Eradicating New Orleans
Editor B's latest post really pisses me off. How in the world was this demolition allowed???? And more importantly what is going to go in its place? A weed-filled lot?
The City of New Orleans' future is tied to the preservation of what makes us different--and a leading part of that is our historic architecture. We lose that and this place truly is finished as it is one of the only things New Orleans really has in its favor over other cities. I don't care how much interior damage properties such as these have caused from the flood, caused from the terimites, or caused from years of neglect by absent white-flight leave New Orleans to die landlords--properties such as this one must be salvaged and renovated to preserve the urban fabric and keep New Orleans New Orleans.
Lakeview and Gentilly and New Orleans East are different situations than the pre-war developed portions of the city as post-war properties are architecturally expendable (no offense). A single Victorian shotgun is not expendable. Sorry. Please make this stop. Please. If this city only had a leader . . .
Check out Squandered Heritage to see a site dedicated to documenting the ongoing atrocities.
WTF is this thing?????????? There's bad--and then there's BBBBBBBBBBBAAAD. The Home Depot deluxe door is a fantastic touch. Do not issue this contractor (not going to even stoop to calling this person an architect) a building permit EVER.
TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Historic Preservation, Nagin, Demolition