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San Luis

There has been a movement to Save the San Luis

Some of the events have been organized by a New Orleans Blogger who writes about Preservation in his home town of St Louis at Dotage

Matthew has an interesting thesis in the works where he discusses new media and preservation.

The story of the San Luis is an interesting one and also illustrates the voracious need for parking lots or should I say desire. People seem to have a greater understanding of the need to park a car than they do of receiving health care or decent schools. The car seems to be the number one fetish object in this country.

So after the Archdiocese spends a million dollars to destroy the San Luis they will have created an urban heat sink. I hope they at least think enough to dedicate this parking lot to someone like they did here in New Orleans.

Memorial Parking Lot

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Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • Justin

    If anyone ever dedicates a parking lot to me I will come back and haunt them.