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Old 01-10-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I freaking love that building. I did not know that.
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Yep. I hope I'm wrong, but $55 Million for a 16 story, retro Miami-esque looking condominium is just a tad bit disappointing
Agreed. Not to mention how long it took just to get this far.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: southern california
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in france they decided long ago to make them all 7 stories bek that was what firefighters would effectively handle. but since then they changed the rules.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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But there are many other high-rises in New Orleans and the ground stability problems have been solved. Some reasons why the cemeteries are above ground is due to it being popular in France and Spain and a high water table (not necessarily because of below sea level since many cemeteries are above sea level). There are also below ground cemeteries as well. I believe around half of New Orleans is at or above sea level. I think the main problem with high-rises is people believe they are out of scale with their neighborhoods.
You're right - I remember that cemeteries in Paris have above ground graves, too - really beautiful btw. The architecture of New Orleans is so different from the rest of the country. I can understand why they say it is the most "French" city of America. The older buildings with the lacy metalwork and all the ornate details set it apart from other cities, and I do think highrises will spoil the beauty of New Orleans, but that aside companies would really bring a lot of money into New Orleans that would help with fixing everything that still needs fixing.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:57 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I freaking love that building. I did not know that.
Yeah, that's probably my favorite New Orleans skyscraper.

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You're right - I remember that cemeteries in Paris have above ground graves, too - really beautiful btw. The architecture of New Orleans is so different from the rest of the country. I can understand why they say it is the most "French" city of America. The older buildings with the lacy metalwork and all the ornate details set it apart from other cities, and I do think highrises will spoil the beauty of New Orleans, but that aside companies would really bring a lot of money into New Orleans that would help with fixing everything that still needs fixing.
There are already plenty of high-rises in the CBD and Warehouse District and adding more to those two neighborhoods can not really spoil the beauty anymore. All in all it probably improves the beauty. Also high-rise buildings have been a part of New Orleans and this country for a 120+ years.

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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Adding high rises to the new orleans skyline will not hurt anything...business will still get done
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Adding high rises to the new orleans skyline will not hurt anything...business will still get done
One huge building sucking up office space would hurt the CBD right now.
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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I think it has to do with something about sea level, maybe the ground is not too stable. Cemeteries have above ground plots because of the sea level. Maybe, I am totally wrong, but New Orleans is below sea level (I'm not sure). I have to research this later at some point. Interesting question. The city may also just hate tall buildings because it worries that they clash with the historical beauty of the older buildings.
I was always told that the caskets were buried above ground to prevent bodies from washing away in a flood.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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One huge building sucking up office space would hurt the CBD right now.
And how is that?
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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And how is that?
Because it would slow development of the smaller empty and lower class office buildings. I'd rather every building full and every lot be developed before we see any highrises. I'd like to see a 25 story GE building though.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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Because it would slow development of the smaller empty and lower class office buildings. I'd rather every building full and every lot be developed before we see any highrises. I'd like to see a 25 story GE building though.
That wont ever happen. If a company comes in thats bigger than the buildings that are available, and they really want to be here, they will build to suit
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