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Site of Royal Street Collapse Yields Archaeological Sandbox



New Orleans is a city that knows a bit about finding silver linings. So, when a historic building collapsed last October, the University of New Orleans’ Dr. Ryan Gray also received an opportunity. The urban archaeologist is now leading a team of students in a rare excavation within the French Quarter.


R.1 (Not P.3) Art Installation Appears at French Quarter Collapse Site


Updated 11.16, 8:16p.m.

For weeks, the city has been saturated with the distinctive pink P.3 logo of the Prospect 3 art biennial. One street artist has taken to mimicking the campaign with a rectangular pink “R.1” tag wheat-pasted around downtown. On Friday (11.14) night, the unknown artist took the public installations one step forward installing a large piece at the scene of a collapsed building in the French Quarter. Muriel's Jackson Square identifies the artist as Reggie Ford. NoDef is verifying.


Royal Crush

French Quarter Building Collapse in Photos



A three story building partially collapsed at 808 Royal Street near the corner of St. Ann Street on the afternoon of Oct. 21. Water spewed from broken pipes as onlookers stood aghast at the historic facade's demise. The Fire Department and NOPD blocked off the street to control the scene. Remarkably, no one was hurt.


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