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It took me awhile to post these pictures, but here they are. :)

I was only able get around lower downtown because of the complete overhaul of the sidewalk system on Canal Street, and upper sections of Poydras Street, which is a great project that was very necessary. Though I also have some shots from Poydras Stree. Enjoy :D

The now famous Industrial Canal

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Homes directly to west of the Industrial Canal, where the levee breach occured

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By far the best view of the New Orleans skyline, coming in from New Orleans East

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Another skyline shot

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Xavier University in downtown

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Interstate signage

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Looking down Canal Boulevard, which is the northern part of Canal Street

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Looking down South Carrolton Street

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The cars that were flooded by Katrina are being placed under Interstate overpasses until they are hauled off

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Looking up the neautral ground on Canal Street as a Saint Charles Ave. Line streetcar approaches

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Looking up at the Marriot Hotel

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Looking down Canal Street from the edge of the French Quarter

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Now crossing back onto Canal

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Looking up Canal

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The Louisiana Customs Building

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An old building being destroyed on Canal

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Looking towards the World Trade Center New Orleans

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Harrah's Casino, the biggest casino in the country outside of Las Vegas, will re-open Feb. 11

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Progress on the 28 storey Harrah's Casino Hotel

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Looking up at Canal Place

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Harrah's Casino again

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Harrah's and WTC New Orleans

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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Looking up Canal Street and the neutral ground

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Many more photos to come! :D

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Great photos, NCB! I love the ones of the skyline, the old building being destroyed on Canal, and the Aquarium of the Americas one.

BTW: Did you steal my idea for naming photo threads? ;) (i.e. IC goes up the Westin Peachtree and NCB Heads Into Downtown New Orleans) It's okay if you did, though. It's not as if I reallly mind.

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Great photos, NCB! I love the ones of the skyline, the old building being destroyed on Canal, and the Aquarium of the Americas one.

BTW: Did you steal my idea for naming photo threads? ;) (i.e. IC goes up the Westin Peachtree and NCB Heads Into Downtown New Orleans) It's okay if you did, though. It's not as if I reallly mind.

Thanks, IC! :D

Haha, yea I guess I stole your idea for naming photo threads. I figured putting "NCB heads into" in front of "Downtown New Orleans" would help identify it as a photo thread.

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"An old building being destroyed on Canal"

Looks too old to be destroyed to me. Are there no protections left in New Orleans? I'd love to know more about which building this might have been. I really dread the refrain which I fear we will hear over and over...."too much damage from Katrina"...as wholesale destruction ensues.

I know that there is much which cannot be saved, but there should be real justification for what is destroyed.

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I'd love to know more about which building this might have been.

I know that there is much which cannot be saved, but there should be real justification for what is destroyed.

I'm not completely sure, but I believe the building used to be an old restaurant of bar, I believe the faded title on the brick said "Antoine's" or "Andee's" or something like that. That building has just been sitting there rotting away for years, when I took that picture the wrecking crews were just moving in on the building.

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More pictures..

Saks Fifth Avenue, which like some of the other Shops at Canal Place was looted and set on fire after Katrina, though it is expected to open by March.

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Looking up the side of Canal Place

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The Shops at Canal Place, which are upscale stores that are located on the first three floors of the building will open February 2nd.

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Work being done on the Shops at Canal Place, as seen from the glass elevator

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Looking out towards downtown from the Canal Place parking garage

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Looking out over Harrah's Casino with the Crescent City Connection visible in the back

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Looking out over the French Quarter

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Looking out over the curve in the Mississippi River

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The Harrah's Logo

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Coming up to Poydras Street. I'm a big fan of the things the city has done to make it's downtown streets nice, like lining the neutral gound's of Canal and Poydras with Palm Trees :D

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A few more to come :)

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For anyone who'd like to see what changes are in store for Canal Street, you can download the presentation at http://www.canalstreetvision.com/

I'm pretty sure it is, but isn't all of the sidewalk work currently going on on lower Canal part of this project?

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^Thanks, alon!

Yes

Great! I was under the impression that the project had been delayed due to Katrina, but that obviously doesn't seem to be the case.

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And here are the last few pictures

Looking up Poydras (I was riding with a friend, so I was able take these pictures safely ;)

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A bit of a nice canyon affect here

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I've seen the Superdome a million times, but I'm still always amazed by its mammoth size

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The crown of the historic Hibernia Bank Tower

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Looking up Poydras again

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Something I love about New Orleans, the historic and modern structures are mixed in with each other perfectly. The Hibernia Bank Tower across from the Bank One Center

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Getting onto I-10

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Exactly how I feel

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Some I-10 skyline shots

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And thats it! :)

Though I have pictures from Slidell, New Orleans East, the Causeway, and the northshore that I'll post soon. I'm also going to post my French Quarter pictures here as well.

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^Still some more photo threads to come. :D

Speaking about photos. I literally just got my new wide angle lens and kit in. I wasn't expecting it till Tuesday or Wednesday. Too bad I don't have time to test it out yet.

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^Great! Well when your able to test it out let me know what you think of it, I may be buying one as well if you think it's worth the price, as we have the same camera's and for the most part take the same types of pictures,

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^Great! Well when your able to test it out let me know what you think of it, I may be buying one as well if you think it's worth the price, as we have the same camera's and for the most part take the same types of pictures,

Sure thing. Might not be till this weekend when I get a real chance to test it out. But I'm hoping maybe I can try to take a few pics sometime this week after I get off work.

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NCB, this is my favorite view of New Orleans' downtown from street level. I've often wondered why we never see this view in photography. I guess brilliant minds think alike. :D

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^That's definately one of my favorite views of the skyline as well. There is a pretty nice canyon affect along Poydras, and that makes looking up the street look great, IMO.

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NCB, this is my favorite view of New Orleans' downtown from street level. I've often wondered why we never see this view in photography. I guess brilliant minds think alike. :D

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That view is aewsome! This makes me like NO alot! :wub:

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Nice pictures :)

I'm rather partial to this one:

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I'd be interested to see some of the residential areas, if you have any photos of them.

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Nice pictures :)

I'd be interested to see some of the residential areas, if you have any photos of them.

Thanks, Spartan. :D

I have a few pictures from Slidell and New Orleans East that I'm uploading, and I'm planning on making a photo thread for Covington as well. :thumbsup:

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I love New Orleans and I have visited there often because we have good family friends that live there on St Charles.. I look foreward to see how the city continues to respond after the hurricane. I need to visit there soon, and my family is going to atttend Mardi Gras this year.

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I love New Orleans and I have visited there often because we have good family friends that live there on St Charles.. I look foreward to see how the city continues to respond after the hurricane. I need to visit there soon, and my family is going to atttend Mardi Gras this year.

I hope your family has a great time! Coming to see the first Mardi Gras after Katrina will really be a great experience.

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