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Friday, March 19, 2010

Plaza Tower 1968

In 1968, the Gravier Latter and Blum Office distributed an advertising brochure for potential Plaza Tower tenants:

"This imposing structure that soars 45 floors above downtown New Orleans is The Plaza Tower, Office/Residence building scheduled for completion in early 1969.

Located minutes from Canal Street and the financial center, The Plaza Tower avoids the congestion and traffic of the inner city core. It is easily reached from all sections of New Orleans. . . situated at the very hub of the new expressway and Interstate systems."

Image above: The Plaza Tower: Standing Tallest over the New Orleans Skyline. New Orleans: Latter and Blum, c. 1968. Biographical Files (Leonard Spangenberg), The Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.


  1. It looks like this photo was taken from Lee Circle before the Carnegie Library was demolished and the K&B building was constructed. Very cool!

  2. The structure that you see is a small bank that was located where the gas station currently is on Lee Circle. The Carnegie was already gone....