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Old 04-18-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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I was thinking about making a thread for this because I was wondering how so much could be going on in the city and nobody was posting about it. From the new airport to the Trade district, WW2 Museum expansions, and south market district. So much excitement. It should be way more active.
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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It should be way more active and so should the Baton Rouge forum.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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It is pretty cool to see everything that is going on in this city. I never would have predicted it 10 years ago. Seems like every block in the CBD has or recently had construction going on.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Well now that the frivolous lawsuit has been rejected, the Four Seasons New Orleans hotel can begin in earnest:
World Trade Center lawsuit dismissed, clearing path for Four Seasons | NOLA.com

Now these are the plans. This will be magnificent!

New Orleans World Trade Center: Four Seasons developer picked as top choice for city lease | NOLA.com

What's the plan?

A 350-room Four Seasons luxury hotel on floors seven through 19, and 76 hotel-serviced condos on floors 21 through 30 to open in December 2017. With room service amenities, the condos will be attractive to buyers looking for a second or third home, according to the developers.

An interactive cultural attraction and observation deck on the 31st and 33rd floors will be curated and narrated by Henry Louis Gates, director of Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. "New Orleans: History at the Confluence of Cultures" will focus on three key aspects: the landscape of oceans, rivers and swamps; the history of migration, slavery and the global economy; and the culture of jazz music, food and Mardi Gras.

Two new buildings on the northeast and southeast corners of the tower. The northeast building will house a ballroom, meeting rooms and a restaurant. The southeast building will have 225 parking spots, mostly for residents. The buildings will extend over the streetcar and railroad tracks.

An urban park at the corner of Canal Street and Convention Center Boulevard and two public courtyards.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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An observation deck is LONG overdue in New Orleans. Maybe this will bring new tenants to the Riverwalk as well.

Yeah it's crazy too see all the development but sad to see no new jobs are being created for the people who live here.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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An observation deck is LONG overdue in New Orleans. Maybe this will bring new tenants to the Riverwalk as well.

Yeah it's crazy too see all the development but sad to see no new jobs are being created for the people who live here.
I agree. I miss the old observation deck, was great for getting drinks and a view!

What do you think about the proposed African American museum in the Four Seasons?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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I'm interested in seeing what the content will be. Anything like public school curriculum history lessons will be disappointing. Especially considering the context of present day America.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:07 AM
 
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I'm interested in seeing what the content will be. Anything like public school curriculum history lessons will be disappointing. Especially considering the context of present day America.
Henry Louis Gates, director of Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, will be curating the collection.

I suspect that it will be very good. He is the top expert in this field.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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Henry Louis Gates, director of Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, will be curating the collection.

I suspect that it will be very good. He is the top expert in this field.
I will have to wait and see to pass judgement but I hope it's depth is something to be appreciated by all backgrounds.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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I will have to wait and see to pass judgement but I hope it's depth is something to be appreciated by all backgrounds.
What do you mean? He is African American himself...
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