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WWNO News Features
Wed March 25, 2009
Bill Borah Interview
By Eve Abrams
New Orelans, LA –
Bill Borah is a land use attorney who, in the 1960's,
helped fight to keep a highway, known as the Riverfront Expressway, from going through the French Quarter in front of Jackson Square. Plans for the highway were first made by Robert Moses, who designed networks of highways throughout the country, and coincided with the building of the section of Interstate 10 along Claiborne Avenue.
After plans for the highway were squashed by Nixon's secretary of Transportation, Bill Borah, along with Richard Baumbach, wrote the "Second Battle of New Orleans" in order to document the fight to keep this forty foot elevated highway out of New Orleans' most treasured district.
Eve Abrams spoke to Mr Borah about that experience.