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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… 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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