Thursday, March 17, 2011
A pre-bid conference will be held today at the Jacobs trailer on Palmyra Street in the LSU Footprint, per this notice in yesterday's Times-Picayune.
Interestingly, it calls for bids for the demolition of the "Pallas Hotel" - no, that's not a Greek hotel somewhere out there. It's a reference to what was most recently the Grand Palace Hotel, the giant building at S. Claiborne and Canal which, instead of being repurposed, is being torn down.
I'll let you decide why the address was not listed...****UPDATED: See note below.
And hopefully someone else can determine whether the notice was adequate.
And the sheer amount of tons that will have to be torn down and carted away...makes me wonder all the more about how contracts for all the debris played into the selection of the hospital sites.
I'll also note that at a recent meeting with New Orleans members of Save Our Cemeteries, there are still some very serious concerns about the potential vibration impacts on the fragile, historic St. Louis #2 Cemetery, which starts just over one block away from the Grand Palace Hotel.
ADDED: The building was called the "Pallas Suited Hotel" back in the 1980s.