Just a collection of my thoughts or links to other thoughts on architecture and design.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Razing a neighborhood to save a city?

Local and federal officials on Tuesday announced plans for a 70-acre medical campus in the heart of New Orleans to replace two hospitals damaged during Hurricane Katrina, a $2 billion investment that supporters say will create thousands of jobs and begin to rebuild the citys shattered health care system. However, the National Trust for Historic Preservation estimates there are some 165 historic structures that will go down if the hospitals are built. Additionally, an earlier report by RMJM Hillier concluded it would be more quicker and more cost effective to renovate the old exisiting Charity Hospital. link and Report press release

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