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Old Posted Jul 22, 2006, 12:13 AM
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Woolworth Tower
30 floors of sheer beauty

100 North Rampart

Bordering street #1 Canal Street
Bordering street #2 North Rampart Street
Neighborhood Central Business District
District French Quarter/CBD
City New Orleans
Country U.S.A.

Technical Data
Height (struct.) 96 m 316 ft
Floors (OG) 30

Building in General
Type of construction high-rise building
Status approved

- This is the first major high-rise project to be announced within New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
- The tower would consist of 16,000 square feet of ground level retail, 9 floors of parking and 20 floors of condominium units.
- Would be 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 will be setback from the 10 floor street-level, mid-rise portion. This keeps the tower from appearing out of place along the historic Canal Street corridor.
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