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Lakefront Airport

Good news for Shushan Airport. Especially considering yesterdays New York Times piece about the demolition of many of the WPA projects.

The details of this building are very significant to the period. the Enrique Alferez details are a real standout.

Lakefront Airport

And the series of murals are breathtaking.

Lakefront Airport

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

2 tragedies..bad renovation and neglect

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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.

  • celcus

    There have been a lot of people working to see this happen for a long time.

  • And I for one am glad they have been.