Benson Tower (New Orleans)
1450 Poydras Street|
New Orleans, LA
|Roof||406 feet (124 m)|
|Floor area||Office: 486,692 square feet (45,215 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum-1989Renovation by Woodward Design Group of Woodward Design+Build|
|Main contractor||Woodward Design+Build|
Benson Tower (formerly Dominion Tower and the CNG Tower), located at 1450 Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a 26-story, 406 feet (124 m)-tall skyscraper. The building was purchased by late New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on September 15, 2009 and renamed the Benson Tower. In 2012, Ochsner Health System moved executives and as many as 750 administrative employees to the top four floors  as well as the 2nd and 3rd floor space with balconies overlooking Champions Square and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome; second floor space is utilized for Benson's television station, Fox affiliate WVUE (Channel 8) for the station's morning newscast, sporting events and by lease for other parties. According to Corporate Realty, which leases the 487,760-square foot building, as of August 2012, Benson Tower is more than 97.6% leased.
1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA
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