Monday, April 11, 2011
A Craftsman-era home stands alone on Cleveland Avenue, the parcels around it razed and cleared since the first of the year. The giant Grand Palace Hotel stands behind it, awaiting demolition.
It is unclear whether the parking deck off on the left will be retained...seeing as the city made a point of forcing the state, in a CEA, to build a second parking deck on Tulane Avenue instead of leaving acres of surface parking. Demolition of the existing parking structure after the city's push would represent the height of absurdity.
The shot is framed by the arc of the Canal Street offramp from nearby I-10. The ramp is set to remain in place.