Will New Orleans Keep Its Architectural Character?

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When Hurricane Katrina blasted the Gulf Coast, it decimated a city beloved for its music, food, lifestyle and architecture. President Bush's reconstruction vision for the region calls for "communities to move decisively to change zoning laws and building codes in order to avoid a repeat of what we have seen." Architectural editor Robert Ivy laments what been lost and looks at what it will take for the city will keep its character. Architect Rob Rogers discusses designing for safety, including for terrorism and hurricanes.. Finally, a conversation with architectural critic Michael Webb about Adventurous Wine Architecture.

Todays Guests:


Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine, based in New York, and a native of Mississippi who has lived and worked in New Orleans


Principal partner in the firm of Manhattan-based Rogers Marvel Architecture, whose projects include the design of anti-terrorist secured landscaping and perimeters for institutions in Manhattan


Architecture critic and author of many books, including, most recently, Adventurous Wine Architecture and Art Invention House

The Lost Treasures of Biloxi, Mississippi:

  • Brielmaier House
  • Danzler House
  • James Charnley Bungalows
  • Ohr-O'Keefe Museum
  • Tullis Toledano House
  • Before-and-after photos

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