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After Katrina

Below is a listing of recent news stories about New Orleans and other areas still impacted by the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans Seeks to Redefine Itself Through Architecture
05/27/09
Outlet: The New York Times - Student Journalism Institute

From May 26 - In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed Charity Hospital and the neighboring Mid-City Historic District on its list of America's most endangered historic places. The building suffered flood damage during the hurrica...

Historic District in New Orleans Threatened
05/26/09
Outlet: Architectural Record

From May 24 - In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed New Orleans Charity Hospital and the neighborhood surrounding it, the Mid-City Historic District, on its list of Americas most endangered historic places. Now, the Trust is ta...

Lawsuit Aims to Prevent Razing of New Orleans Historic District
05/21/09
Outlet: Architectural Record

In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed New Orleans Charity Hospital and the neighborhood surrounding it, the Mid-City Historic District, on its list of Americas most endangered historic places. Now, the Trust is taking its prote...

At-Risk Architecture
05/15/09
Outlet: Washington Post - Online

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2009 List of 11 Endangered Sites Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles Miami Marine Stadium, Miami Dorchester Academy, Midway, Ga. Lanai City, Hawaii Unity Temple, Oak Park, Ill. Ames...

New hospital drawings fuel land dispute
05/11/09
Outlet: Times-Picayune

Walter Gallas, director of the New Orleans office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said the current plans set up a "worst-case scenario" that the state completes initial construction but never expands and finds no other uses for the l...

Preservation Group Files Suit to Block New N.O. Hospitals
05/04/09
Outlet: Times-Picayune

From May 2 - The National Trust asserts that the agencies dismissed alternative sites, proposed inadequate measures to mitigate negative effects, and have given insufficient consideration to the existing Charity Hospital and VA buildings. The Nationa...

Preservationists Sue over New Orleans Hospital Plan
05/04/09
Outlet: The Advocate

From May 2 - A congressionally chartered preservationist organization filed suit Friday in Washington, D.C., accusing federal agencies of failing to consider the adverse effects of building a new LSU teaching hospital and a VA hospital in New Orleans...

Preservation Group Files Federal Lawsuit Over Hospital Plans
05/04/09
Outlet: WNOE-FM

From May 2 - The National Trust for Historic Preservation alleges the VA and FEMA violated national environmental policy by failing to analyze the impacts on historic properties in the area in Mid-City where the hospitals would be built. The organiza...

Preservationists Sue Over Hospital Plans
05/04/09
Outlet: Associated Press (AP)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants a federal judge keep the government from moving ahead with the plans until a more thorough review is done. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal Emergency Management Agency are named as...

Hospital Plan Process Criticized
04/30/09
Outlet: Times-Picayune

Representatives from the National Trust for Historic Preservation echoed previous criticisms that the designs show very little physical sharing between the state hospital called the LSU Academic Medical Complex and the proposed Veterans Affairs hosp...

Rust eating island history
04/29/09
Outlet: Galveston County Daily News, The

The National Trust for Historic Preservation said Tuesday that Galveston's cast iron architecture was in imminent danger of being lost and included the buildings on its 2009 list of most endangered places in the country. Many of Galvestons histo...

Galveston’s architecture endangered
04/28/09
Outlet: Houston Business Journal

Houston Business Journal Rust corrodes the cast-iron columns of the W.L. Moody Building at 2202-2206 Strand. Related News Galvestons cast-iron architecture has been placed on the 2009 list of Americas 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by th...

Galveston's cast-iron architecture put on endangered list
04/28/09
Outlet: Portfolio.com

Galvestons cast-iron architecture has been placed on the 2009 list of Americas 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The cast-iron architecture found in the late-19th-century Greek Revival and Italiana...

The Strand's Historic Buildings Get A Boost
04/28/09
Outlet: Houston Press

Photo courtesy Galveston Historical Foundation The Strand, downtown Galveston's most historic district, is getting a little help today in its efforts to preserve itself. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named 'The Cast-Iron Arch...

Galveston’s cast-iron architecture put on endangered list
04/27/09
Outlet: Houston Business Journal

The cast-iron architecture found in the late-19th-century Greek Revival and Italianate buildings in Galvestons 12-block Strand/Mechanic National Historic Landmark District, represents one of the largest collections of historic commercial buildings in...

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