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Woolworth Tower

Identification

Woolworth Tower
Woolworth's Condo Tower
249880

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Structure in General

high-rise building
unbuilt [cancelled]
postmodernism

Usages

residential condominium
shop(s) parking

Facts

  • This was the first major high-rise project to be announced within New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  • The tower would have consisted of 16,000 square feet of ground level retail, 9 floors of parking and 20 floors of condominium units.
  • Was to have been constructed atop a site currently occupied by a 1940s-era Woolworth's drug store that was the site of lunch counter sit-ins during the early years of the American Civil Rights Movement in 1960.
  • Due to its close proximity to the historic Vieux Carre, its height of 316 feet in an area currently zoned for only 85 feet may prevent it from being constructed as proposed.
  • The tower portion of the condominium would have been setback from the 10 floor street-level, mid-rise portion. This would have kept the tower from appearing out of place along the historic corridor.
  • Project was scrapped in late summer 2006 after fierce opposition from then City Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson and French Quarter residents.
  • In August 2007, 1031 Canal was proposed for this site.

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Location

100 North Rampart Street
1041 Canal Street
100 North Rampart Street at Canal Street
70112
New Orleans
Louisiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

96.32 m
30
330
$110,000,000

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