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Canceled: Online tour of the World Trade Center renovation in New Orleans
Unfortunately, tonight’s virtual tour of the World Trade Center renovation has been canceled due to a change in the developers’ construction schedule. PRC is committed to offering tours of historic buildings under renovation and hopes to reschedule this members-only program for a future date. For information about the PRC’s Beams & Brews tour series, please contact Sarina Mohan at [email protected]. For membership information, please contact Whiton Paine at [email protected].
The historic World Trade Center building at 2 Canal St. is undergoing an extensive renovation as it is converted into the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences by developers Carpenter & Co. and Woodward Interests. The Preservation Resource Center will host an exclusive preview of the renovation in a virtual tour open only to PRC members. Overlooking the Mississippi River at the foot of Canal Street, the striking modernist building was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and constructed in 1968. The property sat vacant for many years after Hurricane Katrina and was nearly demolished. The tour will be conducted by Raymond Armant and Ashley King of Trapolin Peer Architects and will include remarks by Brad Converse of Cambridge 7, the project’s lead architecture firm which has partnered with Trapolin Peer, Bear Cheezem, project manager with Woodward Interests, and Gabrielle Begue of MacRostie Historic Advisors, the tax credit consultants on the project.
This festive event is part of the PRC’s Beams & Brews series, and tour participants will receive a custom cocktail recipe from The Chloe, a new hotel under development by LeBLANC + SMITH hospitality group. LeBLANC + SMITH Beverage Director Jason Sorbet will demonstrate how to whip up the cocktail at the beginning of the virtual tour. To follow along, you’ll need the following ingredients: gin, fresh lemon juice, tea syrup and your favorite type of fruit preserves or jam.
Photograph by Wally Gobetz