Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans

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Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans
2 Canal Street World Trade Center New Orleans 2.JPG
The vacant structure, seen from the Mississippi River, 2015
General information
TypeHotel/condominium
Location2 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Coordinates29°56′56″N 90°03′48″W / 29.948976°N 90.063355°W / 29.948976; -90.063355Coordinates: 29°56′56″N 90°03′48″W / 29.948976°N 90.063355°W / 29.948976; -90.063355
Completed1967
Height
Antenna spireN/A
Roof407 feet (124 m)
Technical details
Floor count33
Lifts/elevators12
Design and construction
ArchitectEdward Durell Stone

The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans is a historic 33-story, 407 feet (124 m)-tall skyscraper designed by noted architect Edward Durell Stone, located at 2 Canal Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans. It was formerly known as the "ITM Building", i.e., the International Trade Mart, it was also known as the World Trade Center New Orleans, and housed numerous foreign consulates and the headquarters for the Port of New Orleans.

"Top of the Mart" in 1973

The top floor hosted a cocktail lounge called "Top of the Mart" from the 1970s through 2001. The bar slowly rotated once per hour. After this, a bar called "360" (as in degrees) opened in its place, which remained until Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The World Trade Center closed in June 2011 and the building was purchased by the city of New Orleans.

In the years following the closure, various plans emerged. The “Save WTC NOLA” group campaigned for renovation rather than demolition, while others campaigned to have the building demolished and have a park and landmark to the city built in its place.[1]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 9, 2014.[2]

In 2018, work began to convert the structure to a Four Seasons Hotel with 395-rooms, 80 hotel-serviced condos, and a public observation deck on the roof. The conversion is projected to cost $450 million and will be completed in 2020.[3]

The then-WTC Building New Orleans in 2016.

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  1. ^ Staff, FOX8Live.com. "World Trade Center tops list of New Orleans' 9 most-endangered sites". Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties". National Park Service. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Construction of Four Seasons in New Orleans to start May 1". NOLA.com. Retrieved May 4, 2018.

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