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Indie folk duo perform every Monday

Falling Down


In the swath of Lower Mid-City that is being cleared to make way for BioDistrict New Orleans, fewer signs of the humanity that once inhabited the land exist everyday. Last week's demolition of the Outer Banks Bar was the most dramatic among hundreds of wreckings that have taken place over the past couple months. Only a handful of buildings are left. Some of them are family homes, and some are historic buildings like the S.W. Green House and the McDonogh No. 11 School.  Even so, the state still doesn't have a date set for the LSU Teaching Hospital's groundbreaking. Amid the bureaucracy and fanciful projections, the images of cleared land provide an unmistakable description of the project as it stands. NoDef sent photographer Kat Arnold to document the current state of things. Her photos appear in a slideshow after the jump.


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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock