Saturday, June 19, 2010

"...we got a reprieve!"

The reader of questions sent up that cry last evening at the conclusion of what was supposed to be the final evening of trivia at Deutsches Haus.

Twenty one teams, many with goofy German names, filled the buzzing structure on S. Galvez Street that is the heart of New Orleans' Germanic cultural heritage - and is located in the proposed LSU medical complex footprint in Lower Mid-City.  The beer flowed freely.  "We'll see you for the next two months at least."

Our team took third overall, although I think we had a few built in advantages because some of the team members are longtime participants - and many of the questions were culled from all the past trivia nights.  I had a great time.

Deutsches Haus has a deep connection with people all across the city.  In its mayorally mandated review of the site design, I would encourage the firm of Goody Clancy to consider a revised site plan that would a) merge the VA and LSU medical centers into one footprint, and b) locate that revised, more vertical structure in the lower part of the current LSU footprint...and thereby Save the Haus.

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