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#1 NCB

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:24 PM

With all of the residential tower development going on in the New Orleans area, I figured it was about time for the city to have it's own development thread. :thumbsup:

I'm going to start working on it right now, and should have quite a bit of developments in here by this evening.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:39 PM

Trump International Hotel and Tower New Orleans
Height: 67 stories 700+ feet
Location: Downtown New Orleans
Status: Approved
Use: Retail, Condo's, Hotel
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:04 PM

It's actually pretty far away from the central part of The Quarter. You have to go a block down, and then two blocks over across Canal Street, which is like a city block in itself, before you get to the French Quarter.
There is a height limit of 88 feet for buildings in downtown very near The Quarter, and this has been a major obstacle for a recently proposed 320 foot condo tower right next to The Quarter.

Yeah I guess I've gotten too used to Fayetteville's small blocks, especially in the areas I've been taking pics in. The older part of town has some pretty small blocks.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:10 PM

Yeah I guess I've gotten too used to Fayetteville's small blocks, especially in the areas I've been taking pics in. The older part of town has some pretty small blocks.


Certain older areas of New Orleans are like this, but as you get into the more modern parts of town the blocks become much bigger.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:48 PM

BTW, I've been working on a New Orleans development map for a couple of weeks now, but I have no idea how to post it on UP. My goal is to make a development map for the entire New Orleans metro area, and then move over to Baton Rouge.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:56 PM

BTW, I've been working on a New Orleans development map for a couple of weeks now, but I have no idea how to post it on UP. My goal is to make a development map for the entire New Orleans metro area, and then move over to Baton Rouge.

Skirby was making one for Little Rock over in the Arkansas forum too. But he couldn't find a way to post it to UP. He asked but no one else knew either and we suggested he asked Neo. I haven't heard anymore since then.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:29 PM

Vantage Tower
Height: 25 storeys 250 feet
Status: Approved
Location: Downtown New Orleans
Use: Retail, Condo's

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 08:38 PM

Harrahs' Casino New Orleans Hotel
Height: 28 storeys 270 feet
Status: Under Construction
Location: Downtown New Orleans
Use: Hotel

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:13 PM

The National D-Day Museum Expansion
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 04:09 PM

L'Ultimate Tower
Height: 22 storeys 225 feet
Status: Approved
Location: Lake Ponchartrain Lakefront-New Orleans
Use: Condo'

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:44 PM

This one seems nice although I can't say I care for the name.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:02 PM

This one seems nice although I can't say I care for the name.


Yea I think the name is a bit to much. <_<

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:30 PM

Not bad, though I too think the name is over the top. The building looks like So. Florida instead of New Orleans. Of course, lots of this stuff will be put up on the Coast soon too. I wish there were a way to make these towers more representative of their regions.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:45 PM

The building looks like So. Florida instead of New Orleans. Of course, lots of this stuff will be put up on the Coast soon too. I wish there were a way to make these towers more representative of their regions.


Yea, it seems like the only way to make a new tower represent the New Orleans area is to put the fake historic architecture on it, which I cant stand. :angry: Though most of the towers along the lakefront in New Orleans alreadly look south Florida like.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

The building's very nice (reminds me of some here in Atlanta :P ), but the name is kind of cheesy.

That rendering makes it look kind of isolated, like it's in the middle of nowhere as opposed to in a city.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

That rendering makes it look kind of isolated, like it's in the middle of nowhere as opposed to in a city.


Yea I noticed this as well. The tower is located in the Lake Marina neighborhood on the Lake Ponchartrain lakefront, where there are around seven towers between 20-30 storeys proposed, and already quite a few high rise condos.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

Yea I noticed this as well. The tower is located in the Lake Marina neighborhood on the Lake Ponchartrain lakefront, where there are around seven towers between 20-30 storeys proposed, and already quite a few high rise condos.

So, it'll have some to make it look a little less lonely then? That's good to hear.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:06 PM

So, it'll have some to make it look a little less lonely then? That's good to hear.


Oh yes, it won't look lonely at all on the lakefront. :D

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:27 AM

HRI Condominiums
Height: Tower 1- 5 storeys, 55 feet Tower 2- 12 storeys 125 feet
Status: Proposed
Location: The Warehouse District-New Orleans
Use: Condo's, Apartments

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