TriPod: New Orleans at 300 brings us another edition of TriPod Xtras. Host Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with 92 year old Architect Al Ledner. Ledner graduated from the Tulane School of Architecture, and briefly left his hometown of New Orleans to study with Frank Lloyd Wright. He has buildings all around the country, and is known in New Orleans for the homes he built on Park Island in Bayou St. John, including the Cointreau home.
Laine and Mr. Ledner met there before a party being held for the accomplished architect, to talk about his life and career, starting with what makes this mid-century residence a 'modern' design.
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