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Capitol Park Complex

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Explorer brothers Iberville and Beinville opened the gateway from the Gulf of Mexico to the Mississippi River. The Capitol Park Complex(consolidated state offices) is complete with the final two buildings Beinville and Iberville opening. Known as the "Gateway Buildings" going to the State Capitol.

Beinville Building; An additional 1,200 workers will be moving in this month.

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Iberville Building; Moving into in August.

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The Gateway of the Capitol Park Complex Iberville(left) Beinville(right)

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Looking down North Street (L to R) LaSalle Bldg. Iberville, Beinville, Galvez; La Salle Parking Garage/ YMCA(front right)

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Looking from the back.

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New Capitol Park Visitors Center; Pentagon Barracks(bottom left)

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Main Street Market part of the Galvez Parking Garage

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The Capitol Park Complex($ 370 million) will save the state of Louisiana alot of $money$ by owning the buildings and consolidating them onto one campus. Previously state agencies were leasing office space all around Baton Rouge.

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WOW, what an improvement for downtown Baton Rouge!!

I'm thoroughly impressed.

Is the State the largest employer in Baton Rouge? I'd guess "yes" but I'll let Guru Richy answer me! :D

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Great photos and some great looking buildings, Richy! That's a very impressive project and a very impressive government campus. Definately great for downtown Baton Rouge! And thanks for posting the pictures! :D

Is the State the largest employer in Baton Rouge? I'd guess "yes" but I'll let Guru Richy answer me! :D

I would think so as well, but the Petrochemical Industry and local universities are also very big employers in the area.

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I'm thoroughly impressed.

Is the State the largest employer in Baton Rouge? I'd guess "yes" but I'll let Guru Richy answer me!

:rofl:

Thanks, yall are right. I checked to make sure on city-data on BR's largest employer.

* Louisiana Dept. of State Civil Service 24,985

* Shaw Group 12,500

*EBR Parish Schools 11,312

* Turner Industries 11,092

*L.S.U. 6,809

*ExxonMobil 5,261

*data from-2004

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^Thanks for getting the info, Richy, looks like the State is by far the largest employer in the Baton Rouge area. And wow, look at Shaw Group! I had no idea they had 12,500 employees. :w00t:

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^Thanks for getting the info, Richy, looks like the State is by far the largest employer in the Baton Rouge area. And wow, look at Shaw Group! I had no idea they had 12,500 employees. :w00t:

Yeah, that was my first shock... 12,000+ employees for Shaw!! And 25,000 is EXTREMELY impressive for the State as well. Wow!

The State employs 8,948 peope in my area, with the top employer being Barksdale Air Force Base with 9,815 people... a far cry from the 25,000+ for the State in Baton Rouge and even a far cry from Shaw's 12,000+ in Baton Rouge. Wow.

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Where did you guys find these stats? I've been looking on city-data but I can only find totals for local government employees. I'd like to see a larger list of major employers in New Orleans.

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Richy I was downtown late last week taking my kids to the Planetarium and the USS Kidd. Here are a few I snapped from the top of the Capitol.

Pentagon Barracks

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Great photos, Bryde, thanks for adding those. I love the view from the top of the Capitol, especially on a clear day when it seems like you can see forever.

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Where did you guys find these stats? I've been looking on city-data but I can only find totals for local government employees. I'd like to see a larger list of major employers in New Orleans.

I'm not sure about Richy, but I searched on Google for 'major Shreveport employers' and came up with a recent Shreveport Times article showing the city's largest employers and their numbers.

EDIT: and by the way... byrde... AWESOME shots, man!

I swear next time I'm down in New Orleans I'm going to have to spend at least one day in downtown Baton Rouge taking pictures and looking around. I might even run into some of you guys! :D

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Richy I was downtown late last week taking my kids to the Planetarium and the USS Kidd. Here are a few I snapped from the top of the Capitol.

Awesome pics Byrde !!! Thanks so much for posting those pics. :good:

Sorry I did not reply sooner; I has a brain freeze(fa-t) I guess. :dontknow: I really like all the different shots you took. I need to go on top of the State Capitol soon myself, it's been awhile. That pic you have looking down Fourth Street is going to change dramatically in a few years. We can always take a before and after pic in about 2009? . BTW Two imploded old out-of-date bulidings traded in for 4 new State Bldgs. is a great trade-off !!!

Look how small the new 5-story LACAP Bldg. looks ! ha in Pic #3 on the left.

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Awesome pics Byrde !!! Thanks so much for posting those pics. :good:

Sorry I did not reply sooner; I has a brain freeze(fa-t) I guess. :dontknow: I really like all the different shots you took. I need to go on top of the State Capitol soon myself, it's been awhile. That pic you have looking down Fourth Street is going to change dramatically in a few years. We can always take a before and after pic in about 2009? . BTW Two imploded old out-of-date bulidings traded in for 4 new State Bldgs. is a great trade-off !!!

Look how small the new 5-story LACAP Bldg. looks ! ha in Pic #3 on the left.

Wow... compared to the government buildings, it DOES look small!

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Wow... compared to the government buildings, it DOES look small!

Nice Cap Comles. Baton Rouge still needs more height . What is going on in Port Allen area. I remember drivig into BR and there is nothing 2miles west of the city

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Baton Rouge still needs more height . What is going on in Port Allen area. I remember drivig into BR and there is nothing 2miles west of the city

Baton Rouge will get there, and the "Big 4" projects alone will greatly improve the skyline. As for what's going on in Port Allen, Petrochemicals, and from what I know, that's about it.

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What is going on in Port Allen area.

Port Allen is in the process of completing a nice 3-story New City Hall adjacent to their new Riverfront Landing.

Westport (where all the hotels are) Hwy.415 could get a new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and connect with La.Hwy. 1.

Brusly is really starting to take-off with a new YMCA and Wal-Mart and new neighborhoods.

Talks of a possible new casino in WBR. But I think it's doubtful.

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Talks of a possible new casino in WBR. But I think it's doubtful.

Do you have any more info on this, Richy? I like casino development news, even if the plans are doubtful to work.

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A pic I never posted when making the Capitol Park Complex thread over a month ago.

This is the view of the State Capitol from in between the two "Gateway" State Buildings(Iberville-left & Bienville).

During the finishing touches of construction you can see the traffic-light tilting. :lol:

The 8-story Claiborne State Bldg. just above the trees is in the distant far left.

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Those buildings are very iconic. They look great IMO. I know of no state that can rival Louisiana's state office buildings.

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A few more pics I wanted to add to the Capitol Park Complex; which some say is one of the nation's best campuses.

State Library of Louisiana

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Fourth Street Capitol Park Gateway between the Bienville bldg. & Iberville bldg.

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Louisiana State Museum w/ my favorite new state bldg(Galvez) on left

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Lobby of new Louisiana State Museum

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Looking outside the lobby

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Looking west down North Street toward the river;

4 new state buildings Galvez, Bienville, Iberville, LaSalle

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Part of the pretty Capitol grounds

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In late 2003 three of the old state buildings were imploded, but one of the sites is still vacant?? :dontknow:

This Dept. of Education bldg. was demolished:sick: in place of...

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...the "New" Bienville Building

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This Dept. of Natural Resources Bldg. was demolished in place of...

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....the new Iberville Bldg. lit-up nicely.

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And the Dept. of Insurance bldg. was demolished....in place of

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....This is the vacant site today. What's up with that?? I had heard something about an office building possibly going up in a few years.(not as tall) The old Insurance Bldg. did not look that bad; it could have fit in nicely in Corporate Square near the Marriott.

I hear the underground parking flooded to easily??Something needs to be done here!

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The Capitol Park Campus/grounds is said to be as nice as any in the U.S....and with the addition of the amphitheatre that should top-it-off!!!

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The could have kept it, just repaint it and change the windows to blue ones and it would have been fine. I think it would be neat to another museum there maybe oflocal history? :)

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This thread finally comes back after nearly 8 months off. Though the new amphitheatre is not included here.

This answers my question from two post above. Looks like they will finally build something at this site here just east of the State Capitol.

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DDD receives report on possible new office building

An update on a possible new building for Capitol Park and discussions of the North Boulevard Town Square/Riverfront Master Plan headlined this morning's Downtown Development District Commission meeting.

The new office building/parking garage would be between Fifth and Sixth streets, north of Lakeland Drive, south of Arsenal Park and just southeast of the Capitol, and would most likely house Louisiana Economic Development. If funding can be secured from the legislature's Capital Outlay fund, requests for bids could go out this calendar year after the start of the next fiscal year in July.

http://www.businessreport.com/archives/daily-report/latest/

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The new building renderings look nice,but I wish they would have a little more narrow with Iberville and Bienville buildings, and added more height. They could do the same with this new building taking the old Insurance building's place, make it about 10 - 12 floors. I'm glad they demolished that education building,that was one ugly building!

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