The New City Hall Goes Up

"The Civic Center is a bright symbol of New Orleans' Decade of Progress," the Annual Report says. "Here beauty has been exchanged for ugliness and progress for decay. Here is a design for public convenience carefully planned with an eye to the future. New Orleans' new seat of government ranks high with the best in the nation."

Fifty years later, New Orleans city offices have outgrown Morrison's bright new structure, and the current city administration dreams of building a new city hall for the 21st century.