Monday, February 8, 2016

WHILE YOU WERE OUT HOLIDAY SHOPPING: THE GOVERNMENT FENCED OUT THE HOMELESS FOR CHRISTMAS


Previously unpublished notes from 2007




Holiday Inn New Orleans:
"A stones-throw from the French Quarter"











This is the visual experience Holiday Inn has created of your initial view from the Super-dome. The Holiday in owns command of space and place in New Orleans.







This has been the "view" from the lobby and street of the Holiday Inn New Orleans.


The view will be changed on December 21 when the fence is completed and the homeless are fenced out."




What I have been trying to figure out is why the City and State feels compelled to fence off this area where the homeless has been staying. They haven't awarded any contracts, they are going to store equipment there that is sitting somewhere else until March.


And why couldn't they wait until January 2, 2008?



Why at Christmas?








"After the fence is built, the state plans to prepare the site for the first phase of demolition: the removal of lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials. That contract, which has not been awarded, will cost an estimated $1.5 million; the work should begin in February. "



"Work under the $2.8 million demolition contract, which also has yet to be awarded, is slated to commence in March"

"State officials said the fence is needed to secure the heavy equipment that will be moved onto the construction site..."nola.com











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