New Orleans' World Trade Center: Demolish or renovate? Developers offer differing ideas |

Developers and local tourism leaders have proposed varying
ideas for what should be done with the defunct World Trade Center
 building on the New Orleans riverfront. (Architects' renderings)
Two largely out-of-town development teams would like to renovate the vacant World Trade Center office tower at the foot of Canal Street for use as a hotel and other purposes. On the other hand, a broad-based coalition of New Orleans tourism leaders wants to demolish the 33-story building built in the 1960s and replace it with a new "iconic" structure as part of a sweeping redevelopment of much of the city's east bank riverfront -- but what that new structure might be remains a question...

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