Wednesday, August 4, 2010

National Trust :: Modernism in New Orleans

Many of the Big Easy's Midcentury Buildings Face Demolition.
Whitney Bank, New Orleans

Credit: Trevor Meeks
The year is 1955; the place, New Orleans. Progressive Architecture magazine has just held its second annual Design Awards, juried by Bauhaus School founder Walter Gropius. The list of winners brings a surprise: New Orleans and Louisiana capture six of the awards—more than any other city and state in the nation. The awards recognize the work of five different architectural teams, including the noted firm Curtis and Davis, whose later work will include the 1975 Superdome.

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