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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 03:59 PM
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Dreaming of a New New Orleans ----
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:01 PM
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1. Sorry, I'm not getting it.....please explain
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:08 PM
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2. Just my feeling that the rebuilding will be chain store mall-ified.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:17 PM
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3. Not if New Orleans is transformed into up-scale condominiums
....luxuary resort hotels, gaming casinos and a Disneyfied Dixieland. City planners of new Orleans have wanted to move lower income, underclasses out of the center city and replace with a higher tax base businesses and luxury residential living quarters for decades.

This is a neo-con/real estate developers' wet dream!
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:23 PM
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4. I am in Miami right now on biz. Developers have trashed this town.
Overbuilt areas everywhere. No regard for any city planning. Dense clusters of ugly as hell hi-rises. I have no doubt many are shoddy and suspect. Can't imagine what will happen in the next hurricane.
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MsTryska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:25 PM
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5. How do you know this?
About the City Planners?
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 04:29 PM
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6. They will pry this city out of my cold, dead hands!
</charlton-heston>

We need to come up with an alternative progressive vision of N.O. right away, and be prepared to implement it "by any means necessary", or we will find ourselves in an America that has no soul. :scared:
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-05 05:07 PM
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7. The disneyfication of Times Square broke my heart.
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