It really is incredible to me just how much money LSU has. I didn't really believe they'd be able to build the engineering addition, but not only are they doing that, but they're also completely renovating and reskinning Patrick Taylor. I mean, there's a lot of things, I've never heard of but who has every heard of reskinning a big ole building like CEBA?? "In April of 2015, LSU will begin the renovation and expansion of the Patrick F Taylor Hall. This project includes a 130,000 square foot expansion of the existing 300,000 square foot LSU College of Engineering. The scope of work includes the conversion of the exterior courtyards into interior “collaborative engineering workshops”. In addition, the existing building will receive a renovation/retrofit complete with new finishes and new mechanical and electrical systems. Because this project is the first phase of a multiphase redevelopment of the southern portion of campus, the existing 1970’s modernist façade will be removed and replaced with an architectural precast concrete façade which complements the historic architecture of LSU."
They can definitely do something with the land opposite the Pentagon Barracks and the parking lots, but for the rest of the riverfront I just don't see what they can do with the sliver of grass on one side and the fact that the other side is regularly inundated with water. Some of these other cities are really fair comparisons as it seems they had blocks worth of presumably non-flooding land.
7- 2 = 5 We might as well dash the thought of a shared international airport from our minds because Armstrong definitely isn't going to be downgraded and it wouldn't make sense to put a new international airport in Hammond because the people of New Orleans aren't going to drive past Armstrong to Tangipahoa. And if peoplepeople in south BR won't drive to BTR, I doubt they'd drive to Tangipahoa. And they won't build one in between BR and NO when they already have one: Armstrong.
I have an idea... perhaps they could build an "outdoor museum" with bronze statues and plaques narrating the history of Baton Rouge, starting the legend of the raising of the red stick and ending with post-Katrina. They could be along the levee walk on the street side so they can be seen from the street and lit at night.