Good news for “Shushan Airport”:http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/02/lakefront_airport_celebrates_7.htmltoday. Especially considering yesterdays “New York Times piece”:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/09/us/09wpa.html?_r=1 about the demolition of many of the WPA projects.

The details of this building are very significant to the period. the “Enrique Alferez”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Alf%C3%A9rez details are a real standout.

And the series of murals are breathtaking.

It has the potential to be a magnificent space once again and that is cause for celebration.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...