Building New Orleans: The Seventies
The Superdome


Besides putting New Orleans on the professional sports map, the Superdome also contributed mightily to the redevelopment of Poydras Street. Construction of a series of high-rise office buildings followed the Dome's opening in 1975.





View from behind City Hall looking across Poydras toward the future site of the Superdome, February, 1960.










The Superdome under construction, April, 1973.














Looking toward the intersection of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas Streets, before the widening of Poydras, March, 1964.















One Shell Square under construction, May, 1971.














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