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Executive Order

The City issued a demolition permit for this building under the Mayors Executive order.

1441 Canal

Go figure……

According to the City’s department of Safety and Permits, this is a permit to finish the demolition of the building started in 2005. This permit authorized the removal of the remaining pile caps and underground features so that the BioInnovation center can be built

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About Karen Gadbois

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.

  • This must be the last 19th century building standing in that section of Canal above Rampart. It has great cast iron details. Structure appears sound. It’s not at all in “Imminent Danger of Collapse.” And no historic review? That’s criminal.

  • D

    That is such a fabulous old building! How can they just tear it down??!

  • I am sure they won’t but they have created a loophole that would allow them to..

  • janniah

    i think the building is nice looking but it looks like it can collaspes in any min

  • Janniah

    This building is solid. Are you a student? Is your class looking at the blog?

    Some of your comments have been accidently deleted so please continue to leave comments as I fix the problem.