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  1. Who the hell is rapper BG? He can't be that famous!
  2. 930 Poydras turned out to be much nicer than I thought it would be. As for the BioInovation Center, what's up with that? They were driving test pilings a few months ago, but now nothing. The Tulane/LSU Cancer Center is going up nicely, though. As for the Saenger, it is nice that the marquee is turned on, although only one side of it blinks as it was designed. However, it does not appear that anything else is going on. If significant construction was happening, you'd think that the area around the building would be cordoned off to allow for construction contractor trucks, etc. This project MUST happen. The Loews State Palace and Orpheum could be spurred back by a success with the Saenger. It seems like the only development going on besides single/multi-residential housing is road paving, which is much needed. I'm glad that Earhart is finally being finished and that Carrollton and St. Charles are also progressing. That being said, what about smaller residential streets? Whatever happened to paving assessments, when the city would assess each piece of property a fee to repave the street? I'd chip in to have my block repaved!
  3. It appears that 930 Poydras has topped out. Air conditioning units are being placed on the roof, and there's no more re-bar to suggest that they'll be building up anymore. In driving on the Pontchartrain Expressway from the CCC to Carrollton, I noticed that the building has a mild impact on the skyline. It does fill a gap between the Energy Centre and First Bank & Trust. As for the latter, I noticed that the flood lighting is working again. The building's been dark at night for months.
  4. A few weeks ago, the crane at 930 Poydras was raised about a hundred feet over the weekend. It is now even with the 26th floor of the First Bank & Trust Tower, which makes me wonder whether the final height will be a little higher. Speaking of the First Bank & Trust Tower, the flood lighting hasn't been working on it lately. Come to think of it, the lights on top of the Energy Center haven't been working either, at least not on a regular basis. When Benson buys Dominion, I hope he fixes up the lighting, only half of which work.
  5. Huey P. Long This website has pics and computer generated video showing the approaches, etc. The eastbound approaches are rising very quickly on the westbank, and the westbank surface road is visible as one comes on the down-ramp on the westbank side. The cement supports have the HPL bridge support arch on them.
  6. The site looks like the same block as the old Radisson Hotel right by Tulane Medical Center.
  7. I see this building going up every work day. I can only hope that the portion of the curtain wall that is up is far from finished product. It is dark and dreary.
  8. What's the deal with Tracage? Are the Lengsfeld Loft owners suing because of the view? The property was properly zoned, and Louisiana law makes it pretty clear that you don't have a right to a view when a building is being built next to another building.
  9. I apologize if I am asking an already-answered question: I noticed that piles are being driven right behind University Hospital. This is not the area where the cancer center will be built. The location is several blocks up Tulane Avenue and directly behind University Hospital. Does anyone know what's being built?
  10. A second smaller crane was present at 930 Poydras this morning and was offloading equipment . Seeing a tower crane on the sight will be great!
  11. It sure was great to see the Streetcars back on S. Carrollton! Now....it'll be good to soon see a red streetcars return to Canal. I think the first one is suppose to be ready in August.
  12. A very close friend of mine's father was very close to Ruth Fertel, and my friend owns a portion of a few of the restaurants. He said that Ruth is spinning in her grave.
  13. I think HRI has put the Ice House project....on ice. (Pardon the pun). I'm disappointed with 927 Poeyfarre. It looks like Mills Row or the Saulet, i.e., pastiche architecture.
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