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Old Posted Apr 23, 2009, 4:05 AM
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Thank god. I have classes in the Tulane-owned Murphy Oil Building right next door, and I know first-hand that the UNO building is an embarrassing shithole. (Admittedly, it's not as bad as the Texaco Building across Canal....)

The article talks about getting a National Registry listing. That seems a little unlikely, but hopefully it means that the building will be restored in a way that is sympathetic to its Modernist design. Unfortunately, it also rules out the kind of cool re-cladding that some of these mid-century buildings have been receiving in other cities.

Good news about Tracage as well.
la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
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