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“Joseph and the…

Apr 17 - 19, 2015
This family musical classic from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber chronicles… more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Come join us for live music with Corey Henry's Treme Funktet. more

Concerts in the…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Concerts in the Courtyard, The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular… more

Concerts in the…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Concerts in the Courtyard, The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Apr 17 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 17 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Eric Bolivar,…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Come join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for  Eric Bolivar, Casandra Faulconer,… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

Apr 17 - May 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

FIVE NEW SCULPTURES…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
On Friday, April 17th 2015, five new sculptures will be added to the Poydras… more

FOUR VOICES at the…

Apr 17 - May 24, 2015
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present FOUR VOICES featuring… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 17 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Joey Arias Sings…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
In celebration of Billie Holiday's 100th birthday, New York cabaret and drag… more

JPAS Presents The…

Apr 17 - 19, 2015
For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Apr 17 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 17 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "The Lego… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Apr 17 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Sentimental Journeys…

Apr 17 - 17, 2015
Join benefit chairs Elizabeth LeBlanc and Ann Koppel Schreiner at the exquisite… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 17 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

“Joseph and the…

Apr 17 - 19, 2015
This family musical classic from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber chronicles… 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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