New Orleans Public Library
|Piazza d'Italia Project Records, ca. 1976-1982|
7 cu. ft.
|These records were received in April, 1991, from staff members of the Office of Business and Industrial Development. They all deal in some way with the Piazza d'Italia project and include information from its early stages of development through its construction and dedication. As such the records represent the work of staff members in both the Moon Landrieu and Ernest N. Morial administrations. They appear to have been created and/or collected by staff members in the Mayor's Office of Urban Development, which later became the Office of Policy Planning and Analysis. Key individuals in these offices included Tony Gagliano, John Chrestia, Louise Glickman, Gino Carlucci and Steve Villavaso. All of these people are well represented in the records, along with the architects, contractors, financial advisors, and other consultants hired by the city for the project.
There was some attempt at City Hall to arrange the records some time prior to their transfer to the Archives, with the records being divided into several general categories as indicated below:
Developing and Potential Developers [A]The letters following each category were added during the preliminary inventory process by Archives staff. These letters appear following the folder number within the inventory. Approximately two cubic feet of material was weeded from the records during the preliminary inventory. Most of this included obvious duplicates and material collected for informational purposes during the course of the Piazza project. Much of the weeded material came from categories C and D.
The records also include various "housekeeping" records of questionable research value, including vouchers and invoices, handwritten notes, drafts of project documents, daily construction reports, architects' change orders, and similar documents.
Additional materials on Piazza d'Italia can be found in the records of Mayors Moon Landrieu and Ernest N. Morial.
The records are arranged by folder numbers assigned by the processor. The inventory below has been sorted alphabetically. The letters corresponding to the categories (noted above) appear following the folder number. Where no letter appears, the folder will apparently be "general" in nature and not belong within one of the categories. Folder titles are transcribed as given on the folders.
|Andy Flores--Figures on New Orleans||50||Andy Flores/Otis Fennel
||Appointment Book, 1977
||Appointment Book, 1977
||April '78 -- Theriot Perez Contract Rev.
||Arch -- Meetings
||Arch -- Correspondence
||Arch -- Photo
||Arch -- BiWeekly
||Azzarello's Report on Trip
||Banks -- List of Banks/Presidents
||Board of Commissioners/Port of New Orleans
||CADD Conference -- Dec. 3, 1976
||California Shopping Centers
||Capital Budget 1978, 1979
||Cart Competition Forms & Letters
||Conference of Mayors, Milan
||Contract Revision -- Perez
||Contracts made during trip to Italy, April 1976
||Correspondence from Private Developers
||Correspondence to or from State Department
||Correspondence to and from Perez
||Correspondence from Italy
||Correspondence to Grady Tucker from Grady Tucker
||Correspondence to or from Italy
||Daily Report -- Arch
||Design and Product Quality Guidelines/History
||Development Package and Poetential Developers Interested
||Drainage Problems (S&WB)
||E.L.M.A. -- Proposed Tenants
||EDA -- $850,000 Grant Award
||EDA Final Report -- $50,000 Technical Assistance
||EDA Title X App.
||EDA -- $5,000 Grant
||EDA -- Public Works Notice of Funding -- Arch
||EDA Title 10 Announc. Etc.
||Figures on Italian American Hall
||Final Guidelines Original & Copies
||Final Draft -- Design and Product Quality Guidelines
||Financial Packages -- Building A & D
||Financing -- Advise, etc.
||Foran & Greer
||Foran & Greer -- Contract
||Foran & Greer -- Original Contract
||Foran & Greer
||Foran & Greer Phase II Contract
||Funds & Endowments
||General Contact File
||Halmar/Arch (multiple folders re: the Lafayette archway)
||HDLC [Historic District Landmarks Commission]
||History of events (chronology of the Piazza project)
||I -- Change orders
||ICSC Program (New Orleans Participation)
||Info Mailed to Italian Co. in USA
||Information from Jeff Platt
||Int. Sculpture Conf.
||International Trade Idea
||Italian Land Sale -- Ordinance
||Italian Trade Comm. Offices in the U.S.
||Italian American Hall Financial Model
||Italian & American Origin
||Italian Fund Raising Meetings
||Italian-American Fund Raising
||Joe Maselli/Italian-American Federation