New Orleans, LA
New Orleans’ World Trade Center, a National Register Historic building that once served as the headquarters for the trade organization, sat unused for years despite its prime riverfront location and modernist history.
The City chose developers Carpenter & Company and Woodward Interests for the historic redevelopment of the dilapidated property into a new Four Seasons Hotel and luxury condominiums. The design transforms the obsolete office building using elegant five-star finishes and amenities. In addition, a cornerstone of the development features public attractions: converting the roof-top cupola into a cultural celebration of Louisiana’s heritage; a panoramic observation deck; and at ground level, extensive landscaped paths, gardens and outdoor dining venues, all of which will revitalize this once-bustling section of the riverfront.
This project should make the people of New Orleans proud as it returns this unmistakable part of our skyline back into commerce. 2 Canal Street will once again be a world-class space for a world-class city.Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor, New Orleans