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||New Orleans, Louisiana
|1021 Audubon Street - Tulane Anthropology Building
||I oppose the destruction of the Anthropology Building.
As a Tulane Law student, I have often observed the structure, which I find to be rather unique, while walking between campus and various points on and beyond Broadway.
I think it would be unwise to raze this structure - which the University should simply make a long-term effort to restore for use as classroom or support activities. I know firsthand that various Tulane Law School law journals are in dire need of additional space. That's just one of the myriad potential uses for the structure.
I think the stucco architecture of the building is worth preserving, and I do not see what better use the random lot, located in such close proximity to Tulane University, will come to in the end beyond what I proposed above.
Moreover, considering the structure as a part of the polyglot Tulane campus itself, I do not see many, if any structures that represent the same early 20th Century style. In that respect, the building serves as a unique component in the overall architectural landscape of the neighborhood - one that right now serves the end goals of having a rich, diverse structural environment (the precise thing that we ultimately end up shooting for with new urbanism approaches to development anyway).
I respectfully oppose the demolition of the Anthropology Building.