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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Statement from Tricentennial Consortium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Kelly Schulz or Lauren Cason 

504-566-5019

kschulz@neworleanscvb.com/lcason@neworleanscvb.com

Tricentennial Consortium Responds to World Trade Center Decision 

The Tricentennial Consortium (TCC), representing the New Orleans hospitality industry, remains committed to the innovative long-term re-engineering of our riverfront. Though unsuccessful in our proposal because of the city's understandable desire for more readily apparent concrete revenue streams, we will continue to take a leadership role in the development of those public spaces that will incorporate the World Trade Center building. Our goal of drawing locals and visitors to a reconnection with the riverfront, stimulating the economy and providing a compelling commemoration of the city's tricentennial is steadfast. We appreciate the opportunity afforded by the City of New Orleans to participate in the comprehensive RFP process that allowed for public comment. 

Obviously, our industry is disappointed in the outcome, but we are committed to smart growth and innovation along the river and we respectfully ask that the city and the NOBC irrevocably consider the public space, and its demand generation potential, as critical components to the redevelopment of the WTC site and its ultimate linkage to our other industry projects along the river. If properly meshed and integrated, we can create a tremendous growth catalyst to jobs and our economy by building a demand-generator in addition to redeveloping the building. 

We have a rare opportunity to change the face of our city, create iconic innovation, build lasting jobs, increase visitor spending and open the riverfront to citizens and visitors alike. Our commitment to the city, the developer, our industry and our citizens is resolute and we are firmly dedicated to forging new revenue streams, practical new business development, and to continuing partnership by assisting all parties, public and private, on the path of smart planning and holistic integration of projects along the riverfront.

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