go along with these multi-million dollar condos!

fla_tiger Mar 15, 2006 2:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BnaBreaker
These all look like fantastic projects, and it is great to see that the city of New Orleans is slowly getting back up on it's feet....but how many, if any, projects are there in the city geared towards, or at least accomodating, the poor of the city that got hit the hardest by katrina?

While a majority of the new projects are marketed towards the middlle to upper class, new programs are being announced to encourage developers to provide housing to those in the rental market....

Blanco to detail $1.75B rental rebuild in N.O.

CityBusiness staff report
March 14, 2006 10:38 AM

NEW ORLEANS — Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will introduce a preliminary plan for restoring Louisiana's rental stock damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita at 2:30 p.m. today at River Gardens, 1913 Felcity St., a mixed-income community developed by Crescent City-based HRI.

Blanco wants to spend $1.75 billion in requested federal funds to rebuild rental properties. About 120,000 houses and 70,000 rental units in Louisiana were rendered uninhabitable as a result of the hurricanes. Rental properties make up 53 percent of housing units in New Orleans. Blanco's preliminary rental plan is a complement to her $7.5 billion plan to rebuild Louisiana's owner-occupied housing.

fla_tiger Mar 16, 2006 7:41 AM

River Garden

River Garden covers 60 acres in one of the most prime locations in New Orleans, convenient to the Central Business District, the Magazine shopping district and the Warehouse & Arts Districts.

Long-range plans call for River Garden to include residential options for every
stage of life, including owner-occupied detached homes and condominiums
overlooking the Mississippi River.
http://www.rivergardenneworleans.com/pages/about.html

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fla_tiger Mar 16, 2006 7:53 AM

American Can

New Orleans' newest renovation project, the American Can Company building has been transformed into apartments and has been renovated as a "certified historic rehabilitation." The project includes soho style apartments as well as one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes containing up to 1,600 square feet.

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fla_tiger Mar 16, 2006 7:56 AM

The Woodward Historic Riverfront Apartments

preserving architecture and structural historic elements of the 1912 warehouse. The Woodward is located in the midst of the thriving arts district, riverfront casino, French Quarter and Central Business District.

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STR Mar 16, 2006 8:06 AM

Trump Tower looks sweet.

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fla_tiger Mar 19, 2006 11:20 PM

Gabriel, island homes and marina development on Lake Pontchartrain

in west suburban Kenner

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fla_tiger Mar 22, 2006 4:09 PM

Federal Fiber Mills

Designed in 1904 by architects Favrot and Livaudals the warehouse was completed in 1907 and used for the production of rope, largely for ships in port. It was used as a pavilion for the 1984 New Orleans World´s Fair. The old rope factory, built of heavy timber, is an interesting study of conversion efficiency.

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fla_tiger Mar 22, 2006 4:14 PM

The McGinnis Cotton Mill

Where workers once toiled in a Southern mill, families now enjoy new apartments. The Maginnis Cotton Mill, in New Orleans´ Warehouse District, was built in 1882 and operated until 1944. Although the building went through a number of tenants, nobody rose to the challenge of restoring it. Then Historic Restoration, Inc. came along in 1998 with one of the largest renovation efforts New Orleans has ever seen.

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