Renovations

State Capitol Renovations
11:14 am
Sat July 14, 2012

State Capitol gets a facelift

The closing of the Legislature in June was just the beginning for construction crews at the state Capitol.

The Advocate reports workers are ripping up floors, breaking through walls and removing ceilings to give the 80-year-old building a facelift.

The work is expected to be completed in January 2013.

A $14.7 million upgrading of the heating and air conditioning system is well under way as is a $1.4 million project to repair the breezeway under the Capitol's front steps.

The Capitol was authorized under Gov. Huey P. Long and opened in March 1932.

Convention Center Renovations
3:43 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Convention Center renovation may run into Super Bowl

The renovation of New Orleans' major convention center may be delayed until the time of the 2013 Super Bowl in the city.

The center's governing board says construction costs are about $1.4 million over the initial contract price and the work is already more than a month behind schedule.

The Times-Picayune reports the projected completion date is Feb. 2 — one day before the Super Bowl and well into the weeklong series of events the center will host for the NFL.

The NFL has reserved the building for the entire week.

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New Orleans Airport Renovations
9:45 am
Mon April 23, 2012

N.O. Airport Wants Renovations Done by Super Bowl

Louisiana's major airport is trying to finish several renovation projects before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.

New Orleans CityBusiness said the Louis Armstrong International Airport is planning for 42,000 visitors leaving the city the day after the game.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says a new parking garage is about 65 percent complete. The exterior of the terminal is being remodeled to feature a glass front. The interior is getting new lighting, carpeting and painting.

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