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Fischer Highrise

Identification

Fischer Highrise
William J. Fischer High-Rise, Fischer Apartments
151586

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
modernism

Usage

public housing

Facts

  • The building was imploded on the morning of January 25, 2004, the first implosion of a high-rise building in the city of New Orleans.
  • This was the only high-rise building in New Orleans located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.
  • The highrise is named in honor of William J. Fischer, a former HANO chairman who served during the 1950s.
  • The first lease for the highrise was signed in March 1966.
  • The demolition was a $1.1 million federally financed implosion.
  • HANO plans to replace the highrise with a mixed-income community that resembles a traditional New Orleans neighborhood.

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Location

2030 Whitney Avenue
70114
U.S.A.

Technical Data

167.30 ft
13
1966
2004

Involved Companies

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Also recorded for this building:

demolition company, developer, explosive engineering, owner