||This has been an eye opening experience for me. I now realize that about twelve people wholeheartedly care about preservation of New Orleans buildings. I base this on the other 106 notices for Louisiana listed beneath this one. This is not to create uproar, just look for yourself.
It is amazing that FEMA would allow a few activists to rustle up a hundred more, like cattle mind you, and halt the recovery of this or any region. I have seen post from Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, even the Mecca of 1960's architecture Paris, France. Texas appears to be the largest collection of preservation proponents. I'm sure they meet monthly at the Alamo (one of a few remaining pre 1960's buildings in the state)! I read of text messages from Gallatoires and extra credit for demonstrating. What a joke.
This process should have been shut down one week after it was started. You sent everyone that lived in the neighborhood a $2000 check following the storm. Send them a survey and ask the people who are most affected by the decision. If they don't respond so be it, they weren't interested anyway.
I say remove the former church and build something. If Holy Cross wants to give it go, God Bless them.