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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 01:47 PM

Hard Rock demolition latest: Developers seek to fell 3 nearby buildings

The developers of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans are seeking a permit to take down three adjacent buildings as part of their demolition plan for the site, according to permits filed with the city.

The plan would involve tearing down century-old structures — two on Canal Street and one on Iberville Street — that survived the collapse and are owned by the major partners in the Hard Rock project.

Historic preservationists said they are sensitive to the complex challenges of bringing down the rest of the hotel safely and recovering the bodies of two workers that remain in the rubble. But they, along with a City Council member, worry the demolitions may be unnecessary and simply result in more properties being destroyed.

“It’s been a tragedy,” Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates Executive Director Erin Holmes said of the collapse. “But we don’t need to continue removing the historic fabric of Canal Street. VCPORA is going to be opposed to any further demolition around the site unless a clear need is demonstrated for their removal.”

Read more: https://www.nola.com/news/article_6a354d5e-2378-11ea-bf29-c314fc7d4692.html

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Sun Dec 22, 2019, 04:53 PM

1. i can certainly understan why they would want this

those buildings are very close together.

this was main street new orleans through most of the 20th century.

for me it would be a close call, but I might let them take down the buildings with proviso that the new construction be appropriate to surroundings.

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