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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Facilities Planning and Control (FP&C) Proposal to Demolish the State Office Building and State Office Building Annex"
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Name: Neil Alexander
City: New Orleans, LA.
Specific
property
affected:
La State Supreme Court Duncan Plaza
Comments: This comment refers to The Supreme Court Building. The demolition of this historic structure will certainly be regarded as an extraordinary lapse of critical and creative thinking. The building represents an important time in the city's history when it grew out of its 19th century image to a modern innovative city.

Its design and construction are of the highest quality both for its time and in todays standards. The exterior is clad in 2" polished stone of various colors and patterns. The integrity of these materials wrap around all 4 elevations.

Its place in the Civic Plaza needs to be addressed as well as it is one of the 5 buildings that made up this modern civic square laid out in the 1950s. City Hall, Civil Courts, Public Library, and State Office buildings all were planned to serve a new city.

We will be doing a disservice to generations to come by dismissing the value of this exquisite
public building.