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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fundís (Tulane) Proposal to Demolish the Anthropology Building (U064), 1021 Audubon Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Brad Vogel
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Specific
property
affected:
1021 Audubon Street - Tulane Anthropology Building
Comments: I oppose the destruction of the Anthropology Building.

As a Tulane Law student, I have often observed the structure, which I find to be rather unique, while walking between campus and various points on and beyond Broadway.

I think it would be unwise to raze this structure - which the University should simply make a long-term effort to restore for use as classroom or support activities. I know firsthand that various Tulane Law School law journals are in dire need of additional space. That's just one of the myriad potential uses for the structure.

I think the stucco architecture of the building is worth preserving, and I do not see what better use the random lot, located in such close proximity to Tulane University, will come to in the end beyond what I proposed above.

Moreover, considering the structure as a part of the polyglot Tulane campus itself, I do not see many, if any structures that represent the same early 20th Century style. In that respect, the building serves as a unique component in the overall architectural landscape of the neighborhood - one that right now serves the end goals of having a rich, diverse structural environment (the precise thing that we ultimately end up shooting for with new urbanism approaches to development anyway).

I respectfully oppose the demolition of the Anthropology Building.