Benson Tower (New Orleans)

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Benson Tower
Benson Tower Sept 2009 NOLA.JPG
General information
Type Office
Location 1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA
United States
Coordinates 29°57′05″N 90°04′41″W / 29.951336°N 90.078035°W / 29.951336; -90.078035Coordinates: 29°57′05″N 90°04′41″W / 29.951336°N 90.078035°W / 29.951336; -90.078035
Completed 1989
Owner Zelia LLC
Roof 406 feet (124 m)
Technical details
Floor count 26
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.[1] In 2012, Ochsner Health System moved executives and as many as 750 administrative employees to the top four floors [2] 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.[3][4] 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

Broken windows after Hurricane Katrina

It is part of a complex of connected buildings which includes the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1250 Poydras Plaza, Entergy Tower, and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mowbray, Rebecca (15 September 2009). "Benson family buys property around the Superdome, will rename building Benson Tower". New Orleans Times Picayune. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Mowbray, Rebecca (23 September 2011). "Ochsner to relocate 500 jobs to Benson Tower". New Orleans Times Picayune. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "WVUE Fox 8 at Benson Tower". Woodward Design+Build. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "State-of-the-Art Production Studio Opening Adjacent To The Mercedes-Benz Superdome". New Orleans Saints. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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