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Old Posted Feb 12, 2009, 4:16 AM
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They have been working on these condos for a while in the warehouse district. Should be close to completion.


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Old Posted Feb 12, 2009, 6:11 AM
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^^ Yep. On January 14:

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thanks again ardecila, really appreciate the progress photos.
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Film producers moving into elmwood...more good news for hollywood south.

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2..._into_elm.html
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Trump Tower on hold until credit markets improve. Developers still claim they will still build in N.O. Hope to begin by end of this year. Good and bad from this article. I thought this project was totally dead, may be a small glimmer of hope.

http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/up...fm?recid=23169
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Looks like the Hyatt Regencey renovation is back on after being on hold. $255 million borrowed for renovations...

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2...ves_borro.html

http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/200..._17_hyatt5.jpg
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New Orleans State Office Building

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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estimated November 2010

A new 12 story office building to house various state agencies.





located on Poydras at Gravier, Duncan Plaza...right where the former NO City Hall is being demolished.



Holly&Smith Architects-Hammond, La

Desription from website, perfect fit for New Orleans climate.
The principals of Regional Modernism are paramount to the concept of the proposed design. Solar orientation and climatic responses have been proposed that address this rationale. A long narrow floor plate oriented due south will utilize a double ventilated facade “scrim” to minimize solar heat gain and maximize views. The “scrim” is a unitized curtain wall surface of frit glass with varying transparencies to achieve these goals. The remaining opaque facade treatments are clad with a terracotta rain-screen. H/S has engaged the services of ARUP New York’s facade engineering group for aid in the design and performance of the double ventilated facade.

weblink-Holly&Smith Architects-Hammond, La
http://www.hollyandsmith.com/portfol...ffice-building
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2009, 10:21 PM
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Wow, new city hall looks great FlaTiger. Any idea on the status of this project. All conjecture right now or is there a real chance of this happening.
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Anyone out in Algiers have an update on Federal City. I know construction was set to begin last September.
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Wow, new city hall looks great FlaTiger. Any idea on the status of this project. All conjecture right now or is there a real chance of this happening.
It's not a city hall, it's a state office building. In other words, a place for Jindal's boys to sit in comfort while NO city government sits in a rusting hulk across the street.

I love the design, but they should be re-doing Duncan Plaza as well. The gazebo there looks so bush-league it's ridiculous. It belongs in some park out in Covington, not the center of downtown New Orleans. How about something that adds some night-time vitality, a sort of mini-Millennium Park? Brilliantly-glowing parks are a tradition here, between Armstrong Park and Palmer Park. The National Jazz Center proposed for this area earlier had a touch of that, a grand vision to infuse activity into downtown. This is just another office building, although at least it's a nice one.

The article about the Hyatt is pure awesome. That is perhaps one of the single most visible scars remaining from Katrina. For God's sake, the H is missing from the Hyatt sign on the east side. Re-opening the hotel will add some activity and traffic to this area. However, I'm concerned that the city will exhaust its demand for hotels and we will end up with another round of closings.
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Superdome Upgrade Phase III

Phase III of the $219 million dollar superdome upgrade has begun. $19 million project to add windows to the club levels and to replace the entire covering of the dome with bronze/gold aluminum...


http://www.nola.com/news/?/base/news...270.xml&coll=1






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I saw today on NORTA's website that they are beginning an Alternatives Analysis study for a transit project downtown, to connect the Union Passenger Terminal, the Convention Center, the casino, the Canal/Rampart area, and Frenchmen Street.

They're fast-tracking the study so that it will be completed by September (usually these studies take years) so I'm assuming that they are angling to get funding for this included in the next transportation bill.

I'm not sure what the outcome of the study will be. Most likely, it will be a circulator streetcar line or bus-rapid-transit line. Regardless, I'm excited. I can see NORTA building a loop around downtown, using the riverfront, Elysian Fields, St. Claude/Rampart/Loyola, and Melpomene/MLK.
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I saw today on NORTA's website that they are beginning an Alternatives Analysis study for a transit project downtown, to connect the Union Passenger Terminal, the Convention Center, the casino, the Canal/Rampart area, and Frenchmen Street.

They're fast-tracking the study so that it will be completed by September (usually these studies take years) so I'm assuming that they are angling to get funding for this included in the next transportation bill.

I'm not sure what the outcome of the study will be. Most likely, it will be a circulator streetcar line or bus-rapid-transit line. Regardless, I'm excited. I can see NORTA building a loop around downtown, using the riverfront, Elysian Fields, St. Claude/Rampart/Loyola, and Melpomene/MLK.
sounds great, keep us updated.
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promising news about the LSU/VA hospital. Sounds like LSU my get enough money from FEMA to possibly fund this thing after all.

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2..._janet_na.html
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LA CANCER RESEARCH CENTER

This project was planned before the storm and pushed back. Today drove by and the whole area was was surrounded by construction fencing and equipment and workers were on site. Hopefully this thing is getting underway. Click on the rmjmHillier link below, go to "Research" then "La cancer research center" to see some really cool renderings. Will be 10 stories with broad side facing I-10.

http://www.rmjmhillier.com/portfolio/

http://info.aia.org/aiarchitect/this...d_lacenter.cfm



Also drove by the site of the new La state office building near duncan plaza, demolition crews are on site now tearing down the 2-story and 8-story government buildings (eyesores) that are currently there. Hopefully this building also gets underway soon.
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If construction has begun on the LCRC, then I definitely need to go downtown this weekend. Between this, 930 Poydras, and the State Office Building, this should be an interesting season for new construction in New Orleans. Most cities are seeing their construction booms come to an end, but because 2 of those 3 buildings are institutional, they have been able to find funding and begin construction.

Now we just need a major renovation of City Hall, and I hope the buildings along Loyola with all those broken windows will be renovated.
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If construction has begun on the LCRC, then I definitely need to go downtown this weekend. Between this, 930 Poydras, and the State Office Building, this should be an interesting season for new construction in New Orleans. Most cities are seeing their construction booms come to an end, but because 2 of those 3 buildings are institutional, they have been able to find funding and begin construction.

Now we just need a major renovation of City Hall, and I hope the buildings along Loyola with all those broken windows will be renovated.
Also was a good piece on WWL tonight discussing all the housing activity on Tulane ave. these days, ie. the Crescent Club and 5 or so others. Would be worth taking a drive down Tulane ave. Bring back some pictures.
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A gold SuperDome... I guess after 30 years it's due for a face lift.
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LA CANCER RESEARCH CENTER

This project was planned before the storm and pushed back. Today drove by and the whole area was was surrounded by construction fencing and equipment and workers were on site. Hopefully this thing is getting underway. Click on the rmjmHillier link below, go to "Research" then "La cancer research center" to see some really cool renderings. Will be 10 stories with broad side facing I-10.

http://www.rmjmhillier.com/portfolio/

http://info.aia.org/aiarchitect/this...d_lacenter.cfm


Also drove by the site of the new La state office building near duncan plaza, demolition crews are on site now tearing down the 2-story and 8-story government buildings (eyesores) that are currently there. Hopefully this building also gets underway soon.
New article today from the La Cancer Research Consortium. Verifies that construction on the project will officially begin in mid-April. Workers appear to be preping the site now. Great news.

http://neworleanscitybusiness.com/up...fm?recid=23573
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A gold SuperDome... I guess after 30 years it's due for a face lift.
Yeah, all the work they have done to the interior really looks great also. Dome could easily last another 30 years. The state and the Saints are very close to signing a new lease in the dome.
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