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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fundís (Tulane) Proposal to Demolish the Anthropology Building (U064), 1021 Audubon Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Patrick Hernon
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
1021 Audubon Street, New Orleans, LA
Comments: I am writing in opposition of the demolition of the Tulane Anthropology Building located at 1021 Audubon Street.

Fostering a cohesive community is vital to the success of all that a university is, and can be. A significant respect for the tradition and history of the past is an essential element of this aspiration.

The anthropology building represents a link to the thousands who have called Tulane home in the past, and the building still can be utilized to teach and support the students of today. This building represents a style and beauty specific to the time it was built, and its loss would take away from the campus and the community.

Demolishing the building with no plan on what to do in its place--and with the most likely outcome to be a surface parking lot--accents how this demolition would not only strip the community of a connection with its past, but would also be a lost opportunity to reestablish and/or strengthen the connection between the students of today and the rich and proud history of Tulane University.

I strongly oppose the demolition of this building.