NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Canal Street Development Corporation will announce the first phase of major renovations to the Piazza d’Italia in the Central Business District. The Piazza d’Italia Capital Improvements Project will consist of a series of enhancements that will bring the Piazza d’Italia back to its highest level of quality, increase pedestrian traffic and visitation, and allow for an active and vibrant program of events.
Designed by renowned architect Charles Moore, the Piazza d’Italia was completed in 1978 and stands as a monument to the Italian-American community and their contribution to the city of New Orleans.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Canal Street Development Corporation
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2013
WHERE: Piazza d’Italia
Intersection of Lafayette Street and Commerce Street
New Orleans, LA 70130